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PREVIEW: COVENTRY CITY (H)

27 April 2021

Match Previews

PREVIEW: COVENTRY CITY (H)

27 April 2021

A look ahead towards the Terriers’ final home Sky Bet Championship

- Preview to Town’s match against Coventry City
- See Mark Robins’ key men
- Watch the game on iFollow HTAFC

Huddersfield Town will be back at the John Smith’s Stadium to host Coventry City in their final home fixture of the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship season!

The match will take place on Saturday 1 May 2021 and will kick-off at 3pm.

In their previous encounter there was nothing to separate the sides as they played out a goalless draw in December of last year.

Ahead of Saturday’s game we take a look at everything you need to know…

THE OPPOSITION

In their return to the second-tier of English football after an eight-year spell away from the division, Coventry City currently sit in 19th place with 51 points; one place and for points ahead of Carlos Corberán’s men.

It was confirmed over the weekend that Coventry’s Sky Bet Championship status was confirmed for next season, which is largely down to their excellent recent run of form.

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Away from their temporary home, St. Andrew’s, Mark Robins’ side have won four games so far this season. However, two of those away wins have come from their last two matches on the road beating Rotherham United and Stoke City.

FORM GUIDE

As mentioned above, the Sky Blues are in good form of late winning four of their last six games! However, they will be coming into this match off the back of a 0-1 loss to Preston.

Town will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing trip to Ewood Park last Saturday, losing 5-2 to Blackburn Rovers. The Terriers’ last home win was back in February when they ran out 4-1 winners against Swansea City.

ONES TO WATCH

Kyle McFadzean

Centre-back Kyle McFadzean has been almost ever-present at the heart of the Coventry’s defence this season featuring in 36 games so far this season, starting 35 of them.

Following the expiry of his deal with Burton, the now 34-year-old made the move to Coventry in
2019 and the experienced defender helped push the Sky Blues back to the Sky Bet Championship.

No player has won more aerial duals than the big central defender.

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Gustavo Hamer

The Brazilian-born defensive midfielder, who represents the Netherlands internationally, has proven to be a shrewd piece of business from the Sky Blues after signing from Dutch side PEC Zwolle in the summer.

The 23-year-old has scored five goals so far this season, adding to his contribution of two assists for his teammates.

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Tyler Walker

The forward is Coventry’s top scorer in the Sky Bet Championship after finding the net seven times so far this campaign.

In successful loan spells away from parent-club Nottingham Forest, Walker featured for League 2 Mansfield scoring 26 goals in the 2018/19 season, as well as scoring 16 goals in a spell at Lincoln City last season.

The pacey 24-year-old moved to Coventry from Nottingham Forest in the summer.

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PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

The last time the two sides met was in the reverse fixture in December 2020 where it ended in a 0-0 draw at St. Andrew’s.

The Terriers have won eight of their 16 competitive meetings against the Sky Blues, with their first fixture being back in November 1919.

Before their fixture in December, the last time the pair faced each other was in 1972.

ACTION ELSEWHERE

Town’s match is one of 12 games on Saturday. Here’s the full list of games:

Saturday 1 May 2021

Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest – 12.30pm
Birmingham City vs Cardiff City – 3pm
Brentford vs Watford – 3pm
Luton Town vs Middlesbrough – 3pm
Millwall vs Bristol City – 3pm
Norwich City vs Reading- 3pm
Preston North End vs Barnsley – 3pm
Rotherham vs Blackburn Rovers – 3pm
Stoke City vs Queens Park Rangers – 3pm
Swansea City vs Derby County – 3pm
Wycombe Wanderers vs AFC Bournemouth – 3pm

TEAM NEWS

Carlos Corberan will give an update on Town’s latest team news in his press conference on Thursday 29 April 2021.

KIT

Town will be sporting their blue-and-white striped hope kit for their game this weekend - CLICK HERE to get yours!

HOW TO WATCH

Town Season Card holders will be able to watch the match for FREE on iFollow HTAFC.

If you are not a Season Card Holder, then you can purchase a match pass for £10!

CLICK HERE for further information.


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