Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Legendary Hillsborough stadium will host Friday’s FA Cup game between Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City, the two Championship sides. The Owls’ main goal is to secure the Championship survival, which is probably the main reason why home win should not be considered. When the two teams met in the league at the weekend Coventry City defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. The likes of Callum Paterson, John Buckley, and Dominic Iorfa should miss out with injuries for the home side.
The Sky Blues, on the other hand, are on a four-game winning run in all competitions and even though the Owls are tough to beat in the “Steal City”, we are tempted to put our money on the away team. United States of America forward Haji Wright remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Josh Windass):
Born in Hull, England on January 9, 1994, John Windass is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. Windass is a product of Huddersfield Town youth academy, but he did not play for the Terriers at senior level.
The 175-cm-tall midfielder began his senior career at Accrington Stanley and after scoring 22 goals in 77 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Glasgow Rangers in the summer of 2016. Two years later Josh Windass joined Wigan Athletic and he has been playing for the DW Stadium outfit ever since. He scored his first Championship goal on September 18, 2018 in a 2-1 win over Hull City.
His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as both central midfielder and second striker as well. It has to be noted that Josh is the son of former footballer Dean Windass, who played for the likes of Hull City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Bradford City during his professional career.
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.