Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Coventry City will be aiming to retain their spot in top six when they welcome Tranmere Rovers at their St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on Matchday 13. The Sky Blues produced their probably worst performance of the season in a 4-0 loss at Rotherham United, but it is well known that they are much tougher to beat at home than on the travels.
Coventry City are eyeing their sixth home win of the season and they are likely to take advantage of the fact that their rivals Tranmere Rovers failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to the likes of Ipswich Town and Shrewsbury Town. To make things even worse for the visitors, they will be without suspended winger Conner Jennings, who was sent off in the 1-0 loss to the Shrews at the weekend. In their last meeting at St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium Tranmere crushed Coventry 5-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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Based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Tranmere Rovers are a professional club that compete in the League One. Tranmere were founded back in 1884 under the name of Belmont FC, with the football arms of cricket clubs Lyndhurst Wanderers and Belmont coming together. The club recorded their first win later in 1884 as they outclassed Brunswick Rovers 4-0.
Nowadays Tranmere Rovers play their home games at Prenton Park, the venue which can hold up to 15,567 people. The Rovers wear white shirts and blue shorts in home matches, but back in the 19th century orange and red were the dominating colours on their kit.
Tranmere fans see Bolton Wanderers as the club’s main rivals, but they have built a small rivalry with Chester City and Everton as well. The Prenton Park outfit did well to make it to the League Cup final in the 1993/1994 season, but Aston Villa proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.