Coventry City v West Brom preview: How to watch, stream details, team news, betting odds & more

The Baggies head to Coventry without a win in their last four

West Bromwich Albion will be looking to end a baron run of four games without a win when they make the short trip to Coventry City on Saturday.

The Baggies have picked up just three points from the last 12 available and haven’t tasted victory since the 1-0 win over Hull City on November 3.

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It’s hardly inspiring form let alone promotion form and Valerien Ismael needs to correct things imminently if the dream of rebounding straight back to the Premier League is to remain a reality.

West Brom boss Valerien Ismael has confirmed he has drawn up his list of transfer targets for January (Express & Star)

When is the game?

Saturday December 4 at the Coventry Building Society Arena. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 (GMT).

Is the game on TV?

It’s better to ask if the game isn’t on TV at this point. Of course Baggies fans have had yet another game moved for TV coverage.

It will be live on Sky Sports Football from 12:00 on Saturday.

How can I stream it?

Sky customers will be able to access the game online using Sky Go or via the Sky Go app on all good smart devices.

West Brom fans can also purchase an audio-only stream via the club’s official WBA TV for a one off fee of £2.50.

Team news

Jayson Molumby became the second Baggies player in recent weeks to pick up a red card during the 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest.

And with Jake Livermore serving his final game of his respective three match ban, it leaves Ismael a little short for numbers in the middle of the park.

Coventry will assess Michael Rose and Gustavo Hamer ahead of the game and hope to have them fit. The pair both missed last week’s draw with Bournemouth through illness and injury respectively.

Referee, Gavin Ward shows Jayson Molumby of West Bromwich Albion a second yellow, then red card during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Fores

Form guide

Coventry City: DDDWLW

West Brom: DDLDWL

It doesn’t look inspiring for either side, does it? Especially West Brom whose recent form has seen them lose enormous ground on the two automatic spots.

The Baggies have picked up just six points out of the last 18 available and are without a win in four.

Coventry themselves are struggling for wins having drawn their last three in a row however they can take confidence with the fact that they are unbeaten in their last four.

Head-to-head record

West Brom have a real positive recent history against the Sky Blues - winning eight of the last 12 meetings between the two sides.

However, with that said, the two haven’t met in league competition since 2010 - on-loan midfielder Steven Reid scoring the winner for the Baggies that day in a 1-0 victory at the Hawthorns.

Coventry’s last triumph over West Brom in the league came even longer ago, back in 2007. Roman Bednar and Chris Brunt scored for the hosts on that day but it wasn’t enough as they fell to a shock 4-2 defeat.

Predicted line-ups

Coventry City (3-4-2-1): Moore; Hyam, McFadzean, Rose; Kane, Kelly, Hamer, Maatsen; O’Hare, Godden; Gyokeres

West Brom (3-4-2-1): Johnstone; Kipre, Bartley, Clarke; Furlong, Reach, Mowatt, Townsend; Diangana, Grant; Robinson

Score prediction

Coventry City 1-2 West Brom

Listen, West Brom have to get back to winning ways at some point. Who’s to say it can’t be Saturday afternoon?

Betting Odds

Coventry City: 21/10

Draw: 23/10

West Brom: 13/10

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