Match Previews

Matchday 14 | Coventry City v Albion Preview

Coventry City & WBA badges next to an image of Kyle Bartley pointing at the camera wearing the navy blue and red away shirt

The Albion make the short trip to the CBS Arena on Monday night where they'll take on Midlands rivals Coventry City in the Sky Bet Championship (ko 8pm). 

Carlos Corberán's men head into the encounter having taking four points from their last two matches, keeping a pair of clean sheets in the process. 

Hosts Coventry City, who were beaten in last season's play-off final at Wembley by Luton Town on penalties, have lost their last two matches without scoring and are winless in three.

Monday's clash will be the 68th meeting between the two clubs. The Baggies have won 33, lost 17 and drawn 17 of their previous 67 games with the Sky Blues.

Albion's clash with Coventry is the Sky Bet Championship's final fixture of the weekend

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's encounter with the Sky Blues.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from the CBS Arena, with coverage starting at 7.50pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Details for video streaming on WBA TV will be available here from Sunday afternoon onwards.

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Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the night.


The opponents

Coventry City are yet to hit the heights they reached in the previous campaign and head into Monday's match sat inside the bottom half of the division. 

The Sky Blues agonisingly missed out on a spot in the Premier League following a play-off final shootout defeat to Luton Town at Wembley in late May, that coming after a terrific term in the second tier in which they collected 70 points and secured a fifth-place finish.

This season, City have won three, drawn six and lost four of their 13 matches, earning 15 points. They've lost their last two games, though both were away from home at Bristol City and most recently, Rotherham United. 

On home soil they remain unbeaten, winning two and drawing four of their six games.

Mark Robins is the longest-serving boss in the Sky Bet Championship having been in charge since March 2017. The 53-year-old former Manchester United, Norwich City, Leicester City and Rotherham United striker has guided the club all the way up to the Championship from League Two during his second stint in charge.

His first was a much briefer spell between September 2012 and February 2013. In total, Robins has won 147, drawn 100 and lost 117 of his 364 fixtures as the Sky Blues boss.

Coventry City will be hoping to recapture last season's form

One to remember 

Four second-half strikes secured three second-tier points against the Sky Blues in November 2007. 

Coventry striker Michael Mifsud was dismissed in the 11th minute of the match, but it took the Baggies until 11 minutes after the break to find their cutting edge. 

Paul Robinson got the ball rolling in terms of goals, with a Felipe Teixeira brace sandwiched in between the defender's chip and Robert Koren's fourth in added time. 

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Albion 1-0 Coventry City

February 3 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Coventry City 1-0 Albion

December 21 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 0-0 Coventry City

April 23 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Coventry City 1-2 Albion

December 4 2021, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 1-0 Coventry City

March 24 2010, Coca-Cola Championship

Grady Diangana bagged the winner in the most recent meeting

Did you know?

The last six head-to-heads have been very tight encounters.

Four of the last half-dozen games have seen one of the two teams win by just a single-goal margin, with the other two ending goalless. 

Half of those six fixtures have finished 1-0 to the home side, including both of last season's Sky Bet Championship clashes. 

Viktor Gyokeres bagged a late winner at the CBS Arena in December, but Grady Diangana's solitary strike secured revenge for Corberán's group in the return game in February. 

The Baggies and the Sky Blues are set for another battle on Monday

Ticket details

Tickets for Albion’s fixture at Coventry City are on general sale.

Carlos Corberán’s men have been given an initial allocation of 3,000.

Seats are priced £37 Adults, £32 Seniors (65+), £32 18-21s, £32 Students, £32 Armed Forces and £15 Under-18s.

Supporters are able to purchase their tickets online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

A ticket graphic displaying information for Albion's trip to Coventry

Travel colours

Albion will wear their navy blue and red away kit at Coventry City on Monday. 

The last time the Baggies wore those colours was back in September at Deepdale, where efforts from Darnell Furlong, Alex Mowatt, Matt Phillips and Kyle Bartley sealed a thumping 4-0 victory. 

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Alex Mowatt celebrates scoring at Preston in the colours Albion will wear against Coventry