Coventry vs Man Utd prediction, odds & betting tips – 21/04/2024

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Coventry vs Man Utd prediction
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Coventry and Man Utd are set to go head to head in the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend with both clubs looking to book their place in the final against either Manchester City or Chelsea. Both clubs came through dramatic quarter-finals to reach this point and with their respective league seasons falling by the wayside, Sunday is the final chance of success for both. Ahead of kick-off at Wembley, check out our Coventry vs Man Utd prediction below.

Coventry vs Man Utd prediction: David vs Goliath at the home of football

Coventry vs Man Utd predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Man Utd to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Coventry 1-3 Man Utd

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

Yes

Key stats

  • Man Utd are looking to reach back-to-back FA Cup finals.
  • Coventry are looking to reach the FA Cup final for the first time since 1987.
  • Coventry have lost three of their last four matches.
  • Man Utd haven't lost in 90 minutes to lower-league opposition since 2017.

Pre-game odds and win probability: PL giants favoured to go through

  • HOME: 17/4 (5.25) – 19%
  • DRAW: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1%
  • AWAY: 10/21 (1.48) – 67.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Coventry vs Man Utd odds are a little surprising in that Man Utd aren't stronger favourites than they are. At 10/21, there is plenty of money to be won by loading up on the Premier League giants but given their form and performances this season, it is perhaps understandable if people are hesitant about backing them in any football match.

Despite that, if you apply logic to the situation then Man Utd should be far too strong for Coventry. Yes, they are winless in their last four games but they have plenty of experience of playing at Wembley in recent years and they have players who can produce things out of nothing if the game isn't going their way.

What's more, Coventry aren't in good form. They have lost three of their last four matches and their memories of Wembley aren't good after losing the playoff final here last season. They will give it their all on Sunday but we expect the extra quality of the Premier League side to prevail.

Additional free betting tips for Coventry vs Man Utd:

  • Both teams to score – 8/13 (1.62)
  • Rasmus Hojlund to score anytime – 11/8 (2.38)

Last five H2Hs: Matches played in a bygone era

There isn't much that can be drawn from the lats five matches between Coventry and Man Utd as they haven't played each other since 2007. For what it's worth, Man Utd have won four of the last five while Coventry have won one – that came in the Carabao Cup in 2007.

Coventry preview: The Sky Blues have nothing to lose

Now that their playoff charge is over in the championship, Coventry have no reason but to put absolutely everything they have into this semi-final. Mark Robins, a former Man Utd player, will pick his strongest possible XI but is without Jamie Allen and Tatsuhiro Sakamoto due to injury.

Predicted lineup: Collins (GK), Latibeaudiere, Thomas, Kitching, Dasilva, Eccles, Sheaf, van Ewijk, O'Hare, Wright, Simms

England Championship 04/05/24

L

QPR

QPR

2

Coventry

Coventry

1

England Championship 30/04/24

L

Ipswich

Ipswich

2

Coventry

Coventry

1

England Championship 27/04/24

D

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

Coventry

Coventry

0

England Championship 24/04/24

L

Hull

Hull

3

Coventry

Coventry

2

England FA Cup 21/04/24

L

Man Utd

Man Utd

3 (4)

Coventry

Coventry

3 (2)

Man Utd preview: Ten Hag may need a Mark Robins moment

Mark Robins once famously saved Sir Alex Ferguson's job with a goal in the FA Cup but if can beat Man Utd on Sunday he will almost certainly cost the current Man Utd manager his job. Ten Hag has had to deal with an incredible number of injuries all season and is without ten players for this one including Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, Mason Mount and Raphael Varane.

Predicted lineup: Onana (GK), Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Maguire, Dalot, McTominay, Mainoo, Fernandes, Garnacho, Hojlund, Rashford

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Brighton

Brighton

0

Man Utd

Man Utd

2

England Premier League 15/05/24

W

Newcastle

Newcastle

2

Man Utd

Man Utd

3

Others 14/05/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

0

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

England Championship 13/05/24

D

Man City

Man City

0

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

England Premier League 12/05/24

L

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

Player to watch: Alejandro Garnacho

Alejandro Garnacho
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Alejandro Garnacho was forced to apologise to Erik Ten Hag earlier this week after the teenager liked posts on social media that criticised his manager. It will be interesting to see how gets on in his first appearance since the incident.

Coming of age

Garnacho has become one of United's best and most important players this season despite only being 19-years-old. While there are some inconsistencies in his game, he has all the tools you would want a winger to have in the modern game and it will be fascinating to his development continue in the coming years.

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Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.