Our prediction for this Championship match:
Coventry City will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough when they take on Derby County in the Championship round 25. The Sky Blues are on a three-game winless run in the English second tier, and, as a result, they dropped to 20th position in the standings, just three points above the relegation zone. You should bear in mind that Coventry City recorded only one win in the previous six home games in the league.
The likes of Jones, Reid, and Thompson have been struggling with injuries of late, and they are unlikely to feature against Derby County. The Rams, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Cardiff City, with the team remaining in the 18th place in the standings. Since Wayne Rooney’s men are not regarded as good travellers, home win should be considered. All Bielik, Davies, and Lawrence are likely to miss the match through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Wesley Jobello):
Wesley Jobello is a Martiniquais professional footballer who plays for Coventry City in the English Football League One. He was born in Gennevilliers, France, on the 23rd of January 1994. The 26-year-old is a Marseille youth product, having featured for both the club's first team and the b-team over 50 times.
His debut appearance came as a substitute against Sochaux in Ligue 1 match on the 20th of May 2012. Apart from Marseille, his resume includes playing for teams Clermont Foot and Gazelec Ajaccio. He signed for Coventry City on the 30th of June 2019, on a three-year contract. Jobello has played ten games for the English outfit so far, providing a goal and an assist apiece in the process. Incidentally, Coventry marks his first time playing outside France.
On the International forefront, Jobello, initially a youth International for France, represented the nation at the under-18 level before switching to play for The Martinique national football team. His International career highlight is getting selected for Martinique's 40 man squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Jobello is predominantly a left midfielder but is capable of playing on the right as well.
Highlighted Team (Derby):
Derby County is one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946).
Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one.
The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.