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Wolves vs. Coventry City Prediction, Tips & Stats

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      • (88') Hugo Bueno
      • (53') E. Simms
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      • (90'+10') H. Wright
      • (7') R. Aït-Nouri
      • (81') Pablo Sarabia
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          Wolves vs. Coventry City Prediction, Tips & Stats

          The FA Cup quarter-final clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Coventry City at Molineux this Saturday is a fascinating encounter that rekindles an old rivalry that was once a fierce encounter back in the 1960s and 1970s.

          Wolverhampton Wanderers, under the stewardship of Gary O'Neil, have emerged as one of the Premier League's surprise packages this season. Predicted by many to be embroiled in a relegation battle, Wolves find themselves in an enviable 9th place, with ambitions of securing European football. This turnaround is a testament to O'Neil's tactical acumen and the squad's resilience, especially in light of injuries to key attacking players.

          Wolves' journey to the FA Cup quarter-finals, overcoming Brentford, West Bromwich Albion, and Brighton & Hove Albion, showcases their capability to grind out results. Their recent 2-1 victory over Fulham, with contributions from Rayan Aït-Nouri and an own goal, underscores their current form and momentum, having won four of their last five matches. The memory of their 2018-19 FA Cup semi-final heartbreak against Watford, where they relinquished a two-goal lead, looms in the background, serving both as a painful reminder and a source of motivation.

          Coventry City, under the guidance of Mark Robins, have once again put themselves in contention for promotion to the Premier League, sitting just a point shy of the Championship playoff places. Their journey to this stage of the FA Cup, with victories over Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, and Maidstone United, is an impressive achievement for a team that experienced a significant overhaul in the summer and started the season on uncertain footing.

          The Sky Blues' recent form, highlighted by a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Watford and a resounding 5-0 win over Rotherham United, points to a squad hitting its stride at a crucial moment. The attacking prowess of Haji Wright and Ellis Simms has been instrumental, with Wright finding the net three times in his last two appearances and Simms contributing eight goals in his last seven games.

          The historical backdrop adds another layer of intrigue to this encounter. Coventry City's FA Cup pedigree, marked by their memorable triumph in the 1986-87 season, contrasts with their recent struggles to make an impact in the competition. Their last quarter-final appearance in 2008-09 ended in defeat to Chelsea, highlighting the challenge they face in reaching the latter stages of the tournament.

          The previous meetings between Wolves and Coventry in the 2013/14 League One season, where both fixtures ended in 1-1 draws, provide little indication of what to expect from this match. However, they do underline the potential for a closely contested battle, despite the difference in their current league standings.

          For Wolverhampton Wanderers, this match represents an opportunity to edge closer to silverware and cap off a season that has already defied expectations. A victory would not only propel them into the semi-finals but also reinforce the belief within the squad and among the fans that this could be a campaign to remember.

          Coventry City face a daunting challenge but one that offers the chance to write a new chapter in their illustrious FA Cup history. Progressing beyond this stage would echo the achievements of the 1986-87 team, inspiring current and future generations of Sky Blues supporters.

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          Wolves Team News

          Wolves are depleted in attack as they enter this game without the services of all of their start front three, with Matheus Cunha, Hee-Chan Hwang and Pedro Neto all out with injury. On top of that, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde is also sidelined with injury.

          As a result, 19-year-old Nathan Fraser should continue to start up top while Tommy Doyle and Matt Doherty should come in for Neto and Bellegarde.

          Coventry Team News

          Star midfielder Ben Sheaf made his return from injury off the bench against Watford and could come into the starting XI here.

          We don't expect too many changes to the side that started the 2-1 win at Watford at the weekend as Tatsuhiro Sakamoto and Jamie Allen both continue to miss out.

          FootyAccumulators Prediction

          Wolves' absences should make this one a fairly competitive encounter despite the fact that these two sides are separated by a whole league. Coventry will be aggressive and highly motivated and could make life difficult for Wolves at times. Ultimately, though, the Premier League side should prevail here. We predict: Wolves 2-1 Coventry.

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