Coventry City and Sheffield Wednesday face off again in an FA Cup fourth-round replay this Tuesday at the Coventry Building Society Arena, after their last match ended in a 1-1 draw. The winner will host Maidstone United in the next round.
Victor Torp, a new addition to Coventry, made a memorable debut by scoring from a distance against Sheffield Wednesday.
However, the celebration was short-lived as Djeidi Gassama scored late in the game to equalize for Sheffield, leaving Coventry to regret not securing the win.
Following that draw, Coventry has not won in three games, including a recent loss to Norwich City, which pushed them out of the playoff spots. They aim to avoid another early exit in the FA Cup, having shown strong form at home this season.
Coventry has been tough to beat at their arena, going nine games without a loss there and scoring freely in their recent home matches.
This record presents a challenge for Sheffield Wednesday, who recently suffered a heavy defeat to Huddersfield Town.
Sheffield Wednesday is struggling, with no wins in their last five games and facing relegation concerns. They have a poor track record against Coventry in the FA Cup and have not won at Coventry’s ground since 1995.
Coventry City FA Cup form:
Coventry City form (all competitions):
Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup form:
Sheffield Wednesday form (all competitions):
Coventry will be without Liam Kitching due to suspension and Ben Sheaf because of injury. Joel Latibeaudiere is expected to fill in the defensive gap.
Sheffield Wednesday’s Callum Paterson remains sidelined, and Dominic Iorfa is also out. New loan signings Ian Poveda and Kristian Pedersen are not available for this match, and Marvin Johnson is doubtful. James Beadle is cup-tied, making Pierce Charles the likely goalkeeper.
Coventry City possible starting lineup:
Van Ewijk, Thomas, Latibeaudiere, Bidwell;
Palmer, Torp, Eccles, Dasilva;
Sheffield Wednesday possible starting lineup:
Valentin, Bernard, Famewo, Johnson;
Gassama, Bannan, Diaby, Musaba;
Prediction: Coventry City 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Given Sheffield Wednesday’s struggle to score in away games and Coventry’s strong home performance, Coventry is likely to secure a win and move on to face Maidstone United in the next round.