Coventry City vs Norwich City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Above: Todd Cantwell and Dominic Hyam battle for possession (Source: Getty Images, SOPA Images)

Coventry City will host Norwich City this coming Wednesday at 19:00 BST, as the Sky Blues look to potentially derail the league leaders by registering their first ever victory over the Canaries.

Daniel Farke’s Norwich aren’t boasting form, with just one win in their last fix but continuing to retain their position at the head of the Championship table.

The home side are looking to extend further from the relegation zone, but like their opposition have just one win in their last five.

Team news

Coventry manager Mark Robins will be without Fankaty Dabo, Matt Godden and Jodi Jones for a long period of time.

Liam Kelly remains a doubt but may attempt a late fitness test on a groin injury he sustained back in December.

Farke will have Jordan HugillMarco Stiepermann and Sam Byram all absent for Wednesday,  but they should be back available in the coming weeks.

Michael McGovern will be out for the remainder of the season and therefore unavailable.

Predicted lineups

Coventry City: Marosi; Rose, Hyam, McFadzean, Costa, Allen, James, McCallum, O’Hare, Hamer, Biamou.

Norwich City: Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis, Skipp, McLean, Buendia, Vrancic, Cantwell, Pukki.

Ones to watch

Gustavo Hamer

Dutch attacking midfielder Hamer has been excellent for the Sky Blues this season.

Not only is he Coventry’s top scorer with five goals, he also has the highest average rating of 7.08. A agile, tricky forward who flourishes in creating chances, Norwich will have to keep an eye on his talents.

Emi Buendia 

The midfielder linked with Premier League moves in January, Buendia is evidently above Championship level.

When he keeps his head focused, the Argentine is prolific, and has managed seven assists this season and eight goals, as the club’s second highest scorer. He also has the highest average rating of 7.69, but when linking up with Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki he is a nuisance for opposition defenders.

Past meeting

These two sides have already faced twice this season, in league and FA Cup action. Norwich were victorious previously, with early goals from Kenny McLean and Hugill knocking Coventry out of cup action.

How to watch

The match is available on iFollow via Bradford or Morecambe’s respective club websites, with match passes at £10 for those in the United Kingdom. 

It can also be viewed via the Sky Sports Red Button, or on Sky Go Extra.

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