Coventry vs Tranmere
Sky Bet League One
12:00pm Sunday 13th October
St. Andrews Stadium
Coventry face Tranmere at Sky Bet League One on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football from 11.30am. Kick-off is at 12pm.
Kyle McFadzean is going to be frozen after hammering sent last weekend at Rotherham . The guardian, who featured in their Leasing.com Trophy defeat in midweek, was a virtual mainstay from the Sky Blues side.
Mark Robins can make adjustments to his side after a bad week which saw them lose their first league game of the year last Saturday subsequently be beaten on penalties by League Two Forest Green on Tuesday night.
Conor Jennings will be suspended for Tranmere after his red card last weekend. Striker Jordan Ponticelli, who is on loan from Coventry, are also inaccessible.
Neil Danns may miss the battle as he is on international duty with Guyana, while David Perkins, Sid Nelson, Calum Woods, Morgan Ferrier, Jacob Maddox, Ishmael Miller, Evan Gumbs, Mark Ellis and Kane Wilson stay absent.
Since they were thumped 4-0, coventrys unbeaten start to the season came past weekend. They have, however, picked up five wins and a draw at St Andrews from their six games up to now.
Tranmere have dropped their last two and have picked up just one win . Additionally they have just two wins all season and one of them came before their takeover against Bolton.
Coventry manager Mark Robins:It has been really fast. I was told of an approach from Sunderland on Wednesday afternoon. [about a contract the team had started negotiations On Thursday ] and I said I didnt want to leave.
I am completely devoted. The work we have completed over the last three or two years was really good and I have a true affinity and a real relationship with this location, therefore it would take something special for me to move anyplace else.
Tranmere manager Micky Mellon:Were looking forward for this, we know that were capable of causing them difficulties, we have proven in the past, the signs in the past certainly says that we are able to cause the better teams in this league big problems.
We must work on the consistency of it, we must keep working day-to-day and game-to-game and keep improving all the time.
Its a strange quirk of Coventrys season that their home form has been so exemplary, especially once you consider that theyre playing theirhome matches in St Andrews at Birmingham this year.
Their 1-1 draw with Doncaster that a fortnight ago was the first time they failed to win at home in 2019/20, previously winning their opening five, scoring eight goals and conceding just three. The type guide indicates their nice home run will continue, as Tranmere have picked up only a stage in five matches on the road thus far.
There has to become a draw in a league fixture between Coventry and Tranmere, losing seven and Coventry winning five.
Coventry have won five of the seven home league games from Tranmere (L2), although Tranmere won 5-1 at the previous experience in November 2013.
Coventry are unbeaten in their last nine home league games (W6 D3)and they continue went on a longer run at November 2016 (11 games unbeaten).
Tranmere are to register a win in the road in League One so far this season (D1 L4), using their winless streak extending back to April (9 games – D3 L6).
Tranmere will be the sole League One club yet to score in the opening 30 minutes this season, with their oldest goal coming from the 38th minute.
Coventry were unbeaten till they moved to Rotherham but thumping brought them back down to earth a little. They have a 100 per cent record at home, though.
Tranmere look in just a little bit of trouble. They have two wins all season and a few of those came from a Bolton. Home win for me here.
David Prutton forecasts: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)