Coventry City and Rotherham United will aim to build on their solid starts to the new Championship campaign when they return to action on Sunday afternoon with kickoff at 5 pm.
After progressing under Mark Robins last season, Coventry begins this campaign with the ambition of making a sustained bid for the playoffs. That particular effort faded during the closing weeks of last season, but Robins will take encouragement from their 1-1 draw at Sunderland last weekend.
The Sky Blues came from behind to claim a point through Viktor Gyokeres’s 84th-minute strike, and belief will be high ahead of their first home fixture of the season. Although Robins will naturally point to its remaining early doors, Coventry has momentum on their side as they host Rotherham United in their first home match of the season.
With several new faces looking to impress, now is an ideal time for them to take advantage of any potential complacency from their opponents during what is widely regarded as a transitional year for them.
Rotherham United will be pleased with their work on the first weekend of the season, even if Swansea City came back to draw the game. Chiedozie Ogbene is under pressure to become a key player for the Millers. He suggested he is ready to take on that responsibility with a goal versus the Welsh outfit.
Rotherham United vs Coventry City Head to Head
Both sides have six games against each other, with hosts taking two wins while visitors with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Rotherham 1-1 Coventry
- Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Rotherham
- Doncaster 2-2 Rotherham
- Mansfield 1-1 Rotherham
- Sunderland 1-1 Coventry
- Portsmouth 0-2 Coventry
- Walsall 0-3 Coventry
- Nottingham Forest 1-3 Coventry
Rotherham United Team News
With 28 minutes played at Sunderland, Jordan Palmer may be set to start in midfield ahead of Jamie Allen. Fankaty Dabo and Tyler Walker are also pushing for a starting spot, but the remainder of the Coventry XI could stay the same.
Coventry City Team News
Peter Kioso, Cohen Bramall and Georgie Kelly will potentially remain on the substitutes’ bench with two of the players who missed out with injury. Oliver Rathbone will be assessed after a thigh issue, while Lee Peltier should have come through a week of training ahead of this contest.
Prediction and Odds
Coventry is the favourites to win, particularly with Gyokeres in good form. Nevertheless, we think that visitors may earn a draw, potentially through a late goal.
- Double Chance
- Both Teams to Score