Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sheffield United and Coventry City take on each other at Bramall Lane on day 24 of the new Championship campaign. The Blades are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the Boxing Day clash. Veteran striker Billy Sharp should keep his place in the starting XI after extending his goal-scoring run at Wigan, while all Fleck, Brewster, Norrington-Davies, Jebbison, and O’Connell remain in the recovery room.
The Sky Blues, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the table with 21 points on their account. Since Coventry experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-3 draw with Swansea City, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from Monday’s game. All Marcel Hilssner, Kyle MacFadzean, Tyler Walker, and Matt Godden should miss out through injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Ben Osborn):
Ben Osborn is an English footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest as a midfielder. Osborn was born in Derby (England) on August 5, 1994 and he started his youth career at his hometown club Derby County. In 2003 he moved to Nottingham Forest and after spending ten years at their football academy Osborn made his first-team debut for the Reds.
He made his debut on March 29, 2014 in a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town and he has been playing for the City Ground Stadium outfit ever since. Ben Osborn has one cap for England U20 team and he played for England U19 and England U18 teams in the past as well.
It has to be noted that the Nottingham Forest midfielder scored four goals, while providing seven assists for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Championship season. His main position is left midfield, but he is capable of playing as both central and attacking midfielder as well. Ben Osborn’s preferred foot is left.
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.