Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs.  Coventry City – predictions, team news, fixtures

Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Coventry City – predictions, team news, fixtures

Sports Mole previews Friday’s FA Cup clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

In a recap of Saturday’s Championship game, Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City will fight again at Hillsborough on Friday and FA Cup Round of 16 places in a row.

The visitors won 2-1 in South Yorkshire to complete a league double over their hosts as both sides fight for a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup.


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Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs.  Coventry City – predictions, team news, fixtures© Reuters

Sheffield Wednesday return to the FA Cup on Friday with the aim of progressing to the round of 16 for the first time since the 2019-2020 season, after getting past the third round earlier this year.

Kadzivdi were drawn at home by fellow rivals Cardiff City in their first game of this year’s competition, losing 4-0 to progress, Josh Windass, Liam Palmer and Mallik Wilks reached the scoresheet along with a Romaine Sawyers its purpose.

That win made it three wins in the show jumping Danny RohlThe team, who came close to defending the Championship with back-to-back wins against Preston North End and Hull City at the start of the year, will see their fight back to survive. -back league lost by Friday.

The South Yorkshire players started out chasing Southampton and were beaten 4-0, and Hey Adams, Adam Armstrong, Ryan Fraser and Sekou Mara helping himself to goals, before taking on Coventry City as soon as Saturday and looking to avenge the 2-0 Boxing Day defeat, only to fall to another defeat with Josh Windass’ goal just enough to pull to 2-1.

With their deficit to 21st-placed Huddersfield Town now back to five points with 18 games to go, Sheffield United will turn their attention to the FA Cup on Friday and look to improve and rebuild slowly before returning to their home games. . against Watford on Wednesday.

Coventry City manager Mark Robins on December 8, 2023© Reuters

Their visitors, too, travel to Hillsborough for the second time in a week in search of a third victory for Friday’s hosts this season, as they target the FA Cup last 16 competition having failed to qualify for this stage in the last five attempts.

Coventry City re-entered the FA Cup this year and went as far as the Eagles, hosting third-placed Oxford United and beating them 6-2. Joel Latibeaudiere, Ben Soup, Casey Palmer and Callum O’Hare they all found the net already Matt Godden added late reinforcements.

The result came amid an exciting league game Mark RobinsThe team, who quickly climbed up the Championship with a nine-game unbeaten run and made it six wins including two against their opponents on Friday, first won 2-0 at home on Boxing Day thanks to Tatsuhiro Sakamotobrace.

After winning the cup and beating the league leaders Leicester City 3-1, thanks to the bravery of Callum O’Hare and Milan and Ewijk Goal, the Sky Blues recently traveled to South Yorkshire for another game on Saturday and held on for a 2-1 win as they went two goals ahead through Ben Sheaf’s double.

Now in sixth place in the Championship thanks to their promotion, and after a 10-match unbeaten run and four consecutive wins in all competitions, Coventry City will look to beat Sheffield Wednesday on Friday to extend their good season. with a win to progress in the FA Cup.

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Team News

Callum O'Hare of Coventry City celebrates scoring his first goal on December 8, 2023.© Reuters

Danny Rohl named a strong Sheffield Wednesday starting XI for their FA Cup third-round tie against Cardiff City, but with a busy schedule and fight for survival, he may opt to make a change on Friday. Callum Paterson and Dominic Iorfa left behind and injured.

Agricultural Powerswho was loaned from Troyes at the beginning of January, is expected to make his first start for the Owls in front of a 4-2-3-1, while star Josh Windass could be given a rest by Mallik Wilks who is expected to come into the team. support three.

George Byers and Momo Diaby They can also come from the beginning in the engine room, allowing the driver Barry Bannon to be outside, when Mr. Diaby can join Di’Shon Bernard at the heart of the back four and Cameron Dawson Struggling to get back between the sticks after saving two penalties in the previous competition, after being chased out by the Brighton & Hove Albion loanee. James Beadle.

Coventry City could also make a number of changes to Friday’s game amid a host of Championship games, and Ellis Simms He should come to lead the line from the start in their 4-2-3-1 formation with Matt Godden expected to be out and Haji Wright he is in the recovery room.

Elsewhere, Fabio Tavares he’s lined up in three behind the lone hitter, right Jamie Allen and Victor Torp He should come into the middle of the game from the start, providing relief to key men Callum O’Hare and Ben Sheaf.

Changes can also be made in the background by Joel Latibeaudiere and Jay Dasilva have access to the right and the left respectively, where it is old Kyle McFadzean should be given a start after seeing a few features this time.

Sheffield Wednesday possible starting list:
Dawson; Palmer, Bernard, Diaby, Famewo; Byers, Diaby; Gassama, Wilks, Don’t Steal; Ugbo

Coventry City who will start:
Wilson; Latibeaudiere, McFadzean, Kitching, Dasilva; Allen, Torp; Tavares, Eccles, Sakamoto; Wright


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We say: Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Coventry City

We expect both sides to be very much on their toes in the clash at Hillsborough, and with the visitors having talent and depth throughout their squad, we’re rooting for a repeat win in South Yorkshire heading into Friday.

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