Sky Sports’ David Prutton has predicted Norwich to record a comfortable victory in their trip to Coventry City on Wednesday evening.
Following four winless and goalless games on the bounce, Daniel Farke’s men got their mojo back by thrashing Stoke City on Saturday – their biggest win of the campaign.
But whilst Norwich returned to the top of the Championship, they’re just a point clear of second-placed Brentford, although they’ll still be wary of the likes of Watford and fourth-placed Swansea City, who’re five points back, but have two games in hand after their weekend postponement.
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Meanwhile, following just two league victories since Christmas, the Sky Blues are heading towards the relegation-zone, and come into tonight’s game just two places and three points above danger.
Mark Robins’ team have been impressive on home soil this term, losing just once at their temporary home since November, although they’ll need to start turning draws into wins if they’re to avoid an immediate return to League One.
But Prutton doesn’t think they’ll get back to winning ways here. He told Sky Sports:
“I often refer back to Coventry’s unbeaten run throughout November and December, which has no doubt helped them stay clear of the bottom three so far. The problem is that they’ve now won just two games in two months and could find themselves in the bottom three soon.
Having gone four games without a win and conceded top spot to Brentford last week, Norwich returned to the summit with that crushing 4-1 win over Stoke. I’m sure they’ll build on that in the weeks to come and should make it two from two at St Andrew’s.”
Prior to the Stoke game, Norwich had been struggling, but I think that victory will be the catalyst for Farke’s men to go on a winning run and push towards automatic promotion.
Coventry’s defensive record at St Andrew’s has generally been good, so don’t expect this to be an easy night for the leaders, but they have more than enough quality to come away with the victory.