Reading fell to a seventh straight defeat in all competitions on Wednesday night as they lost 2-1 away at Bristol City.
Veljko Paunovic’s sorry side are stuck in a rut that is looking increasingly difficult to get out of – they have won just two of their last 18 matches.
The Royals have failed to win any of last nine games at the Select Car Leasing Stadium since mid-October and have conceded 31 goals at home this season – 10 more than any other side in the Championship.
With a huge relegation six-pointer against Peterborough United to come next Wednesday, Paunovic will be desperate for his side to gain some confidence on Saturday.
Reading have lost just two of their previous 13 games against Coventry and were last beaten by the Sky Blues on home turf in February 2005.
Coventry did win this season’s reverse fixture though, with substitute Matt Godden scoring a 98th-minute winner as Mark Robins’s side came from behind to win 2-1 at the CBS Arena.
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That was one of the Sky Blues’ five wins in the opening seven games of the campaign, but they have now picked up just two victories in their last 11 league matches. The Midlands outfit have also won just three times away from home this season.
Viktor Gyokeres cancelled out Gary Madine’s opener in the team’s 1-1 draw against Blackpool on Tuesday evening.
This is the first of three successive fixtures for Coventry against teams currently in the bottom five – with games against Cardiff City and Barnsley to come over the next week – so Robins will be hoping to see his side move back into playoff contention