Our prediction for this Championship match:
West Bromwich Albion will be looking to climb to the playoffs places when they take on Coventry City in the Championship round 30. The Baggies are on a five-game winning run on home soil, but they failed to impress in the FA Cup defeat to Bristol City. Midfielder Grady Diangana is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Kyle Bartley remains on the sidelines with a foot injury.
The Sky Blues, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 4-2 loss to Norwich City, with the team beating Huddersfield Town 2-0 in front of home fans, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against WBA. Since Coventry City are on a three-game losing run on the road, we are tempted to put our money on Carlos Corberan’s troops. All Fabio Tavares, Callum OHare, Kyle McFadzean, and Tyler Walker are all sidelined with injuries, speaking of the away side.
Highlighted Player (Simon Moore):
Simon Moore is an English goalkeeper who plays for Sheffield United in the Championship. Moore began his career at Brading Town and, after playing 49 games in the league for the club, he moved to Farnborough in 2008. However, due to the lack of first-team football, Simon Moore left the club at the end of the season, with the 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper signing a contract with Brentford.
The English goalkeeper, who was born in Sandown on May 19, 1990, made his debut for the Bees in May, 2010 against Hartlepool United, coming as a substitute for first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. After ending his loan spell with Basingstoke Town in January 2011, he moved to Cardiff City and it has to be noted that he made 17 appearances for the Welsh outfit.
In the summer of 2016 he signed a deal with Sheffield United for a fee of around £500,000 and he did remarkably well to keep 17 clean sheets in the 2016/2017 League One campaign. The Blades finished the season in top position in the standings and, no doubt, Simon Moore’s brilliant saves helped the club secure promotion to the English second tier.
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.