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Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry: Preview & Prediction

Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry: Preview & Prediction

Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry
FA Cup
4th round
Friday
26th January 2024
Hillsborough

The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the FA cup 4th round fixture between Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry: Preview

Sheffield Wednesday form analysis

The Owls have struggled for consistency in their recent matches. They began with a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to Coventry City, where they were unable to find the net despite late pressure. Another road loss followed against Preston North End, conceding late for a 1-0 result. However, they bounced back with a strong 3-1 home win over Hull City, taking a 3-0 lead before a late consolation. But their difficulties on the road continued with a crushing 4-0 defeat at Southampton, where they were outplayed in all areas of the pitch.

Hoping to turn things around, they hosted Coventry City but again ended up on the losing side, conceding twice in the first hour before pulling one goal back too late. While their home form has shown signs of promise at times, their away performances have been well below par, with defensive frailties regularly exposed. Going forward they will need to tighten up at the back to avoid dropping more points on their travels. Finding consistency across both home and away matches will be crucial to improve their league position.

Coventry form analysis

Coventry City have shown good form in their recent matches. They began with a 2-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday, controlling the game and scoring two late goals. Next was a thrilling 2-2 draw at home to Swansea City, where they twice came from behind to level before settling for a point. On New Year’s Day, they faced a tough test away to Middlesbrough but came away with a 3-1 victory, with two goals from striker Sakamoto.

They also saw themselves push against Leicester City close in a 3-1 home win, scoring twice late to advance. Hoping to maintain their momentum, they traveled to face Sheffield Wednesday and again claimed the full three points in a 2-1 victory with two first half goals. While they’ve conceded in most matches, their attack has been in good form under the manager. If they can continue balancing solid defending with clinical finishing, Coventry should be able to remain in the top half of the table for the rest of the season. Their recent performances suggest they can compete against most opponents.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry: Prediction

Draw no bet: Coventry @ 1.68 odds.

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 odds.

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