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Bristol City vs Coventry: Check out our betting tips
Neither of these teams arrive here in very good form so it will be interesting to see how the match plays out. Will either team find a way to take maximum points? Find out with our Bristol City vs Coventry match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Backing the Robins to win it
It might sound like a bit of a strong prediction to get us started here given they've lost each of their last three games but we really fancy Bristol City to emerge victorious from this game. Yes, they have lost three on the spin but they were unbeaten in eight before that with six wins and two draws; their home form is also much stronger than the recent run suggests with nine points taken from the last 12 available at Ashton Gate. It's also important to consider the opposition as well and Coventry are rock bottom with just one win from the eight games they've played this season. It's worth remembering that the Sky Blues have had issues with their home ground, which means they've played a disproportionate number of games away (6); they're yet to win any of them. Further evidence for a Bristol City win can be found in the head to head record with these two having met in the cup earlier this season – the Robins won that game 4-1.
Both teams will score
Coventry have only scored three goals in their last five games but we're ignoring that here as we back both sides to net in this match. Firstly, Coventry's average a goal per game over the last three but the real factors we're looking at here are Bristol City's form, which shows each of their last five games featured goals for both sides. The head to head record is the same; each of the last five clashes have seen goals at both ends.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Bristol City vs Coventry
Will it be more away day woe for Coventry?
Bristol City might not be on a great run but the chance to bag three points don't come much easier than a home game against basement club Coventry right now. Will the Robins deliver or will the Sky Blues bag a first away win of the campaign?
Despite recent form, it's not all bad for Bristol City. They have a fully fit squad to choose from for this game; well, they almost have a fully fit squad to choose from with Tomas Kalas – who is due back later this month – the only player missing.
Bristol City Predicted lineup – Bentley, Vyner, Naismith, Atkinson, Sykes, Williams, Scott, Dasilva, Weimann, Wells, Conway
Coventry's squad situation isn't drastically different from that of their hosts albeit they have a couple more faces missing. Callum O'Hare will definitely miss out through his hamstring injury whilst Gustavo Hamer is suspended. Liam Kelly is set to face a late fitness test.
Coventry Predicted lineup – Wilson, Doyle, McFadzean, Panzo, Dabo, Allen, Palmer, Sheaf, Bidwell, Gyokeres, Godden
Frequently Asked Questions on Bristol City vs Coventry
- What time does the match start? 19:45 GMT
- Where is the game being played? – Ashton Gate
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Bristol City