Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
By beating Ipswich Town and Bristol Rovers in the replays, Coventry City set up a meeting with Birmingham City in the FA Cup last 32. Not only are they eyeing promotion to the Championship, but the Sky Blues have big ambitions for the 2019/20 FA Cup campaign as well. Coventry City are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that they will fight tooth and nail against Birmingham City.
The Blues are one of the most unpredictable teams in the Championship. The Blues did well to beat Blackburn Rovers in their opener, and they are surely capable of matching Coventry City at St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium. Coventry groundshare at Birmingham this season, meaning that fans of the two clubs are likely to pack the stadium. A close encounter is on the horizon, and we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils in Saturday’s FA Cup game.
Highlighted Player (Wesley Jobello):
Wesley Jobello is a Martiniquais professional footballer who plays for Coventry City in the English Football League One. He was born in Gennevilliers, France, on the 23rd of January 1994. The 26-year-old is a Marseille youth product, having featured for both the club's first team and the b-team over 50 times.
His debut appearance came as a substitute against Sochaux in Ligue 1 match on the 20th of May 2012. Apart from Marseille, his resume includes playing for teams Clermont Foot and Gazelec Ajaccio. He signed for Coventry City on the 30th of June 2019, on a three-year contract. Jobello has played ten games for the English outfit so far, providing a goal and an assist apiece in the process. Incidentally, Coventry marks his first time playing outside France.
On the International forefront, Jobello, initially a youth International for France, represented the nation at the under-18 level before switching to play for The Martinique national football team. His International career highlight is getting selected for Martinique's 40 man squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Jobello is predominantly a left midfielder but is capable of playing on the right as well.
Highlighted Team (Birmingham City):
Birmingham City are a club located in the city of Birmingham, England. Birmingham City were founded in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, but the club’s named was changed to Small Heath in 1888. 17 years later they became Birmingham and in 1943 they finally changed their name to Birmingham City.
The Blues welcome their rivals at St. Andrew’s, the stadium that was opened in 1906. Birmingham City compete in the Championship and their fiercest rivals are WBA and Aston Villa. The Blues made it to the FA Cup final twice, but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy. In 1931 they were beaten by their local rivals WBA in the title game (1-2), whilst in 1956 they were outplayed by Manchester City in the title game.
The colour of Birmingham’s home kit is blue with white stripe. Trevor Francis, Gil Merrick, Bob Latchford, Jeff Hall, Alex Govan, Joe Bradford and Christophe Dugarry are notable footballers who played for the St. Andrew’s outfit in the past.