Our prediction for this Championship match:
Swansea and Coventry face each other at Swansea.com Stadium in what will be a very important game for the visitors. The Sky Blues aim to stay in the playoffs race, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s encounter. All Rose, Howley, and Wilson-Esbrand are pushing for a start as boss Mark Robins should opt to make changes to the team that suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Stoke City, while Jamie Allen is pushing for a recall after overcoming his injury.
The Swans, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Bristol City and Cardiff City. The South Wales outfit aim to give fans yet another reason to celebrate, and seeing that they will go for a victory as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Swansea first-choice goalkeeper Steven Benda is out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury.
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.