Our prediction for this Championship match:
Coventry play host to Watford at their Coventry Building Society Arena on day 5 of the new Championship campaign. The Sky Blues are undefeated in the previous three league matches and a win over Watford will see them move closer to the playoffs berth. Even though all Jamie Allen, Fabio Tavares, and Callum OHare are sidelined with injuries, home win should be considered.
The Hornets, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers. Watford have been struggling in front of goal of late and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to spoil Coventry’s party at Building Society Arena. Morocco midfielder Imran Louza is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while defender Jamal Lewis continues to miss out with a thigh injury. In their last meeting in the English second tier the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Dan Gosling):
Dan Gosling is a midfielder who was born in Brixham, England on 1 February, 1990. He played for Brixham United and Plymouth Argyle during his youth career and he made his first-team debut for the Pilgrims against Hull City on 9 December, 2006 at the age of 16.
In 2008 he moved to Everton and it has to be noted that he scored four goals in 22 appearances for the Goodison Park outfit. Following his spell with Newcastle United, he signed a deal with Bournemouth in 2014 and he has been playing for the Cherries ever since. Dan Gosling made 34 appearances for Bournemouth in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and scored three goals for the club in the English top flight.
Gosling has three caps for the England U21 team and he played for the U17, U18 and U19 teams in the past as well. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as defensive and right midfielder as well. Dan Gosling has a four-year deal with Bournemouth.
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.