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PREVIEW: City make the trip to the bet365 Stadium

The Sky Blues take on the Potters this weekend...

16 February 2024

Match Previews

PREVIEW: City make the trip to the bet365 Stadium

The Sky Blues take on the Potters this weekend...

16 February 2024

The Sky Blues take on the Potters in their second consecutive away fixture this weekend in Sky Bet Championship action (3pm).

Meet the Potters:

A difficult season for Stoke City has seen them struggle to find form on a consistent basis, winning just three of their last 18 games.

The Potters dismissed Alex Neil midway through the campaign in search of a change of fortune, turning to former Plymouth Argyle manager, Steven Schumacher.


However, despite a five-game unbeaten start to life in Staffordshire, four defeats on the bounce saw Stoke slide down the table, hovering above the bottom three places.

Victory last time out against Queesn Park Rangers has lifted fears as they moved six points clear of the relegation zone.

Goals have been hard to come by so far this season, with only the bottom three sides, Queens Park Rangers, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday scoring fewer goals.


Sky Blues' last six:

  • Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Coventry City
  • Coventry City 2-1 Millwall
  • Coventry City 4-1 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Norwich City 2-1 Coventry City
  • Coventry City 2-2 Bristol City
  • Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Coventry City

Stoke City’s last six:

  • Stoke City 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
  • Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Stoke City
  • Stoke City 0-5 Leicester City
  • Sunderland 3-1 Stoke City
  • Stoke City 1-2 Birmingham City
  • Rotherham United 0-1 Stoke City


Historic head-to-head:

Sky Blues wins - 30
Draws - 11
Stoke City wins - 30


Match Officials:

James Bell will be the man in the middle of the Sky Blues trip to the bet365 Stadium this weekend against Stoke City.

This will be Bell's first game in charge of the Sky Blues this season, with his last outing coming in October 2022; a 0-0 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate.


So far this season, he has taken charge of 16 fixtures across the Championship, League One and the Carabao Cup, awarding 72 yellow cards and four red cards.

He will be assisted by Ian Cooper and George Byrne, whilst Anthony Backhouse will act as fourth official. 



The Sky Blues will wear their third strip of green and black at Stoke City, with the hosts wearing their traditional red and white colours.


Ticket Information:

Coventry City had a full allocation of 2,604 tickets for this fixture at the bet365 Stadium - we will not receive any more tickets for this game.



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