Blackpool vs Coventry prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 18/03/2023

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Blackpool - Coventry

England Championship - Bloomfield Road

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Blackpool vs Coventry with the game due to take place on 18th March.

Blackpool vs Coventry prediction and top betting tips

Blackpool turned in their best performance of the season as they took QPR apart 6-1 on Tuesday night. Can the relegation threatened Seasiders bank another three points here? Find out with our Blackpool vs Coventry match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Blackpool vs Coventry Prediction 1: Draw

On paper, the obvious pick here might be to back playoff hopeful Coventry to beat relegation threatened Blackpool but that's not how we see this one playing out. We are backing a draw. Blackpool's home form is strong with Mick McCarthy having put together a seven game unbeaten run – albeit with four draws. Coventry meanwhile are unbeaten in their last eight games with four wins and four draws in that period. Throw into the workings a head to head record where the last five meetings read as one draw and two wins apiece and you'll quickly realise there is little in this match despite the respective league positions!

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Blackpool vs Coventry Prediction 2: Both teams will score

The second of our football betting tips for this game comes from the both teams to score market and we're backing ‘yes'. Blackpool have seen both teams score in two of their last four games with Coventry seeing each of their last two – and three of their last five – matches end with goals at both ends. As for the head to head record, each of the last two matches – and three of the last four – between the teams have ended with both sides registering on the scoresheet. Those stats together with the odds on offer make us think this is a net worth placing.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Blackpool vs Coventry

Head to Head

29/10/22

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

2

08/02/22

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

1

17/08/21

England Championship CHA

Blackpool

Blackpool

Coventry

Coventry

0

1

07/09/19

England League 1 League 1

Coventry

Coventry

Blackpool

Blackpool

3

2

26/01/19

England League 1 League 1

Coventry

Coventry

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

2

Last Five - Blackpool

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Carlisle

Carlisle

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

1

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

1

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

1

W

01/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

0

D

29/03/24

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

0

L

Last Five - Coventry

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Coventry

Coventry

3

0

L

09/04/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Coventry

Coventry

2

1

L

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Coventry

Coventry

1

2

W

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Coventry

Coventry

2

1

L

29/03/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Coventry

Coventry

1

3

W

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the Blackpool vs Coventry odds translate into probability ahead of this game? Let's find out.

Blackpool odds: 2/1 (3.00) – 33%

Draw odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31%

Coventry odds: 7/5 (2.40) – 42%

Coventry might arrive in this game as the bookies favourites but odds of 7/5 (2.40) aren't the strongest in the world. Far from it in fact. That tells you how tough this match is to call with Blackpool's home form not half bad. Like we've predicted above, you'll likely see a fair bit of money land on the home and draw betting options as well as the away. That total goals market is an interesting one too; you can get a long price on over 2.5 goals. Remember, Blackpool's Tuesday night clash served up seven!

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Blackpool vs Coventry

Blackpool

Let's cut to the chase, Blackpool don't have time to be tired and after trouncing QPR 6-1 they won't find many of their players wanting a rest either. With that considered, we're expecting no changes to the Blackpool XI. That will see them start in a 3-1-4-2 formation with Charlie Patino pulling the strings in midfield.

Predicted lineup – Maxwell, Nelson, Thorniley, Husband, Connolly, Patino, Fiorini, Lyons, Hamilton, Yates, Rogers

Coventry

Coventry come into this game with work to do if they're to make the top six after dropping four points in their last two games. Both have been games they should have won – on paper – but with that not happening we foresee a couple of changes to their team here. Gustavo Hamer is one who could drop out.

Predicted lineup – Wilson, McInally, McFazdean, Doyle, Bidwell, Eccles, Sheaf, Burroughs, Maguire, Godden, Gyokeres

Blackpool vs Coventry Line ups

Blackpool

Blackpool
1
Chris Maxwell
gb
28
Charlie Patino
gb
8
Lewis Fiorini
gb
25
Morgan Rogers
gb
24
Andrew Lyons
ie
34
Jordan Thorniley
gb
22
CJ Hamilton
ie
9
Jerry Yates
gb
2
Callum Connolly
gb
31
Curtis Nelson
gb
3
James Husband
gb
Substitutes
11
Josh Bowler
gb
32
Daniel Grimshaw
gb
10
Keshi Anderson
gb
26
Ian Poveda
gb
12
Kenny Dougall
au
16
Sonny Carey
gb
23
Dominic Thompson
gb

Coventry

Coventry
27
Jake Bidwell
gb
16
Luke McNally
ie
28
Josh Eccles
gb
5
Kyle McFadzean
gb
3
Callum Doyle
gb
13
Ben Wilson
gb
38
Gustavo Hamer
nl
17
Viktor Gyokeres
se
23
Fankaty Dabo
gb
14
Ben Sheaf
gb
19
Tyler Walker
gb
Substitutes
36
Ryan Howley
gb
24
Matt Godden
gb
11
Josh Wilson-Esbrand
gb
1
Simon Moore
gb
2
Jonathan Panzo
gb
18
Sean Maguire
ie
7
Brooke Norton-Cuffy
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

There are a couple of ways we could go on the player to watch for this games but we're opting to big up Morgan Rogers. The Man City loanee has yet to score for Blackpool but his manager Mick McCarthy was purring about him after their 6-1 romp in the week. We've got a sneaky feeling he could be amongst the goals this time.

Take a look at the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Ipswich

Ipswich

43 26 11 6 32 89
2 Leicester

Leicester

42 28 4 10 41 88
3 Leeds

Leeds

43 26 9 8 42 87
4 Southampton

Southampton

41 24 9 8 27 81
5 West Brom

West Brom

43 20 12 11 24 72
6 Norwich

Norwich

43 21 8 14 16 71
7 Hull

Hull

42 18 11 13 8 65
8 Coventry

Coventry

42 17 12 13 14 63
9 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

43 18 9 16 5 63
10 Preston

Preston

42 18 9 15 -1 63
11 Cardiff

Cardiff

43 18 5 20 -12 59
12 Bristol City

Bristol City

43 16 10 17 4 58
13 Sunderland

Sunderland

43 16 8 19 2 56
14 Swansea

Swansea

43 14 11 18 -9 53
15 Watford

Watford

43 12 16 15 1 52
16 Millwall

Millwall

43 13 11 19 -13 50
17 Blackburn

Blackburn

43 13 10 20 -14 49
18 Plymouth

Plymouth

43 12 12 19 -8 48
19 QPR

QPR

43 12 11 20 -17 47
20 Stoke

Stoke

43 12 11 20 -19 47
21 Birmingham

Birmingham

43 12 9 22 -16 45
22 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

43 9 17 17 -23 44
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

43 12 8 23 -31 44
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

43 4 11 28 -53 23

A quickfire FAQ on Blackpool – Coventry

Blackpool vs Coventry prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Bloomfield Road
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Coventry
  • What time does the match kick off?  15:00 GMT

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