Coventry City host in-form West Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion in Wednesday’s solitary Championship game.
Even though both teams are in the bottom half in the second tier, with the Sky Blues a point and two places better off in 14th, they both still have aspirations to make the play-offs this season at the very least.
Coventry City vs West Brom Betting Tips
Coventry forwards Tyler Walker and Matt Godden are unlikely to play until January due to knee and ankle injuries, respectively, while centre-back Kyle McFadzean is also absent with a calf problem.
Albion centre-back Kean Bryan remains out with his serious knee injury, while fellow defender Semi Ajayi is still on the sidelines with a shoulder problem.
Kyle Bartley will be given a late fitness test after a recent thigh strain.
West Brom to win @ 11/8
Mark Robins’ side are only four points off the top six but come into this clash without a victory since the club action resumed earlier this month.
They lost 1-0 at Reading and then somehow drew 3-3 at home with Swansea on Saturday when 3-0 up with just over 20 minutes remaining.
West Brom have won both of their matches since the restart, beating Sunderland 2-1 away and Rotherham 3-0 at home on Saturday, as they continue to improve under Carlos Corberan, who has won five of his six games since taking charge towards the end of October.
Albion also have a great recent record away to Coventry, winning on four of their last five trips to the home of the Sky Blues, drawing the other game.
They can maintain their upward momentum with another victory in midweek – an outcome that would see them jump eight places to eighth in the table.
Coventry were somewhat unfortunate to go down to the Royals upon resumption, having more shots, shots on target and ending up with a superior xG figure of 1.0 compared to 0.6.
They were then on course for a fine win over Swansea until they totally capitulated, conceding three goals in 16 second-half minutes.
Even though their home form overall this term is solid with five wins, two draws and three defeats from 10 games, West Brom appear to be a team on the up under Corberan and will be full of confidence.
West Brom Total Goals – over 1.5 @ 6/4
If the Baggies are to come out on top, they are likely to register at least two goals at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
Corberan’s men have scored two or more in each of their last three Championship games and are taking on a Sky Blues side who will be reeling from conceding three at home in the final quarter at the weekend.
West Brom managed 16 shots, nine of which were on target, against Rotherham last time out and they registered 10 shots, with four on target, in the previous victory over the Black Cats, so there is clearly an attacking emphasis to their gameplan under their Spanish coach.