What channel is Birmingham City vs Coventry City on? Kick-off time, TV & stream details, latest team news

Birmingham City welcome back their old tenants to St Andrew’s on Good Friday...

Birmingham City will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on former tenants Coventry City on Friday afternoon.

The Sky Blues had to use St Andrew’s Stadium as their own between 2019 and 2021 following a dispute with Wasps over the legality of the sale of their ground, the Ricoh Arena, to the rugby club in 2014.

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But Coventry fans are once again able to call the Ricoh home and will be returning to the “correct” end of St Andrew’s - probably in the opinion of both fan bases - the away end.

Lee Bowyer’s men just have pride to play for between now and the end of the campaign whereas the Sky Blues are looking for a win to keep their slim hopes of a Championship play-off place alive.

Coventry City players celebrate after Dominic Hyam (hidden) openign goal against Barnsley on Sunday (Picture: PA)

Here’s all the details ahead of the match.

When and where is the match?

Birmingham City vs Coventry City takes place at Birmingham’s home of St Andrew’s on Good Friday, 15th April.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 (BST).

Is Birmingham City vs Coventry City on TV?

Yes. Due to the 3PM blackout not being enforced on Friday’s, you can watch the Blues versus the Sky Blues live on Sky Sports Football.

It is one of five available Championship games to watch at 3PM and you can select the one of your choice via the red button.

Birmingham City’s official club channel BluesTV will also be broadcasting the game live for a one off fee of £10.

Who is the match referee?

Oliver Langford takes charge of the match on Good Friday with Richard Wild and George Byrne his assistants.

Josh Smith is on fourth official duties.

Langford has officiated 33 fixtures across the EFL this season, dishing out 135 yellow cards and just one straight red card. He last took charge of Blues when they drew 2-2 in the dramatic late comeback against Peterborough United on a day the Posh were awarded a contentious penalty.

Team news

Birmingham City could be without Neil Etheridge who suffered a nasty blow to the head in the defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The shot-stopper has a chance to play if concussion protocol is passed but is still unlikely to be risked so soon after the injury.

Teden Mengi has returned to Manchester United for treatment whilst Tahith Chong and George Friend are edging closer though Friday should come too soon.

Coventry on the other hand are looking as threadbare as they have all season.

Josh Eccles, Liam Kelly, Jodi Jones, Jake Clarke-Salter, Matty Godden and Kyle McFadzean are all out whilst Jordan Shipley was ill as of Wednesday morning so will be touch and go ahead of the game.

COMPOSURE: Sheffield United's Jayden Bogle scores his side's second goal of the game past Birmingham City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Form guide

Birmingham City: WDLDWL

Coventry City: WLDDLW

Head-to-head record

The two have only faced off a total of 60 times in all competitions over the years with Birmingham boasting the better record in that time.

The Blues have 24 wins to the Sky Blues’ 17 with 19 draws.

There has been nothing to separate the two recently with the last five meetings all ending square after 90 minutes though Birmingham did win on penalties back in February 2020 after the game had finished 2-2 in normal time.

Betting odds

Birmingham City: 2/1

Draw: 12/5

Coventry City: 13/10

(Correct as of Wednesday 13th April with SkyBet)

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