Foot Predictions shows Saturday’s championship clash between Coventry City and Brentford, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Promotion candidates Brentford go to their meeting with Coventry City on Saturday afternoon, trying to avoid his third consecutive Championship loss.
While the Bees are fighting for a place in the Premier League, their hosts are just three points above the relegation zone after five games without a win.
After witnessing Brentford accumulate an unbeaten record of 21 league games, their promotion rivals would naturally have been concerned if Thomas FrankThe team can maintain its shape until the end of the campaign.
However, successive defeats to Barnsley and Queens Park Rangers have suggested that the Bees are starting to tire after the relentless streak of games this season.
Frank has already switched 15 players in the short term due to injuries, but some of his top players are showing signs of fatigue at an important time of the season.
Despite starting all 30 Brentford league games this season, Ivan Toney cannot play on the bench while he continues to add to his 24 goals for the season.
However, with three games still to go until the end of February, Frank has decisions to make as he intends to keep the club looking for automatic promotion.
At a time when Brentford is now four points behind leader Norwich City, opponent Coventry is more concerned with the teams below him in the standings.
Collecting just two points from five games left the Sky Blues open to be caught by the chase pack, its two closest rivals each holding at least one game in hand.
Mark Robins has done an excellent job of keeping his team out of trouble this season, but they are under pressure to come out of a difficult period of games with at least one more point on the table.
While they succumbed to the loss to Norwich on Wednesday night, Robins would have been happy with the performance of his players in the second half.
However, Coventry has now only scored in one of the last seven times of football, something that cannot continue in the long run if it wants to avoid returning to the top flight.
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Robins will make a number of changes to his Coventry XI, probably bringing players out of the bench against Norwich.
Leo Ostigard, Josh Pask and Maxime Biamou are all in line to start for Sky Blues, replacing Michael Rose, Julien Da Costa and Jamie Allen.
Defender Ethan Pinnock is in line to return to the Brentford starting lineup, taking the place of any Mads Bech Sorensen or Winston Reid.
Saman Ghoddos and Bryan Mbeumo are also pushing for recalls, potentially at the expense of Mathias Jensen and Tariqe Fosu-Henry.
Possible initial lineup for Coventry City:
Wilson; Ostigard, McFadzean, Hyam; Pask, Hamer, James, Shipley; O’Hare, Walker; Biamou
Possible initial lineup for Brentford:
Raya; Dalsgaard, Reid, Pinnock, Henry; Dasilva, Janelt, Ghoddos; Mbeumo, Toney, Pipes
Probability: Coventry City 1-2 Brentford
Despite the midweek defeat at home to the leaders, Coventry is optimistic about the possibility of causing a shock in this game. However, Frank had no doubts that he needs to renew his side, and we expect Bees’ most brilliant performance at St Andrew’s.
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