Coventry City travel to play Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Wednesday evening aiming for the victory that will maintain their position in the Championship playoff spots.
Currently placed sixth in the standings, Plymouth finds themselves in 15th spot after their recent unbeaten league streak was halted over the weekend.
Coventry’s focus may shift towards a potential appearance at Wembley Stadium later this season due to their upcoming home FA Cup fifth-round match against non-league Maidstone United.
Nonetheless, their primary goal remains promotion to the Premier League, with manager Mark Robins pleased with the Sky Blues’ performance so far.
Despite a 2-1 loss to Norwich City earlier this month, Coventry’s only league defeat in 12 games, they bounced back with a comeback win over Millwall last weekend.
Trailing at halftime, two goals from Haji Wright secured a 2-1 victory, keeping them in the final playoff position.
The gap between teams in sixth and tenth place is just two points, intensifying the importance of their upcoming clash against a resurgent Plymouth side.
Plymouth, under new management with Ian Foster succeeding Steven Schumacher, has gathered seven points from four Championship matches.
They achieved crucial victories over Cardiff City and Swansea City but stumbled against Sunderland, losing 3-1 after leading at halftime.
Despite concerns following Schumacher’s departure to Stoke City, Plymouth boasts one of the strongest home records in the Championship, winning eight out of 14 fixtures at Home Park.
Plymouth Argyle Championship form: LDDWWL
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Foster might rotate his Plymouth lineup after challenging fixtures against Leeds United and Sunderland.
Lino Sousa could make his first start as a wing-back, while Matthew Sorinola may feature on the opposite flank.
Ashley Phillips, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, could be rested, with Julio Pleguezuelo starting in his place.
Injuries sideline Michael Cooper, Jordan Houghton, and Mustapha Bundu.
For Coventry, Ellis Simms may return to the starting lineup, potentially replacing Kasey Palmer. Ben Sheaf and Jamie Allen are unavailable due to injuries, while Liam Kitching serves a suspension.
Pleguezuelo, Gibson, Galloway;
Sousa, Gyabi, Forshaw, Sorinola;
Whittaker, Hardie, Devine
Van Ewijk, Latibeaudiere, Binks, Dasilva;
Sakamoto, O’Hare, Simms;
Prediction: Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Coventry City
Anticipate an evenly contested match with both teams eager to secure a positive result. While Plymouth aims to bounce back from their recent defeat, Coventry is determined to maintain their momentum.
Expect an exciting game with both teams ultimately settling for a draw.