Our prediction for this Championship match:
Stoke City and Coventry City go head to head at Bet365 Stadium in the Championship round 43. The Potters aim to finish the season in the top half of the table, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Wednesday’s clash. Australian defender Harry Souttar misses the match through suspension, while Allen, McClean, Oakley-Boothe, Doughty, Collins, Campbell, and Clark remain in the recovery room. Given the number of absentees in the home team, we are not tempted to put our money on the Potters.
The Sky Blues, on the other hand, are on the right track to secure the Championship survival. Coventry City are nine points clear of the relegation zone, but keep in mind that Rotherham United have two games in hand. Since the Sky Blues should be happy with one point from the midweek clash, share of spoils is on the cards at Bet365 Stadium. All Dabo, Jones, Pask, Reid, and Sheaf are likely to miss the game through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Joe Allen):
Joe Allen is another high-quality footballer from the new generation of Wales internationals, who was part of the team that took Swansea from League One to the Premier League, and he had no problems adapting to arguably the strongest league championship in Europe.
Allen operated as a deep-lying playmaker as the Swans impressed upon reaching the elite division, with his excellent passing skills persuading Liverpool to splash £15 million on his services. The central midfielder didn’t exactly manage to develop into an indispensable member of the side at Anfield, but he is considered an important squad player and has always performed well when called upon.
Meanwhile, he has been one of the pillars of the most successful team in the Wales history together with Gareth Bale, Ashley Williams and Aaron Ramsey, while even representing Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Allen started five games for the Dragons as they secured the first ever appearance at the European Championship finals.
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.