Our prediction for this Championship match:
Coventry City play host to Burnley at their Coventry Building Society Arena on day 14 of the new Championship campaign. The Sky Blues are stuck at the bottom of the table, but their recent displays are surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Coventry did well to beat Middlesbrough thanks to Viktor Gyokeres’ goal, while sharing the spoils with Luton Town, Birmingham City, and Bristol City. The rock-bottom side are eyeing their second win of the season, but they face a difficult task in Saturday’s clash. Gustavo Hamer has yet to serve his ban, while both Liam Kelly and Callum OHare remain in the recovery room.
The Clarets, on the other hand, do not want to give up on their automatic promotion dream. Burnley are still looking for their best form, but seeing that they failed to turn their dominance into victory in a 1-1 draw with Stoke City, away win should be considered. All Darko Churlinov, Kevin Long, Scott Twine, and Ashley Westwood should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Simon Moore):
Simon Moore is an English goalkeeper who plays for Sheffield United in the Championship. Moore began his career at Brading Town and, after playing 49 games in the league for the club, he moved to Farnborough in 2008. However, due to the lack of first-team football, Simon Moore left the club at the end of the season, with the 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper signing a contract with Brentford.
The English goalkeeper, who was born in Sandown on May 19, 1990, made his debut for the Bees in May, 2010 against Hartlepool United, coming as a substitute for first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. After ending his loan spell with Basingstoke Town in January 2011, he moved to Cardiff City and it has to be noted that he made 17 appearances for the Welsh outfit.
In the summer of 2016 he signed a deal with Sheffield United for a fee of around £500,000 and he did remarkably well to keep 17 clean sheets in the 2016/2017 League One campaign. The Blades finished the season in top position in the standings and, no doubt, Simon Moore’s brilliant saves helped the club secure promotion to the English second tier.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.