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Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry predictions: Deja vu for the Owls
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James Mason
Mark Robins has Coventry challenging for Championship promotion once again
Mark Robins has Coventry challenging for Championship promotion once again

- Coventry beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough last time out
- The Sky Blues are on a 10-match unbeaten streak across all competitions
- Recommended bet: Coventry to win

Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry do battle in the FA Cup fourth round at Hillsborough on Friday, just six days after they locked horns in the Championship.

Coventry ran out 2-1 winners in that league contest in the Steel City, extending their unbeaten run across all competitions to 10 matches and consigning Wednesday to a second defeat in a row.

The Owls are still in deep relegation trouble as they sit 23rd in the Championship table and five points from safety, so a deep FA Cup run is low down on their list of priorities.

As for the Sky Blues, they occupy the final play-off position, and they will be eager to keep the momentum going with a second victory at Hillsborough in just under a week.

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The Owls are without the injured duo of Dominic Iorfa and John Buckley, who are both targeting returns at the start of February, but Callum Paterson is closing in on a comeback and has a chance of being involved.

Coventry's only absentee is United States international Haji Wright, who continues to recover from a groin injury that is expected to keep him out until the middle of February.

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Danny Rohl has failed to get Sheffield Wednesday firing in the final third
Danny Rohl has failed to get Sheffield Wednesday firing in the final third

Having won three games in a row across all competitions, Wednesday have now lost their last two outings, going 4-0 at Southampton before the 2-1 home defeat to Coventry.

The Owls are unbeaten in their last six FA Cup ties at home, winning four and drawing two.

Danny Rohl's side have struggled for goals this season, and they have the worst scoring record in the Championship, netting just 22 times.

Coventry made it four wins in a row while also extending their unbeaten run to 10 matches with the victory at Hillsborough last time out.

The Sky Blues are on a three-match winning streak on the road, while they have lost just one of their last six away FA Cup ties in 90 minutes.


Wednesday's primary goal is to avoid relegation from the Championship this season, and it is unclear how strong a side Rohl will put out on Friday, given the fact they have some crucial league fixtures coming up.

The Owls will be after immediate redemption following the home defeat to Coventry last time out, but that is unlikely to come against a Sky Blues side that are on a fantastic run of form.

Mark Robins' side are playing with huge confidence, and they have picked up some notable victories during this unbeaten run they are on, defeating leaders Leicester, Middlesbrough and Sunderland, to name but a few.

Coventry's extra quality can once again prove crucial when they head to Hillsborough, and a place in the next round of the FA Cup awaits them.

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