Coventry City vs Maidstone United prediction, odds & betting tips – 26/02/2024

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Maidstone United manager George Elokobi celebrates with the players after the Emirates FA Cup fourth round match at Portman Road – Photo by Icon Sport

Here are our FA Cup predictions for Coventry City vs Maidstone United on Monday night. Maidstone are the lowest-ranked side left in this season's FA Cup but can they keep their fairytale journey going as they take on yet another Championship side in the form of Coventry?

Coventry City vs Maidstone United predictions: End of the road for Maidstone?

Coventry vs Maidstone Predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot Tip

Coventry Win-to-Nil

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Coventry 3-0 Maidstone

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Callum O'Hare

Coventry hammered Sheffield Wednesday in the last round of the FA Cup, while Maidstone came out on top at Ipswich despite being dominated for the majority of the 90 minutes.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Sky Blues the overwhelming favourites

  • HOME: 1/7 (1.14) – 87.5%
  • DRAW: 9/1 (10.00) – 10%
  • AWAY: 20/1 (21.00) – 4.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Callum O'Hare scored twice as Coventry ran out 4-1 winners against Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Maidstone scored with their only two shots on target away at Ipswich and it proved enough for the non-league side to defeat the Tractor Boys 2-1, the biggest result in the club's history.

Last five H2Hs: First-ever meeting between the pair

Coventry and Maidstone lock horns for the very first time in their history on Monday night and it could be quite a while before the pair ever come face to face again, if at all.

Team news and form guide

Coventry: Unbeaten in last four matches

We expect Coventry to go with the same starting lineup that won 1-0 at Stoke City last weekend, the same team that they will likely put out against Preston on Friday night.

Predicted lineup: Wilson (GK), Dasilva, Latibeaudiere, Binks, Thomas, Torp, O'Hare, Eccles, Wright, Simms & Tavares 

England Championship 13/04/24

L

Birmingham

Birmingham

3

Coventry

Coventry

0

England Championship 09/04/24

L

Southampton

Southampton

2

Coventry

Coventry

1

England Championship 06/04/24

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Leeds

Leeds

1

Coventry

Coventry

2

England Championship 01/04/24

L

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

Coventry

Coventry

1

England Championship 29/03/24

W

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

1

Coventry

Coventry

3

Maidstone: Lost their last away game

Maidstone have a clean bill of health heading into the biggest game in their history and we expect them to field a similar side to the one that lost at Aveley on Monday night.

Predicted lineup: Lucas (GK), Hoyte, Greenidge, Fowler, Bone, Appiah, Corne, Reynolds, Duku, Berkeley-Agyepong & Rush

England National League South 13/04/24

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Truro City

Truro City

3

Maidstone Utd

Maidstone Utd

1

England National League South 09/04/24

W

Weymouth

Weymouth

0

Maidstone Utd

Maidstone Utd

2

England National League South 06/04/24

W

Farnborough

Farnborough

0

Maidstone Utd

Maidstone Utd

1

England National League South 03/04/24

W

Taunton Town

Taunton Town

0

Maidstone Utd

Maidstone Utd

1

England National League South 01/04/24

D

Welling

Welling

1

Maidstone Utd

Maidstone Utd

1

Our free expert picks: End of the fairytale for Maidstone

Coventry are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 87.5%, and it's hard to disagree with the bookmakers on this one. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

You can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on under 2.5 goals being scored in this game which has a probability of 25%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 1/4 (1.25) with a probability of 80%.

Hot tip – Coventry to Win-to-Nil

  • Coventry have won three of their last four matches in all competitions, keeping a clean sheet in their last game against Stoke.
  • Maidstone lost and failed to score away at Aveley in their last match.

Other tips

Coventry 3-0 Maidstone

  • Only five teams have scored more goals than Coventry in the Championship this season.
  • Maidstone have only kept one clean sheet in their last six attempts.

Callum O'Hare to Score Anytime

  • O'Hare has scored three goals in the FA Cup this season, more than any other Coventry player.
  • O'Hare is in great form right now with the midfielder netting six goals in his last nine appearances across all competitions.
Callum O'Hare player to watch
Coventry City versus Sheffield Wednesday; Callum O'Hare of Coventry shoots and scores – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Callum O'Hare

O'Hare joined Coventry when they were in League One back in 2019 and the creative midfielder is enjoying his best campaign in front of goal, netting six times in the league as well as three in the FA Cup.

Enjoying his best season with the Sky Blues

Coventry have to make the most of their chances against Maidstone as we have seen how well the non-league side can play on the counter attack, and we're backing O'Hare to make things happen for the Championship side and wouldn't be surprised if he scored a goal or two.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.