Match Pack: Home Fixture, Championship, Coventry, #LEICOV, your exclusive preview update

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Leicester will start their season tomorrow taking on Coventry at home. It will be interesting to see how this will progress as we still have a number of weeks left before the transfer window close.

Leicester are thought to be lining up with three men in the back, as Ricardo Pereira will slide in and out of his right back position and into a midfield spot alongside Harry Winks. Faes and Vestergaard are believed to be playing in defence as well as Callum Doyle, taking that in and out left position.

Mads Hermansen will be the goalkeeper, and we will of course then see Winks and also Dewsbury-Hall in the starting eleven, the third position in midfield is a battle between Dennis Praet and Wilfred Ndidi, but we believe and hope Ndidi will be playing, giving the team an edge with huge climbs going forward from Ndidi. Mobility is a key to Enzo Maresca’s team plan.

Up front we would love to see Kasey McAteer being given a place, but it will probably be Timothy Castagne doing a job, giving Mavididi and Vardy starts.

Twitter: #LEICOV

Match Pack – Stats & Facts

Table Position
LEI: –
COV: –

Injuries / Uncertainties / Suspensions:
LEI: Coady, Kristiansen, Smithies
COV: O’Hare, Wilson

Head to Head:
Last Three
Championship; 03.04.2012, King Power, 2-0 (W)
Premier League; 06.08.2011, CBS Arena, 1-0 (W)
Premier League; 26.02.2011, CBS Arena, 1-1 (D)

Possible Line-Up’s:
Leicester City:
Hermansen, Pereira, Vestergaard, Faes, Doyle, Castagne, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall, Ndidi, Mavididi, Vardy
Coventry City:
Collins; Thomas, McFadzean, Latibeaudiere; Dasilva, Eccles, Sheaf, Sakamoto; Hamer; Godden, Simms

Predicted Result: 2-0 (Win)

Players In Both Camps, Coventry City

Focus On; Coventry City

Nickname: The Sky Blues

Manager: Mark Robins

Captain: Liam Kelly

Chairman: Doug King

Kit Supplier: Hummell

Kit Sponsor: King of Shaves

Stadium: CBS Arena

Capacity: 32,609


Coventry City Football Club is a professional football club based in Coventry, England. The team currently play in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. Coventry City formed as Singers F.C. in 1883 following a general meeting of the Singer Factory Gentleman’s club. They adopted their current name in 1898 and joined the Southern League in 1908, before being selected into the Football League in 1919. Relegated in 1925, they returned to the Second Division as champions of the Third Division South and Third Division South Cup winners in 1935–36. Relegated in 1952, they won promotion in the inaugural Fourth Division season in 1958–59. Coventry reached the First Division after winning the Third Division title in 1963–64 and the Second Division title in 1966– 67 under the management of Jimmy Hill. In the 1970–71 season, the team competed in the European Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, reaching the second round. Despite beating Bayern Munich 2–1 in the home leg, they had lost 6–1 in the first leg in Germany, and thus were eliminated, read more


The kit this season sees a return to stripes for the Sky Blues. Working closely with hummel, this season’s home kit takes inspiration from the Club’s famous crest – incorporating different elements of the badge on the front of the shirt. The elephant, displayed on the crest and also the City’s coat of arms adorns the shirt. Colours are sky blue and white.

Arch-enemy: Leicester, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest

Honours: Coventry are not a heavy collecter of the top trophies in the game, only one to count, 1987 FA Cup. They have over the years been down in the divisions and won lower league trophies.


1st Division / Premier League
Best Season: 7th, 1977-78, 1988-89

2nd Division / League Championship
Winners: 1966-67

3rd Division / League One
Winners: 1971–72

FA Cup
Winners (1): 1886–87

League Cup

Intercity Fairs Cup: 1970-71

Did You Know? Spending 34 years in the top flight, Coventry City can boast one of the longest runs in English football top tier, alongside Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal, Man Utd and Spurs.

Most Appearances: (G) Steve Ogrizovic (1984-2000), 601

Most Goals: (F) Clarrie Bourton (1931-1937), 182

Other Famous Players: Mick Coop, John Craven, Tommy Hutchison, Ian Wallace, Terry Yorath, Jeff Blockley, Gary Gillespie, Magnus Hedman, Roland Nilsson, Ronnie Rees, Alan Dugdale, Bryan King, Terry Gibson, Mick Ferguson, Cyrille Regis, Keith Houghton, Viktor Gykoeres, Peter Ndlovu, Micky Gynn, George Curtis, Brian Burrows, Bill Glazier, Trevor Peake

Record win: 9-0 v Bristol City, (League)28 April 1934

Record defeat: 2-11 v Berwick Rangers (FA Cup), 2 November 1901

Official Website: uk

Unofficial Web Site:


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