Hull head into the weekend two points adrift of safety, having won just two of their opening 14 matches of the campaign.
A 1-0 defeat to Luton Town last weekend was their third successive defeat, with Grant McCann bemoaning his team’s lack of “killer edge” in the final third.
Finding the back of the net is certainly the key problem for the Tigers as they are the Championship’s joint-lowest scorers with only nine goals to their name; they have drawn a blank in nine out of 14 matches.
Another difficult test awaits for Hull on Wednesday as they travel to West Bromwich Albion, before they face fellow strugglers Barnsley next weekend.
However, this may be the best time to face Coventry as the Sky Blues are experiencing their worst run of form so far this season.
Mark Robins’s men have failed to win any of their last three matches, drawing 1-1 with bottom side Derby County last weekend.
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Coventry have only won one of seven away games this season and that came back in August against Blackpool, while they are without a clean sheet in five matches.
Robins will hope that their early promise is not fading, as defeat in East Yorkshire on Saturday could see them drop out of the top six for the first time since August.
This will be the two sides’ first meeting since March 2012, when Coventry won 2-0 at what was then the KC Stadium.