Our prediction for this Championship match:
Swansea City will be looking to make amends for a heavy 4-1 loss to Huddersfield Town when they face Coventry City on Wednesday evening. The Swans are eager to regain their spot in top two, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Sky Blues. The Welsh outfit will be without Steven-Andreas Benda, Liam Cullen, Jordan Morris, Wayne Routledge, and Brandon Cooper in the midweek clash, while Ryan Bennett is a major doubt.
Anyhow, home win should be considered as Steve Cooper can count on key attackers Andre Ayew and Jamal Lowe for Wednesday’s clash. The Sky Blues, on the other hand, are only five points clear of the relegation zone, and given their poor away record, we are tempted to put our money on promotion-chasing hosts. The likes of Matt Godden, Fankaty Dabo, and Jodi Jones are all out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Korey Smith):
After spending his youth career at Norwich City, Korey Smith made his first-team debut for the Canaries in January 2008 in the FA Cup clash against Charlton Athletic. Smith played 67 league games for Norwich City and he scored 4 goals for the club, but in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic.
The midfielder who was born on 31 January, 1991, scored one goal in 42 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 campaign and on 27 June, 2014, he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. It has to be noted that he won Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with the Robins in his first season with the team.
Korey Smith was born in Hatfield, England and he has two younger sisters, Alice and Harriet. Smith is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of operating as central midfielder and right back as well. The Bristol City footballer also represented the likes of Barnsley and Yeovil Town (on loan) in the past.
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.