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Match preview: Coventry City v Albion

RED SHIRTS

West Bromwich Albion make the short trip to Coventry City in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

The Baggies have taken nine points from their eight games so far this season and had new signing Brandon Thomas-Asante to thank for grabbing an equaliser deep into added time in their most recent match against Burnley.

Hosts Coventry City's start to the campaign has been disrupted by issues involving the pitch at the CBS Arena, meaning the Sky Blues have completed just five league fixtures.

They're bottom of the table, sitting on one point, heading into this weekend's clash and boss Mark Robins will be determined to see his side claim their first Championship victory of 2022/23.ย 

Follow the match live

Supporters overseas can watch Saturday's trip to Coventry City with a video match pass on WBA TV Matchday.ย 

Video match passes are available for ยฃ10 and can be purchased here.

Supporters inside the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland can listen to live audio commentary on WBA Radio with Gez Mulholland and former midfielder Andy Johnson.

Commentary will start at 2.45pm and can be purchased for ยฃ2.50 here.

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Our opponents

Coventry City have had a challenging start to the season both on and off the pitch.ย 

The playing surface at the CBA Arena was deemed unplayable for the first few weeks of the campaign following a number of rugby matches hosted at the venue for the Commonwealth Games over the summer, meaning the Sky Blues had to postpone home fixtures in order for repairs to be carried out.ย 

Mark Robins' men head into the weekend sat bottom of the Sky Bet Championship with just one point from five games and without a goal in their last two matches.ย 

They were beaten 3-0 at Norwich City last Saturday, their fifth straight defeat in all competitions, and Robins will be after a reaction from his players against the Albion.ย 

The Sky Blues boss is the fifth-longest serving manager in the EFL and second in the Championship behind Rotherham's Paul Warne.

Robins' second spell in charge of the club started in March 2017, with his first coming between September 2012 and February 2013.ย 

Coventry will want to kick-start their season on Saturday after a slow start

From the Albion Archive

Four second-half strikes secured three Championship points against the Sky Blues on a magnificent Monday night in November 2007.

Michael Mifsud was dismissed early on in the opening 45 and Albion went on to score four times after the break. Paul Robinson,ย Filipe Teixeira (2) and Robert Koren were all on target.

One for the stattos

The Baggies will be hoping to stretch their unbeaten run at the CBS Arena to six matches on Saturday.

Albion have won four of their last five trips to the home of the Sky Blues, drawing the other fixture.

The last time Coventry secured a victory at home to the Baggies was in December 2003 when a Johnnie Jackson strike earned a 1-0 triumph at Highfield Road.

Karlan Grant scored in Albion's 2-1 win at Coventry last season

Colours for the road

Albion will wear their third strip at Coventry City this weekend.

You can order our red shirt here.

Additional informationย 

Albion supporters travelling to the CBS Arena by car on Saturday can pre-book their parking to avoid hassle.

Please follow this link to do so.

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