Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 4
Sat 25 January 2020 15:00
Referee
Tim Robinson
Weather at KO
weather icon Partly Cloudy  7oC | Precip: 9% (0 in) | Wind 7.4 mph
Travel Info
1/2 hour coach
Distance
28 KM

Coventry City

Last updated: Sat 25 January 2020 08:33
In Brief

Fine run continued with a win at Doncaster. Set to host Birmingham at the Brum's own stadium. Zain Westbrooke doubtful.

Looking Back

Coventry saw their bright run of form continue with a 1:0 victory at Doncaster.

The Sky Blues have been playing eye-catching football all season and remain firmly in the race for League One promotion places.

They have been playing their home games at Birmingham's St.Andrew's Stadium all season and now face the bizarre scenario of hosting Brum at their own stadium.

Looking Ahead

Wesley Jobello is a long-term injury victim. He will not play again this season.

Zain Westbrooke is doubtful after missing the previous game with what is believed to be a minor issue.

Points of Interest

Coventry have adapted to playing in Birmingham quite well - they have an 8-4-1 home record in League One at the moment, which is one of the best home records in the division.

Birmingham City

Last updated: Sat 25 January 2020 08:35
In Brief

Haven’t been past round 4 of FA Cup in 8 years. League form poor – only 1 win in last 9 rounds (D3 L5). Villalba and Kieftenbeld missing. Keita, Grounds and Stockdale doubtful. Dean back from ban.

Looking Back

Birmingham threw away first-half lead for second consecutive game on Tuesday when pegged back to 1:1 away draw by Middlesbrough. Once again Blues made to rue missed chances.

Wins have been very hard to come by, just 1 in last 9 rounds, with main reason for that inability to keep clean sheets combined with wastefulness in front of goal. Currently on run of 17 consecutive games without clean sheet!

Record in FA Cup far from encouraging, with Blues last going past round way back in 2012.

Looking Ahead

Coach Clotet has Dean back after ban and it seems gaffer set to use strong squad in this one as he searches for confidence-boosting win.

Sunjic rested in midweek and should start now, with in-form 16-year-old Bellingham also likely to be selected from the off.

Villalba to leave club soon, while injuries leave 4 others out or serious doubts.

Manager Comments

Manager Pep Clotet has vowed to play his "best possible team".

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Birmingham City

Last updated: Sat 25 January 2020 08:35
In Brief

Haven’t been past round 4 of FA Cup in 8 years. League form poor – only 1 win in last 9 rounds (D3 L5). Villalba and Kieftenbeld missing. Keita, Grounds and Stockdale doubtful. Dean back from ban.

Looking Back

Birmingham threw away first-half lead for second consecutive game on Tuesday when pegged back to 1:1 away draw by Middlesbrough. Once again Blues made to rue missed chances.

Wins have been very hard to come by, just 1 in last 9 rounds, with main reason for that inability to keep clean sheets combined with wastefulness in front of goal. Currently on run of 17 consecutive games without clean sheet!

Record in FA Cup far from encouraging, with Blues last going past round way back in 2012.

Looking Ahead

Coach Clotet has Dean back after ban and it seems gaffer set to use strong squad in this one as he searches for confidence-boosting win.

Sunjic rested in midweek and should start now, with in-form 16-year-old Bellingham also likely to be selected from the off.

Villalba to leave club soon, while injuries leave 4 others out or serious doubts.

Manager Comments

Manager Pep Clotet has vowed to play his "best possible team".

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Round 3
Birmingham City - Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1
Bristol City - Shrewsbury 1 - 1
Burnley - Peterborough United 4 - 2
Millwall - Newport County 3 - 0
Rochdale - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Rotherham United - Hull City 2 - 3
Brentford - Stoke 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1
Cardiff City - Carlisle United 2 - 2
Fulham - Aston Villa 2 - 1
Preston - Norwich City 2 - 4
Reading - Blackpool 2 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Watford - Tranmere Rovers 3 - 3
Bournemouth - Luton Town 4 - 0
Fleetwood - Portsmouth 1 - 2
Leicester City - Wigan Athletic 2 - 0
Manchester City - Port Vale 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 0 - 0
Bristol Rovers - Coventry City 2 - 2
Burton - Northampton Town 2 - 4
Charlton Athletic - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Chelsea - Nottingham Forest 2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra - Barnsley 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Derby County 0 - 1
Middlesbrough - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
QPR - Swansea City 5 - 1
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Gillingham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Arsenal - Leeds United 1 - 0
Blackpool - Reading 0 - 2
Coventry City - Bristol Rovers 3 - 0
Newcastle United - Rochdale 4 - 1
Shrewsbury - Bristol City 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford -
Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough 2 - 1
Carlisle United - Cardiff City 3 - 4
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford 2 - 1
(AET)
Round 4
QPR - Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2
Northampton Town - Derby County 0 - 0
Brentford - Leicester City 0 - 1
Reading - Cardiff City 1 - 1
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 1 - 2
Coventry City - Birmingham City 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Oxford United 0 - 0
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Millwall - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Portsmouth - Barnsley 4 - 2
Hull City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 4 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United 0 - 6
Shrewsbury - Liverpool 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Birmingham City - Coventry City 2 - 2
(4 : 1 AP)
Cardiff City - Reading 3 - 3
(1 : 4 AP)
Derby County - Northampton Town 4 - 2
Liverpool - Shrewsbury 1 - 0
Oxford United - Newcastle United 2 - 3
(AET)
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 2
Round 5
Portsmouth - Arsenal 0 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 2 - 0
Reading - Sheffield United 1 - 2
(AET)
West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 2 - 3
Leicester City - Birmingham City 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Norwich City 1 - 1
(2 : 3 AP)
Sheffield Wednesday - Manchester City 0 - 1
Derby County - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round 1/4 Final
Norwich City - Manchester United 1 - 2
(AET)
Sheffield United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 1/2 Final
Arsenal - Manchester City 2 - 0
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 3
Round Final
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 1