Lineups

Coventry City

( 4-4-2 )

  • 1. M. Maroši

  • 15. D. Hyam

  • 21. S. McCallum

  • 5. K. McFadzean

  • 23. F. Dabo

    76'
  • 6. L. Kelly

  • 26. J. Shipley

    68'
  • 14. B. Sheaf Yellow Card

    69'
  • 11. C. O'Hare

  • 38. G. Hamer

  • 19. T. Walker

Substitutes

  • 13. B. Wilson

  • 27. J. Thompson

  • 2. L. Oestigaard

    69'
  • 8. J. Allen

  • 18. R. Giles

    76'
  • 10. W. Jobello

  • 9. M. Biamou

    68'
  • 20. A. Bakayoko

  • 41. W. Bapaga

England - Championship

53' B. Sheaf 53' Yellow Card 53'  B. Sheaf
Coventry City

Coventry City

0 - 0

Birmingham City

Birmingham City

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • Date: 20/11/2020
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: St. Andrew´s Stadium
  • Referee: Oliver Langford
Coventry City v Birmingham City - Preview

Date published: 11/19/2020 8:32:29 PM

Coventry City v Birmingham City - Preview

Matt Godden to miss out for Coventry

Coventry will still be without striker Matt Godden when they host landlords Birmingham in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday evening.

The Sky Blues have played their home games at St Andrew’s since the start of the 2019/20 campaign due to rent issues with their owners SISU but still managed to gain promotion to the Championship last season.

Mark Robins’ side sit one point above the relegation zone but they will be without their top scorer Godden, who misses out due to a foot injury sustained against Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

Midfielder Jordan Shipley is available after a period of self-isolation but defender Julien Dacosta has had more ankle surgery and is ruled out for two to three weeks. Fankaty Dabo is rated doubtful for a return after lower back and hamstring issues, while Jodi Jones and Wesley Jobello (both knee) are long-term absentees.

Birmingham have been boosted by the return of defensive duo George Friend and Kristian Pedersen.

Both players missed the 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth before the international break due to a calf injury and head knock respectively but are available for selection.

Boss Aitor Karanka has even more defensive options following the return of on-loan Chelsea centre-back Jake Clarke-Salter following his own calf issue. He could make his first appearance of the season.

Midfielder Adam Clayton and goalkeeper Zach Jeacock (both ankle) are sidelined, while Josh McEachran (knee) has returned to training but will not be considered.

 

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  • Championship
  • Round 12
  • St. Andrew´s Stadium
  • Oliver Langford
  • 20 Nov, 19:45

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Lineups

Coventry City
(4-4-2)
Birmingham City
(3-5-2)
  • 1. M. Maroši

  • 15. D. Hyam

  • 21. S. McCallum

  • 5. K. McFadzean

  • 23. F. Dabo

    76'
  • 6. L. Kelly

  • 26. J. Shipley

    68'
  • 14. B. Sheaf Yellow Card

    69'
  • 11. C. O'Hare

  • 38. G. Hamer

  • 19. T. Walker

Substitutes

  • 13. B. Wilson

  • 27. J. Thompson

  • 2. L. Oestigaard

    69'
  • 8. J. Allen

  • 18. R. Giles

    76'
  • 10. W. Jobello

  • 9. M. Biamou

    68'
  • 20. A. Bakayoko

  • 41. W. Bapaga

  • 30. N. Etheridge

  • 5. G. Friend

  • 4. M. Roberts

  • 2. M. Colin

  • 12. H. Dean

  • 19. San José

  • 18. R. McGree

    59'
  • 11. Jérémie Bela

  • 17. Iván Sánchez

  • 34. I. Šunjić

  • 10. L. Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

  • 1. Andrés Prieto

  • 25. J. Cogley

  • 3. K. Pedersen

  • 6. M. Kieftenbeld

  • 23. Jon Toral

    59'
  • 20. G. Gardner

  • 7. D. Crowley

  • 9. S. Hogan

  • 14. J. Leko

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Birmingham City vs Coventry City

There is a 33.8% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Coventry City, at 38.1%, are solid favorites to beat Birmingham City who have a 28.2% chance.
In simulation wins, Birmingham City upsets Coventry City by averaging 7.8 shots and 3.2 shots on goal.
They average 1.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.3 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Coventry City 1.0 to Birmingham City 0.8.

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    Coventry City 0 - 0 Birmingham City - Match Report

    Date published: 11/21/2020 12:19:21 PM

    Coventry City 0 - 0 Birmingham City - Match Report

    Coventry hold landlords Birmingham to draw at St Andrew’s

    Coventry kept only their second Sky Bet Championship clean sheet of the season as they fought out an uninspiring 0-0 derby draw with landlords Birmingham at St Andrew’s.

    In the first league meeting between the sides since Coventry, who had conceded a league-high 23 goals in 11 games, began ground-sharing with Blues last year, chances were few and far between throughout.

    Birmingham striker Lukas Jutkiewicz wasted the game’s best opportunities, sending one close-range header wide and seeing another superbly tipped on to the bar by Coventry goalkeeper Marko Marosi.

    The draw halted a sequence of two successive defeats for each side before the international break, as Coventry registered a first clean sheet since their September 26 stalemate at Barnsley.

    They partly had Jutkiewicz to thank for that as the Blues striker spurned a great opening only 14 minutes in, nodding wide unmarked from Mikel San Jose’s excellent cross to the back post.

    Coventry then went close in bizarre fashion nine minutes later as Tyler Walker stole in between Harlee Dean and Marc Roberts to guide Liam Kelly’s high ball goalwards with his chin, but Blues keeper Neil Etheridge stuck out his left hand to make an excellent instinctive save.

    Those were the only real chances of a forgettable first half, although Blues, who edged an FA Cup replay between the sides on penalties last season, looked livelier leading into the break.

    Jutkiewicz just failed to reach Jeremie Bela’s fizzed cross and George Friend ended a driving run by drilling wide from 25 yards.

    Coventry, again without injured top scorer Matt Godden, threatened first after the interval as a fierce Walker shot cannoned off a Birmingham defender, but Callum O’Hare could only shank the loose ball wide from a tight angle.

    Blues enjoyed the better of the rest of the half, but their troubles in front of goal continued as they failed to add to the nine they had scored in their previous 11 games.

    Ivan Sunjic fired a cross-shot wide on 65 minutes and Marosi did well to smother a 30-yard San Jose daisy-cutter that took a slight nick off a Coventry defender a few minutes later.

    Marosi made an even better stop eight minutes from time, diverting a Jutkiewicz header from Maxime Colin’s cross on to the crossbar from point-blank range.

    That secured a point and a clean sheet for the ‘hosts’, although they did have to survive another scare when Jutkiewicz mistimed a sliding finish from Ivan Sanchez’s low cross to stab well wide.

    The deadlock temporarily lifted Blues three places to 14th before Saturday’s fixtures, while Coventry remained 21st, two points above the bottom three after just one win in 10 games.

    Lineups

    Birmingham City

    ( 3-5-2 )

    • 30. N. Etheridge

    • 5. G. Friend

    • 4. M. Roberts

    • 2. M. Colin

    • 12. H. Dean

    • 19. San José

    • 18. R. McGree

      59'
    • 11. Jérémie Bela

    • 17. Iván Sánchez

    • 34. I. Šunjić

    • 10. L. Jutkiewicz

    Substitutes

    • 1. Andrés Prieto

    • 25. J. Cogley

    • 3. K. Pedersen

    • 6. M. Kieftenbeld

    • 23. Jon Toral

      59'
    • 20. G. Gardner

    • 7. D. Crowley

    • 9. S. Hogan

    • 14. J. Leko