How to watch Coventry v Stoke City – TV details, live stream info and team news


Stoke City make the Boxing Day trip across the Midlands to lock horns with Coventry City for first time since Mark Hughes’ final game – and for the first time in the league since that famous afternoon when Liam Lawrence ripped off his shirt.

It’s at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s this season as Coventry’s Ricoh saga rumbles on but Stoke are hoping to build on an exceptional away defensive record and try to claw their way into the Championship play-off zone.

So what to expect? Here’s everything you need to know.

When does the match kick-off?

It’s a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, December 26.

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Is it live on TV?

Not this time. It will not shown on the Sky Sports red button either.

It’s Arsenal v Chelsea on Sky in the Premier League (5.30pm) followed by Watford v Norwich at 7.45pm in the Championship.

Highlights will be shown on EFL on Quest at 9pm on Saturday evening.

Stoke’s next two home games against Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth are both on the box, however.

How can I follow it?

Stoke City are offering  a streaming service through their website.  Match passes for fans in the UK and Ireland are £10 and show the full game live, accompanied by commentary provided by BBC Radio Stoke.

Passes for fans elsewhere in the world are £7. Overseas supporters can also buy a season stream pass for £140 or a monthly stream pass priced at £20.

You can also follow the game as it happens with us at  StokeonTrentLive.

We’ll have all the build up, team news, action and reaction through the afternoon.

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Team news

Stoke are hoping to have John Obi Mikel available after a calf injury while Joe Bursik is back in the squad after being cup-tied in mid-week.

Coventry goalkeeper Marko Marosi has provided an encouraging update as he continues the road to recovery from injury.

The Sky Blues No.1 has been out of action for almost the past month, after suffering a fractured cheekbone and eye socket in  the 1-0 victory over Cardiff City  at the end of November.

Since then, he has undergone surgery and has now posted a picture of the customised face mask he has to wear, which should enable him to join in training.

Captain Liam Kelly is facing up to three months out of action with a groin injury.

Gustavo Hamer is expected to return to midfield after serving a suspension while talismanic striker Matt Godden made his comeback from the bench at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.

Tyler Walker limped out of that game with a calf strain.





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