Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium when Coventry City and Sunderland face each other in the League One derby. The Sky Blues shared the spoils with Rotherham United at the weekend, with the team remaining in the second position in the standings. Coventry City are undefeated in the previous twelve league fixtures, but the game against the fellow promotion-chasing side will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
Sunderland, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with Fleetwood Town on Tuesday evening, with Max Power scoring the equalizer in the seventh minute of stoppage time. Anyhow, Coventry City and Sunderland seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Stadium of Light.
Highlighted Player (Liam Kelly):
Born in Newport Pagnell, England Liam Kelly is a right-footed midfielder who plays for Coventry City in the League One. Kelly is a product of Milton Keynes Dons football school, but he did not play for the club at senior level. The English footballer started his senior career at Scottish club Kilmarnock, but after making 100 appearances in the league for the Killie, he moved to England, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with Bristol City.
The English footballer played for the likes of Oldaham Athletic and Leyton Orient as well before joining Coventry City in the summer of 2017. His main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and right midfielder as well.
His preferred foot is right. He made his league debut with Coventry City on August 5, 2017 in a 3-0 win over Notts County, while scoring his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Stevenage in April, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation.
The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sunderland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Preston North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.