Our prediction for this Championship match:
WBA will look to recover from a heart-breaking 4-0 loss to Forest when they welcome Coventry City to the Hawthorns on Matchday 44. The Baggies have slim playoffs chances, but the hope dies last, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field. The Sky Blues, on the other hand, are four points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for them as well.
Since both sides will go for a win in Saturday’s derby, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. All Jordan Shipley, Fankaty Dabo, Matt Godden, Jake Clarke-Salter, and Josh Eccles are out of contention with injuries for the away team, while Sam Johnstone, Daryl Dike, and Kean Bryan are injured for the hosts. Defender Darnell Furlong serves a one-game ban.
Highlighted Player (Callum Robinson):
Born in Northampton, Callum Robinson started his career at Aston Villa. Having gone through the youth ranks with the Villans, Robinson was given his first-team debut in 2013. As a product of the Aston Villa academy, Robinson unfortunately never got a chance to prove his worth at the club and ended up playing no less than 4 league appearances during his three-year stay at Villa Park.
Various loan spells – at Preston North End on two occasions and Bristol City – brought mixed fortunes for the striker up until 2016 when he sealed a permanent move with the Lillywhites. Robinson represented England at U16, U17, U19 and U20 levels but raised plenty of eyebrows when he declared for the Republic of Ireland in March 2018 through his late grandmother who was from Monaghan.
The striker made his senior team breakthrough in Republic of Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Celtic in Scott Brown’s testimonial match and will be hoping to prove doubters wrong and prove his motive is bigger than career opportunism.
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.