Our prediction for this Championship match:
Coventry City will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Middlesbrough when they take on Leicester City in the Championship round 27. The Sky Blues have been producing fine displays in festive fixtures and they are surely capable of matching the league leaders on home soil. Defender Liam Kitching is banned for the match, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Foxes, on the other hand, are hit by absentees, with all Kelechi Iheanacho, Issahaku Abdul, and Patson Daka being at the Africa Cup of Nations. As Coventry City have been in a fine form of late, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Both Jamie Vardy and Kasey McAteer are out of contention with injuries. It has to be noted that the two sides have shared the spoils in four of their last seven meetings in the English second tier.
Highlighted Player (Jannik Vestergaard):
Standing at 1.99m, the Danish center back is regarded as one of the tallest professional footballers in the world. Born on the 3rd of August, 1992, Vastergaard 's youth career started in Denmark divided amongst four clubs, namely Vestia, Frem, Copenhagen, and Brondby.
His first professional contract, however, was with Bundesliga outfit TSG Hoffenheim in 2010. Following impressive displays with the club's under-19 team during the 10/11 season, Vestergaard made his professional debut the following season, featuring in Hoffenheim's 1-0 home win over Frankfurt on the 16th of April, 2011.
Notable spells at clubs Werder Bremen and Borrusia Monchengladbach succeeded his time at Die Kraichgauer before he left Germany to join Premier League's Southampton in 2018 on a four-year deal worth 25 million euros. On the international front, the 27-year-old represented Denmark at every youth level before making his senior debut on the 14th of August, 2013, against Poland.
Highlighted Team (Coventry):
Nicknamed the Sky Blues, Coventry City are an English football club that compete in the League One. Coventry City, who were founded on August 13, 1883 as Singers FC, wear sky blue kit when playing on home soil, whilst their away colour is white.
Aston Villa and Leicester City are considered the club’s main rivals, but they have rivalry with fellow West Midlands clubs Wallsall and Burton Albion as well. Coventry City have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the FA Cup in the 1986/1987 season, with the team beat Charlton Athletic in the two-legged final. They share stadium with Birmingham City, with both clubs playing their home games at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Built in December, 1906, St. Andrew’s Stadium can hold up to 29,409 spectators. Dion Dublin is one of the most famous Coventry City players, with the legendary centre-forward scoring 61 goals in 145 appearances for the club in the league.