Coventry v Middlesbrough Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 12/08/2023

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Coventry - Middlesbrough

England Championship - Ricoh Arena

2nd Round

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

Coventry and Middlesbrough go head-to-head at The Coventry Building Society Arena in the Championship on Saturday, August 12th. Both Coventry and Middlesbrough are aiming to bounce back from opening day defeats. Read our Championship predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Coventry vs Middlesbrough

Coventry play their first home league game of the new Championship campaign when they take on Middlesbrough on Saturday. Read our top Coventry vs Middlesbrough predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Coventry to Win

  • Coventry took four points from their two meetings with Middlesbrough last season.
  • Coventry have lost only two of their last 18 Championship fixtures on home soil.
  • Middlesbrough have won only one of their last seven away matches in the Championship.
  • Middlesbrough have won only one of their last six encounters with Coventry overall.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Middlesbrough failed to score in their first game of the season against Millwall
  • Boro’s leading scorer from last season Chuba Akpom is currently out of the team due to a contract wrangle.
  • Coventry notched only one goal in their first test of the new campaign at Leicester.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Coventry vs Middlesbrough

Check out our rundown of key stats for Saturday’s clash featuring Coventry vs Middlesbrough below alongside a tool to help you choose the juiciest odds. Click the link to view more of our football predictions today.

Head to Head

17/05/23

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Coventry

Coventry

0

1

14/05/23

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

0

08/05/23

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Coventry

Coventry

1

1

01/10/22

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

0

29/01/22

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Coventry

Coventry

1

0

Last Five - Coventry

26/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Maidstone Utd

Maidstone Utd

Coventry

Coventry

0

5

W

23/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Coventry

Coventry

3

0

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Coventry

Coventry

0

1

W

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

Coventry

Coventry

2

2

D

11/02/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Coventry

Coventry

1

2

W

Last Five - Middlesbrough

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

0

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

2

W

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

1

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

1

L

04/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

1

D

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Coventry – Middlesbrough odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s showdown below.

Coventry odds: 143/100 (2.43) – 41.2%

Draw odds: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

Middlesbrough odds: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%

Coventry have been priced as favourites to prevail this weekend, with the probability rating of a home win set at 41.2%. The expected winners are also priced at 13/10 (2.30) to net over 1.5 goals this weekend. That outcome has an implied probability of 43.5%. Interestingly, a 1-1 draw is among the bookies’ lowest prices in the correct score market at 5/1 (6.00).

Coventry vs Middlesbrough Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Coventry vs Middlesbrough lineups and team news for Saturday’s Championship contest below.

Coventry

Fabio Tavares is out of action for Coventry until October and while Callum O'Hare is expected back sooner, the midfielder won't be available for the next few weeks for City.

Predicted Lineup for Coventry: Wilson – Thomas, McFadzean, Latibeaudiere – Eccles, Hamer, Sheaf, Dasilva, Palmer – Godden, Simms

Middlesbrough

Tom Smith and Anfernee Dijksteel are both expected to miss Saturday's game, while last year's leading marksman Chuba Akpom could be left out again by Boro boss Michael Carrick.

Predicted Lineup for Middlesbrough: Dieng – McNair, Fry, Lenihan, Coulson – Barlaser, Hackney, Forss, Crooks, McGree – Rogers

Player to Watch – Matthew Godden

With prolific Swede Victor Gyokeres sold to Sporting CP in the summer, Coventry’s Matthew Godden will carry greater goal-scoring responsibility this term. The 32-year-old notched eight times in the Championship last season.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Coventry

Coventry
3-4-1-2
13
Ben Wilson
gb
4
Bobby Thomas
gb
5
Kyle McFadzean
gb
22
Joel Latibeaudiere
jm
27
Milan Van Ewijk
nl
28
Josh Eccles
gb
14
Ben Sheaf
gb
3
Jay DaSilva
gb
45
Kasey Palmer
gb
24
Matt Godden
gb
9
Ellis Reco Simms
gb
Substitutes
2
Luis Binks
gb
49
Justin Obikwu
gb
7
Tatsuhiro Sakamoto
jp
11
Haji Wright
us
40
Bradley Collins
gb
6
Liam Kelly
gb
21
Jake Bidwell
gb

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough
4-2-3-1
1
Seny Dieng
sn
17
Paddy McNair
gb
26
Darragh Lenihan
ie
18
Sam Silvera
au
10
Morgan Rogers
gb
Substitutes
19
Josh Coburn
gb
8
Riley McGree
au
21
Marcus Forss
fi
23
Tom Glover
au

Coventry v Middlesbrough prediction


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