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PREVIEW: Sky Blues host West Bromwich Albion

Coventry City will play host to West Bromwich Albion in a Christmas fixture in the West Midlands...

21 December 2022

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Sky Blues host West Bromwich Albion

Coventry City will play host to West Bromwich Albion in a Christmas fixture in the West Midlands...

21 December 2022

The Sky Blues will welcome West Bromwich Albion to the Coventry Building Society Arena for a rearranged fixture...

Mark Robins' side were set to face the Baggies, then managed by Steve Bruce, on Saturday 10th September, before the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II saw the fixture postponed out of respect.

The fixture will now be played on Wednesday 21st December, under the lights at the Coventry Building Society Arena, against a side now managed by Carlos Corberán.

Since Corberán has come in at the Hawthorns, West Brom have begun to climb the Championship, pulling themselves away from the bottom three.

In fact, West Brom will now have their sights set on a place in the play-off places after winning five on the bounce coming into this festive clash.

Mark Robins looks ahead to West Brom:

“We have to put the Swansea game to bed and move onto the next game and we’re coming up against a top team in West Brom.

“They’re a really good side with some unbelievably good players and they’ve got a manager in that has got them going and they’ve won five on the bounce, so we know it will be a good challenge.”

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Opposition View - Jed Wallace:

“Coventry is always a difficult game and a difficult place to go.

“We’ll have a great away following which is brilliant for us.

“Hopefully we can go there and make it six wins in-a-row.


“I’ve always found them difficult to play against and I think this year they’ve got one of the best strikers in the league in Viktor Gyokeres. 

“They’ve also got players like Hamer and O’Hare too who are top players at this level. 

“Just like us, they’ve got games in hand too and they’ll know that a win will put them in a really good position. It’s the same for us, if we win then we’ll be in a great position.



Sky Blues' last six:
  • Coventry City 3-3 Swansea City
  • Reading 1-0 Coventry City
  • Coventry City 2-0 Queen's Park Rangers
  • Coventry City 2-0 Wigan Athletic
  • Watford 0-1 Coventry City
  • Coventry City 1-0 Blackburn
West Bromwich Albion's last six:
  • West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Rotherham United
  • Sunderland 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
  • West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Stoke City
  • Queen's Park Rangers 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
  • West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Blackpool
  • West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Sheffield United
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Head-to-Head record:

Coventry City wins: 17
Draws: 17
West Bromwich Albion wins: 32

The EFL have confirmed that Keith Stroud will act as referee for the Sky Blues' clash with West Bromwich Albion.

Stroud, from Hampshire, last took charge of a Sky Blues fixture, back in November, when he was the man in the middle for City's 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers.


So far this season, Stroud has taken charge of 18 fixtures across the Championship, League One and League Two, awarding 93 yellow cards and two red cards.

He will be assisted by Richard Wild and George Byrne with Thomas Parsons acting as his fourth official.

Ticket information:
This game will be a Category A fixture.
Adults - £33
Concessions - £28
Under 18s - £20
JSB U16s - £15
JSB U13s - £0
Sky Blues fans can buy their tickets in advance of the game online at or the Ticket Office at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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