Championship 2009/10: West Bromwich Albion
Recent record: The teams met three times in the 2007/08 season, in games which produced 15 goals between them.
Albion netted big wins at the Ricoh Arena in both league and cup but the Sky Blues gained a memorable 4-2 success at the Hawthorns during the peak of their financial woes.
Former Sky Blues: One-time City trainee Dean Kiely is still going strong. Sky Blues fans will hope he is not joined at the Hawthorns by Daniel Fox this summer.
Summer talking point: The departure of manager Tony Mowbray for Celtic.
Albion have again taken a punt on an up-and-coming boss in Roberto Di Matteo, who will continue the club's recent deserved reputation for playing attractive football.
Coming to Coventry: In late October.