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          Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

          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.

          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.

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          Danny Rohl has the likes of John Buckley and Dominic Iorfa unavailable, with Callum Paterson touch and go for Friday.

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          Mark Robins’ only concern coming into the FA Cup is the absence of a big figure this season, Haji Wright whose groin injury is likely to keep him out until at least February.

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          In their last five games in all competitions, Sheffield Wednesday have three wins and two losses.

          Marvin Johnson grabbed the only goal of the game for Sheffield Wednesday in the 27th minute in a 1 - 0 win for Wednesday over Preston. This win came in spite of George Byers’ red card with five minutes to go and only 31% of the possession.

          There was another red card next time out, this time for Hull City’s Tyler Morton in the 35th minute. This opened the door for Johnson and Djeidi Gassama to give Sheffield Wednesday a 2 - 0 lead ten minutes into the second half. Josh Windass added a third, a big enough cushion that Scott Twine’s penalty meant nothing as Wednesday grabbed a 3 - 1 win.

          In the Third Round of the FA Cup, Sheffield Wednesday hosted fellow Championship side Cardiff City. Windass opened the scoring in the second minute for The Owls and an own goal from Romaine Sawyers along with a goal from Liam Palmer meant that Wednesday had a 3 - 0 lead at halftime. Mallik Wilks then added a fourth late on for the 4 - 0 win, despite Cardiff having 22 shots with nine on target.

          However, next time out, Sheffield Wednesday were on the other side of a 4 - 0 scoreline. Che Adams, Adam Armstrong, Ryan Fraser and Sekou Mara all scored to give Southampton the 4 - 0 win.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Coventry have four wins and one draw.

          Liam Walsh opened the scoring for Swansea in the seventh minute but Wright equalised within three minutes for Coventry. Ellis Simms then gave Coventry the lead midway through the second half but in the 93rd minute, Liam Cullen grabbed a goal to force a 2 - 2 draw.

          Despite Josh Coburn opening the scoring for Middlesbrough, a brace from Tatsuhiro Sakamoto and a goal from Wright gave Coventry the 3 -1 comeback win.
          In the Third Round of the FA Cup, Coventry took on Oxford United in an eight-goal thriller. Joel Latibeaudiere opened the scoring in the eighth minute for Coventry but Mark Harris equalised within two minutes for Oxford. However, Ben Sheaf, Kasey Palmer and Callum O’Hare all scored along with a brace from Matt Godden in a 6 - 2 win for Coventry, Tyler Goodrham grabbing the other goal for Oxford.

          Coventry took on top of the league Leicester next. A Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall penalty gave Leicester the lead just before halftime but in the added time of the first half Leicester’s Abdul Fatawu was sent off. In the second half O’Hare grabbed a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Milan van Ewijk in the 3 - 1 win for Coventry.
          The last time out for both sides was their clash on Saturday. Sheaf opened the scoring for Coventry just five minutes before the halftime whistle. Within the first 15 minutes of the second half, Sheaf completed his brace to give Coventry the 2 - 0 lead. Windass did get Sheffield Wednesday on the scoresheet, but The Owls couldn’t find another goal as Coventry held on for the 2 - 1 win.

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          Where to watch

          Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry has not been chosen for broadcast this weekend, but can be followed via radio on BBC Five Live.