Coventry are playing quite badly in recent times and they desperately need a win to end the series of crises. Therefore, encountering a team that is at the bottom of the Championship table will be a better opportunity for teachers and coaches Mark Robins to find joy again.
Coventry closed 2021 with a 0-1 defeat at home to Millwall. This result also marked a period of decline in performance of the Coventry Building Society home team. Accordingly, the last 6 appearances Coventry did not know the taste of victory (draw 4, lose 2). Even at home, Coventry has only known a draw and a loss in the last 3 visits. The drop in form made Coventry from a team in the top 6, currently only ranked 10th in the Championship table.
In which, coach Mark Robins and his students brought back 34 points through 23 rounds and 6 points behind the group with tickets to the play-off round for promotion. Coventry’s attack played poorly and scored no more than 1 goal in the last 3 matches. Lucky for this team when their upcoming opponent in the FA Cup is only Derby. Before a name that is extremely struggling in the relegation battle, the opportunity for Coventry to have a ticket to the round of 16 is wide open. Remember that Coventry is unbeaten in all 3 recent encounters with Derby (won 1, drawn 2).
From being a candidate for the race to win promotion to the Premier League, a -21 point penalty by the English football federation killed Derby. At the Championship playground, the away team is at the bottom of the table with a meager 11 points. If you do not receive the penalty of the FA, of course the situation of “The Sheep” is not as tragic as it is now. Despite making great efforts to win the last 3/4 rounds, Derby is still 11 points behind the safety group.
This is a very difficult number to level but not impossible and Derby needs to focus 100% of its strength on the relegation battle. Therefore, the FA Cup playground is no longer the top concern of coach Wayne Rooney’s teachers and students. In fact, despite exerting effort, the possibility of Derby going deep is not high. This team has only 1 win in the last 12 away matches and the Coventry clash will be the ultimate challenge with “The Lambs”.