Wolves vs Coventry Prediction: Visitors to cause an upset

 | March 15 | 

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Wolves are up to ninth in the Premier League standings and Wanderers will be aiming to make further FA Cup progress at the expense of Midlands rivals Coventry in a quarter-final clash at Molineux (12:15), live on ITV.

Coventry are the 40/1 rank outsiders of the eight teams left in the competition. The Sky Blues have not managed to reach the final four since 1987, the year they went on to famously defeat Tottenham 3-2 in the final.

Wolves vs Coventry Prediction

  • Coventry to qualify @ 9/4
  • Haji Wright to score any time @ 3/1

Team news

Matheus Cunha (hamstring) and Craig Dawson (groin) are doubts while Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (knee) and Pedro Neto (hamstring) have joined Hwang Hee-Chan (hamstring) on the sidelines.

Jamie Allen (broken cheekbone) remains unavailable and Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (back) is a long-term absentee. Viktor Torp picked up a muscle strain during last Saturday’s 2-1 success at Watford and is set to miss out.

Match Odds

Wolves are 8/13 to win in 90 minutes with Coventry 9/2 and the draw 3/1. Both teams to score is a 4/5 shot and it is 8/11 that there three or more goals.

Coventry to qualify @ 9/4

Coventry are one of two Championship clubs to have battled their way through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and they can ensure an EFL presence in the final four by eliminating injury-hit Wolves at Molineux.

The Sky Blues endured a devastating Wembley experience last season, losing on penalties to Luton in the Championship play-off final.

But they are pushing for a return to national stadium on two fronts as they combine a Championship promotion push with a quest for FA Cup glory,

Coventry are up to eighth in the Championship and they have made the most of some favourable FA Cup draws to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2009.

For the first time during their cup run, Mark Robins’ side will be up against Premier League opposition in the last eight. But their chances are enhanced by injuries to some of Wolves’ key attacking players.

Wolves' top scorer Hwang Hee-Chan hasn’t featured since February and has been joined in the treatment room by Pedro Neto and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, who suffered injuries during last Saturday’s 2-1 victory at home to Fulham.

Gary O’Neil’s side rode their luck to see off the Cottagers but they are short of firepower and could succumb to Coventry, who look overpriced 9/4 shots to progress.

Coventry to qualify at 9-4

Haji Wright to score any time @ 3/1

Coventry’s club record signing Haji Wright has been increasingly influential in his first season in English football and could be the match-winner at Molineux.

The American striker took a while to settle into his new surroundings following his move from the Turkish top flight, and was a regular substitute in the early months of the campaign.

However, his performances have steadily improved and he approaches the Wolves game high on confidence after a double in Coventry's 2-1 victory at Watford last weekend.

Wright sits at the top of Coventry’s scoring charts with 14 goals and looks a tempting 3/1 shot to score against Wolves.

Haji Wright to score anytime at 3-1

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