Coventry vs Millwall predictions: Sky Blues to maintain play-off push
- Coventry have won six of last nine home games, scoring at least two goals in seven
- Millwall have lost five of their last seven away league games
- Recommended Bet: Coventry to win and over 1.5 goals
Coventry will attempt to re-enter the Championship play-off positions when they entertain struggling Millwall at Coventry Building Society Arena at noon on Sunday.
The Sky Blues dropped out of the top six after their 2-1 defeat at Norwich last weekend but subsequently regained the winning thread by knocking Sheffield Wednesday out of the FA Cup in midweek.
Defeat at Hull last weekend means Millwall remain entrenched in the lower half of the table.
The Lions are now only five points clear of the dreaded drop zone, however, having taken just one point from their last four matches.
Coventry boss Mark Robins was unhappy with the challenge that resulted in Jamie Allen sustaining a fractured cheekbone on Tuesday and it is unclear if the midfielder can play this weekend.
Robins made six changes for the visit of the Owls and will be able to keep his starting line-up fresh by recalling left-back Josh Bidwell, centre-back Bobby Thomas and striker Ellis Simms.
Bradley Collins should return in goal, but Liam Kitching will serve the second of his two-match suspension after denying a goalscoring opportunity in last week's loss at Carrow Road.
Robins confirmed Ben Sheaf will be out of action for six to eight weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in the Sky Blues' 2-2 home draw with Bristol City on January 30.
As for Millwall, Joe Edwards may be able to call upon the services of Aidomo Emakhu and Ryan Leonard for this away trip.
Both players will have their fitness assessed before kick-off, but winger Ryan Longman will miss out as he recovers from a dislocated shoulder and striker Kevin Nisbet is set for a number of weeks on the sidelines after sustaining a serious hamstring injury.
New signing Adam Mayor, however, has served his suspension and is eligible for selection on Sunday.
Coventry have lost just one of their last 18 home league matches (W8 D9) — a 0-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in October.
The Sky Blues are bidding to win three consecutive league games against Millwall for the first time since December 1955.
Callum O’Hare has created more chances (19) and recorded more dribbles (36) than any of his Coventry teammates since returning to the team after injury at the beginning of December.
Millwall, meanwhile, have lost five of their last seven away league outings (W1 D1) — as many as they did across their previous 20 on their travels (W9 D6).
This will be just as tough for the Lions as last week's trip to Hull when they competed well but lacked the cutting edge to put away their hard-earned chances.
And Edwards' side still look uncomfortable when attempting to play out from the back, a style the manager has been trying to implement since taking the reins.
Any more mistakes will surely be punished by a Sky Blues side that has two of the Championship's most creative players and won 3-0 at The Den earlier this season.
A repeat of that scoreline cannot be ruled out, but Millwall rarely concede more than two on the road.
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