The Sky Blues are currently sixth in the Championship table, one point behind the Baggies who are fourth.
The fact that these two teams are neck and neck with almost half of the season gone is indicative of how Coventry have overachieved and Albion have underachieved.
The Sky Blues are surprise playoff contenders after a 16th-placed finish last season, but showed they can match the best in the division with a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth a week ago.
It was a third successive draw for Coventry, who have lost just one of their last seven matches.
No team in the Championship have picked up more points at home this season than the Sky Blues (23), who have only been beaten twice at home in the league since March.
That makes the 30-mile trip a daunting task for West Brom, who have taken just one point from their last five away matches.
That is reflective of a general drop in form for the Baggies, as they are winless in four matches and have recorded just one victory in their last six.
Albion have the joint-best defence in the Championship but at the other end of the pitch, they have scored as many goals (two) in their last six games as they have received red cards.
A 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest last weekend left West Brom eight points adrift of the automatic promotion spots, meaning the pressure is growing on Valerien Ismael, who was expected to deliver an instant return to the Premier League following his appointment in the summer.
If the French-German coach can survive Saturday's game, then he will hope that an upturn in form could be around the corner with Albion facing Reading, Barnsley and Derby County – all sides in the bottom four – in their following three fixtures.
Sky Blues top scorer Viktor Gyokeres is in line for a recall after starting on the bench at the Vitality Stadium.
Injured defender Dara O'Shea has returned to training on the grass this week and will hopefully be available again early in the new year.
Coventry City possible starting lineup:
Moore; Rose, McFadzean, Hyam; Kane, Hamer, Sheaf, Maatsen; O'Hare; Godden, Gyokeres
West Bromwich Albion possible starting lineup:
Johnstone; Kipre, Bartley, Clarke; Furlong, Phillips, Mowatt, Townsend; Diangana, Grant; Hugill
We say: Coventry City 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
With both sides picking up plenty of draws lately and the fact they are so close in the table, we think that this game will also end level. Both teams will probably take a cautious approach to avoid losing the game, so it may even finish goalless.
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