Coventry currently sit bottom of the league after gaining just one point so far this season, which came on the opening day against Sunderland - although they have played three games less than everyone else due to their home games being postponed because of the poor state of their pitch. However, four defeats in a row cannot be excused and fans’ patience is wearing thin.
A comprehensive 3-0 trouncing at the hands of Norwich last time out has done nothing to appease the supports either, with the Sky Blues desperate for points as they begin to play catch up with the rest of the division. Unsurprisingly, they go into this crucial clash as outsiders, with bookies’ pricing the home at 11/5.
West Brom have had a rather unspectacular start to the campaign with one win, one loss and six draws from their opening eight games. Steve Bruce knows they will have to convert them into wins if they are to reach their target of a playoff place this season. The Baggies’ have had consecutive draws against Wigan and Burnley respectively and will be looking to get three points from this fixture against a struggling Coventry side.
Albion have not spent loads this summer, but already have a squad at their disposal more than capable of at least challenging for a playoff spot. They go into this one as very strong favourites to get all three points, with bookies giving odds of 23/20 for an away win.