Hillsborough hosts Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry this Friday in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. Both sides have had mixed form in the Championship this season and will be vying for a successful cup run.
- Coventry to win @ 23/20 on William Hill
- Over 1.5 goals @ 2/9 on Paddy Power
- Both teams to score @ 4/6 on William Hill
These odds are accurate at the time of publication and may be subject to change.
Friday sees an all-Championship clash in the FA Cup, where both teams need a win not only to progress in the competition but to also give them good momentum back in the league, whether that’s to compete for Play-off football or for safety.
Sheffield Wednesday currently sit 23rd in the Championship after 28 games. The Owls have six wins, four draws and 18 losses, leaving them on 22 points, two points from 22nd QPR and five points from safety.
The Owls have a storied history with the FA Cup, winning in the early years of the competition in 1896 against Wolves and reaching the second-ever Final but losing 6 - 1 to Blackburn. Sheffield Wednesday have made two Finals since winning in 1966 and 1992 but more recently the furthest The Owls have gone is the Fifth Round.
Coventry, on the other hand, currently sit sixth in the Championship. In 28 games, Coventry have 11 wins, ten draws and seven losses which leaves them on 43 points, one point within the Play-offs and 15 points from automatic promotion.
The Sky Blues have also won the FA Cup on one occasion, back in 1987 when they beat Tottenham 3 - 2 in extra time. However, since that win, the furthest Coventry have managed to get in the FA Cup is the Quarter-Finals, where they lost 2 - 0 against Chelsea in 2009 and 3 - 1 on penalties against Sheffield United in 1998.
Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry have met 86 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1911. Coventry have the better record in the fixture with 34 wins in comparison to Wednesday’s 29 wins, with the other 23 games ending in a draw.
In the last five games between the two sides, there has only been one game with over two goals, this game has been particularly low-scoring recently, with both teams scoring only twice in five games.