Coventry vs Sheffield Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham.
Sheffield Wednesday will travel to Birmingham to take on Coventry City in a highly-important relegation six-pointer on Wednesday evening at St. Andrew’s.
The Owls have not been in the league action since the first day of the year. They have played a couple of FA Cup ties with medium success in the meantime, beating Exeter City 0-2 and falling 3-0 to Everton.
Nevertheless, the mentioned loss to the Toffees on Sunday at Goodison can hardly say much about the team’s current form as Carlo Ancelotti fielded a very strong line-up led by the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, James Rodriguez, and Richarlison on the occasion.
We can even argue about Sheffield’s brilliant spell of form in the league. The team got off to a dreadful start to the season, but their form has seen a massive rise in late-December.
The Owls won three and drew one of the last four Championship outings and are now only six points adrift of the safe zone.
Can they narrow the gap even further with a result against fellow bottom-half strugglers Coventry City on Wednesday?
Coventry vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-head
Sheffield Wednesday are playing against the head to head tradition here. They won just 3 of 26 away matches against Coventry historically.
Nevertheless, this will not technically be a home game for Coventry who also have to travel to Birmingham to “host” the Owls.
None of the last seven head to head outings has produced three or more goals.
Sheffield Wednesday picked up a narrow 1-0 victory when the two sides last locked horns in mid-December last year.
Coventry vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction
The Sky Blues have been playing hot and cold throughout the season. They will not enter this specific game in the highest of spirits, though.
Mark Robins’ troops lost back-to-back games to Norwich City (2-0 in the FA Cup) and reading (3-0 in the league) without scoring a goal along the way. They have failed to find the back of the net in six of the last seven matches in all competitions.
This will certainly be the music to the ears of Neil Thompson whose men have been very tough to break down of late in general. The Owls have significantly improved their defensive efforts of late. They kept back-to-back clean sheets in wins over Derby County and Exeter City and will fancy their chances of maintaining such a fine spell of form here.
Since three or more goals have not been seen in any of the last seven head to head encounters between the two sides, the Under 2.5 goals FT looks as a fantastic call at 1.57 odds. We will also back the visitors to claim the spoils at the attractive 2.80 odds.
Coventry vs Sheffield Wednesday Bet Tips
Sheffield Wednesday to win @ 2.80
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57.