21st Jan, 2022

FOOTBALL - Coventry City vs Swansea City Preview

COVENTRY City are back in Sky Bet Championship action tonight as they host Swansea City hoping to maintain their unbeaten home record.

 

The Sky Blues are yet to be beaten in the league at the Coventry Building Society Arena this season – having dropped just two points at home this campaign.

 

City remain in the Championship play-off places as they sit fourth in the table – four points clear of the chasing pack.

 

Their opponents Swansea have struggled on the road this season – picking up just one away so far which came back in August.

 

The Swans find themselves in 13th place in the table – having won five, drawn five and lost five of their fifteen matches this term.

 

FORM

Coventry are hoping to win back-to-back games for the third time this season – after winning 1-0 away at Hull City last weekend.

 

Matty Godden has been in fine form for City since returning from suspension – scoring Coventry’s goals in each of the club’s last two matches.

 

Swansea have won three of their last four matches – beating Peterborough United 3-0 this past weekend in a dominant performance at the Swansea.com Stadium.

 

The Welsh side have failed to win in each of their last five away outings in the league – since a 1-0 win at Bristol City in August.

 

TEAM NEWS

Coventry have no fresh injury or suspension concerns following their win at Hull which means they have a fully fit squad to choose from against the Swans.

 

Swansea also have a clean bill of health for tonight’s clash as Russell Martin’s side look to turn their away form around at the CBS Arena.

 

KEY PLAYERS

Coventry – Matty Godden – The striker has three goals in his last three Championship appearances for the Sky Blues – which includes his winner against Hull last weekend.

 

Godden’s tireless energy up front will be crucial in disrupting Swansea’s patient passing build-up as he looks to score for the third game running.

 

Swansea – Joel Piroe – The Netherlands youth international was a shrewd summer signing from PSV Eindhoven and looks set to be the Swans talisman this term.

 

The striker has scored nine goals and provided three assists this season which includes three strikes in his last four Championship appearances.

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The two teams last met in February this year when Swansea secured a 1-0 win thanks to Ben Cabango’s goal early in the second-half.

 

Coventry’s last success against the Swans came back in October 1981 – having gone 11 meetings without defeating the Welsh side.

 

Last season’s fixture ended 1-1 at St Andrew’s as Jordan Shipley’s fine opener was cancelled out by Andre Ayew’s effort shortly before half-time.

 

PREDICTION

Sky Blues 2-1 Swansea – It is difficult to look past a Coventry win when looking at the form book but Mark Robins’ side will have to work hard to secure all three points.

 

Coventry’s match against Swansea gets underway at 7:45pm tonight (Tuesday, November 2) at the CBS Arena.

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