Coventry City welcome Sheffield United to Coventry Building Society Arena in a huge clash at opposite ends of Championship table.
Victory would see Coventry go 22nd in the table if Middlesbrough lose elsewhere, whilst Sheffield Utd can go top with a win.
Gustavo Hamer is set to return for Coventry after completing a four-match ban.
Callum O’Hare and Liam Kelly (both hamstring) aren’t expected to feature in this match, following their return to competitive action with the Under-21s this week.
Tyler Walker is ruled out with knee ligament damage.
Sheffield Utd will be without Wes Foderingham after he was red carded in Saturday’s hot-tempered 3-3 draw against Blackpool.
Oli McBurnie (hernia) is a doubt but Enda Stevens (calf), Ciaran Clark, Max Lowe (hamstring), Jack O’Connell, Ismaila Coulibaly (knee) and Daniel Jebbison (ligament) are all ruled out.
- Coventry have lost just one of their last six Championship meetings against Sheffield Utd (W3, D2, L1).
- Sheffield Utd have won just two of their last five Champiosnhip visits to Coventry (W2, D1, L2).
- Both teams have scored in each of their last three league meetings at Coventry, of which the Sky Blues won twice to the Blades’ one win.
- All three of Coventry’s home matches this season have ended in 1-0 results, with the hosts losing two of those three games.
- Paul Heckingbottom’s Blades have conceded eight goals in their last four matches.
Following their slow start to the season, Coventry have picked up momentum over the last month which they now must continue if they’re turn their season around following a clinical away win at Cardiff where they were ultimately the better attacking team.
Sheffield Utd meanwhile were a team of two halves because their attack was as strong as usual yet their defending was woeful – especially to concede three goals from 2-0 up, so I do hope that the Blades produce a reaction here if they’re to get their promotion hopes back on track.
The Blades though do have an injury crisis but if they continue to play their best attacking football and defend better here, Coventry will have a difficult task on their hands but goals should be a fair bet for the first time in a Coventry home game this season.
Prediction: Coventry 1-2 Sheffield United
Result: Coventry 1-0 Sheffield United