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Preview: Coventry City vs. Swansea City - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship fixture between Coventry City and Swansea City, including predictions, team news and lineups.

Swansea City and Coventry City lock horns on Tuesday night as they both look to bounce back from defeats suffered on Saturday.

Swansea were downed by an impressive Huddersfield Town, while Coventry were comfortably beaten by a strong Brentford side.


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Swansea City's Viktor Gyokeres in action with Huddersfield Town's Christopher Schindler in the Championship on October 17, 2020© Reuters

Defeat to Huddersfield was the first loss in eight regular-season matches stretching back to July 11 for the Swans, and they will feel they should have got more from the game.

They will have to be more ruthless in front of goal if they are to trouble Coventry, with Andre Ayew being the main perpetrator as they spurned a hatful of chances that would see them back into the game.

Swansea lie fourth in the table with ten points from five games and will be looking to gain their fourth win of the season against a struggling Coventry side.

Manager Steve Cooper will also hope to see his side resume the strong defensive displays that had seen them only concede one goal in the Championship before Saturday's defeat.

Coventry City's Ben Sheaf in action against Barnsley in the Championship on September 26, 2020© Reuters

Coventry were summoned to their third defeat of the season as they were felled by last season's playoff finalists Brentford on Saturday.

Two Ivan Toney goals sealed the win for the Bees which has left Coventry hovering dangerously above the relegation zone.

Worryingly for manager Mark Robins, the Sky Blues continue to leak goals and boast the second-worst defensive record in the league this season, having already conceded nine times.

Facing a confident Brentford side will be one of the tougher fixtures of the season, but the inability to threaten the opposition's goal will concern Robins and he may look to change tact before too long to avoid getting dragged into the relegation spots.

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Team News

Coventry City manager Mark Robins pictured on January 14, 2020© Reuters

Robins will again be without Tyler Walker, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

There will also be a decision for Robins to make on whether striker Amadou Bakayoko keeps his place having been withdrawn on the hour mark against Brentford. Jordan Shipley could come into the side in his place.

For Swansea, Steve Cooper will likely continue with Viktor Gyokeres in midfield given that Brighton loanee Morgan Gibbs-White is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a foot injury.

Kyle Naughton is also expected to keep his place after returning to the starting lineup on the weekend.

Coventry City possible starting lineup:
Marosi; Hyam, McFadzean, Ostigard; Sheaf, Kelly, Giles; Allen, O'Hare; Godden, Bakayoko

Swansea City possible starting lineup:
Woodman; Cabango, Naughton, Guehi; Roberts, Smith, Grimes, Bidwell; Gyokeres; Ayew, Lowe


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We say: Coventry City 0-2 Swansea City


An injury-stricken Coventry lineup will likely struggle to contain a Swansea side who will be keen to set the record straight after defeat at the weekend. There may be much hustle and bustle from the Sky Blues, but we expect them to come away empty-handed.


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