The Coventry Building Society Arena is the venue for an East Midlands Derby on Monday night as Coventry are set to host West Brom in a game which kicks off at 20:00.
After a dissapointing start to their campaign, Coventry currently find themselves inside the bottom half of the Championship table, having amassed just 15 points from their 13 league games so far this campaign. This comes following three wins, six draws and four defeats.
The Sky Blues come into this weekend’s game on the back of a poor run of form which has seen them gain just one point from their last three league outings. After drawing against Norwich, Coventry recorded successive defeats against Bristol City and Rotherham.
West Brom currently find themselves sitting just inside the playoff places, after gaining 20 points from their opening 13 league outings. The Baggies have won five, drawn five and lost just three game so far this season.
Carlos Corberan’s side come into this weekend’s game in a rich vein of form, having won three of their last five league outings. These wins have come against tough opposition in the form of Preston, Sheffield Wednesday and QPR.
The Baggies were last in action on Tuesday evening as they took on QPR at home, where West Brom came back from a goalless first half to beat Rangers 2-0. Brandon Thomas-Asante gave the Baggies the lead with a penalty in the 59th minute, after Kenneth Paal had tripped Grady Diangana.
Diangana doubled Albion's lead in the 68th minute, tapping home from close range after Nathaniel Chalobah had beaten Osman Kakay and squared.
Coventry City and West Bromwich Albion are two of the most successful clubs in the West Midlands of England, and the rivalry between the two clubs is one of the fiercest in the country.
The two clubs first met in 1891, and they have played each other over 150 times in competitive matches. West Brom have a slight edge in the head-to-head record, with 65 wins to Coventry's 53.
In recent years, the rivalry between the two clubs has cooled slightly, as they have spent less time in the same division. However, the matches between the two sides are still always keenly contested, and the fans are always passionate about the rivalry.
Coventry come into monday’s matchup as home favourites and are currently priced @ 5/4 to record a victory whilst an away win for West Brom is priced @ 21/10 and draw is @ 12/5.
We are backing West Brom to win to nil because they come into the match with much better form. Furthermore, in this fixture’s recent history, it has been rare for both teams to score, with this occurring on just one occasion in the last four meetings of the sides.