Our prediction for this Championship match:
Riverside Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Middlesbrough and Coventry City, the two playoffs-chasing sides. The Boro aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers, and you should know that they are eyeing their fifth consecutive win in front of home fans. Both Marc Bola and Marcus Browne are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Sky Blues, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Stoke City. Coventry City are undefeated in the previous five away fixtures, which is probably the main reason why we predict that they are going to grab something from the Riverside Stadium clash. Defender Ian Maatsen misses out with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the away team. Sweden international Viktor Gyokeres, who scored the winner against the Potters, should continue to lead the line for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Sammy Ameobi):
Sammy Ameobi is the younger brother of a famoust Newcastle United player Shola. Sammy is a product of Newcastle United football academy as well and he scored two goals in 56 appearances for the first team. The pacey attacker played for the likes of Middlesbrough, Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers on loan in the past before signing a permanent deal with the Trotters on July 14, 2017.
Sammy Ameobi was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on May 1, 1992, but he has two caps for Nigeria U20 team. The left-footed footballer played for the England U21 team as well, but he has yet to make his senior debut for the Three Lions. Ameobi’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of playing as a winger as well.
Sammy Ameobi made his Bolton debut on September 3, 2016 against Southend and it has to be noted that he scored two goals in 20 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 League One campaign. At the end of the season Bolton were promoted to the Championship.
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.