Coventry vs Reading Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 22/04/2023

Coventry
22/04/23 - 15:00

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Coventry - Reading

England Championship - Ricoh Arena

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

Coventry and Reading go head-to-head at The Coventry Building Society Arena in the English Championship on Saturday, April 22nd. Coventry could move back into the playoff positions with a victory this weekend. Read our Championship predictions along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Coventry vs Reading

Third from bottom Reading have gone ten games without a win in the Championship ahead of their tough test at Coventry on Saturday. Read our top Coventry vs Reading predictions for this weekend’s fixture.

Coventry to Win

Playoff chasers Coventry were staring defeat in the face in midweek before netting an injury time equalizer at Blackburn and the manner of their comeback will have put a kick in their step ahead of their tussle with struggling Reading on Saturday. Relegation is a real possibility for The Royals, who have gone ten games in the Championship without a win, and our first Coventry vs Reading prediction recommends opposing them in the match result markets again here.

Viktor Gyokeres to Score Anytime

Swedish star Viktor Gyokeres failed to find the net in midweek, however, he scored twice in his last appearance for Coventry before that, taking his tally of the campaign up to 20 goals in the Championship. The lethal finisher should have opportunities to bolster his tally even further when he lines up against a meek Reading defence on Saturday, and it could be worth backing the 24-year-old to get his name on the scoresheet again.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Coventry vs Reading

View our list of key stats for Saturday’s skirmish featuring Coventry vs Reading below alongside a tool to help you choose the most lucrative odds.

Head to Head

10/12/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Coventry

Coventry

1

0

12/02/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Coventry

Coventry

2

3

21/08/21

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Reading

Reading

2

1

19/01/21

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Coventry

Coventry

3

0

30/10/20

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Reading

Reading

3

2

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 - Reading

24/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Reading

Reading

3

2

L

20/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Reading

Reading

4

1

L

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

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

Coventry odds: 16/25 (1.64) – 61%

Draw odds: 27/10 (3.70) – 27%

Reading odds: 23/5 (5.60) – 17.9%

Coventry have been listed as the expected winners by the bookies this week, with the probability of a home victory sitting at 61%. A 2-0 win in the Sky Blues’ favour meanwhile, is a price we like in the correct score market at 11/2 (6.50), while backing the hosts in the half time result market also appeals at 6/5 (2.20). That option comes equipped with an implied probability of 43.5%. If you’re looking for more of the best football betting tips today, make sure to follow the link.

Coventry vs Reading Team News & Injuries

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

Coventry

Kasey Palmer and Callum O'Hare will both be absent in midfield for Reading while attacker Fabio Tavares is still working his way back from an ankle issue and won't make the cut. The Sky Blues are just one point shy of the playoff places and if results go their way this weekend, they could even jump from 8th to 5th.

Predicted Lineup for Coventry: Wilson – McNally, McFadzean, Doyle – Norton-Cuffy, Hamer, Sheaf, Eccles, Bidwell – Gyokeres, Godden

Reading

Reading have a lengthy list of missing players at present which includes Tom Ince, Shane Long, Tom McIntyre, Liam Moore, Junior Hoilett, Abdul-Rahman Baba and Sam Hutchinson. The Royals took a second-half lead against Luton in midweek, though they were eventually pegged back by a late equalizer. Andy Carroll was sent off in that game and will serve a ban this weekend.

Predicted Lineup for Reading: Lumley – Yiadom, Holmes, Sarr, Guinness-Walker – Azeez, Hendrick, Casadei, Fornah  – Joao, Ehibhatiomhan

Player to Watch – Ben Wilson

Coventry goalkeeper Ben Wilson produced some remarkable heroics in midweek in the Sky Blues’ draw at Blackpool. Better known for keeping shots out, Wilson converted a chance of his own in injury time at Ewood Park, sparking wild celebrations from the visitors. The 30-year-old should be brimming with confidence this weekend as a result.

Starting Lineups

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

Coventry

Coventry
2
Jonathan Panzo
gb
38
Gustavo Hamer
nl
13
Ben Wilson
gb
23
Fankaty Dabo
gb
16
Luke McNally
ie
28
Josh Eccles
gb
3
Callum Doyle
gb
24
Matt Godden
gb
6
Liam Kelly
gb
11
Josh Wilson-Esbrand
gb
17
Viktor Gyokeres
se
Substitutes
36
Ryan Howley
gb
44
Cian Tyler
gb
7
Brooke Norton-Cuffy
gb
19
Tyler Walker
gb
27
Jake Bidwell
gb
8
Jamie Allen
gb
5
Kyle McFadzean
gb

Reading

Reading
35
Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan
gb
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
28
Mamadi Camara
gw
15
Femi Azeez
gb
20
Cesare Casadei
it
17
Andy Yiadom
gh
18
Nesta Guinness-Walker
gb
3
Tom Holmes
gb
9
Lucas Joao
pt
24
Naby Sarr
fr
1
Joe Lumley
gb
Substitutes
30
Kelvin Abrefa
gh
6
Scott Dann
gb
5
Tom McIntyre
gb
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn
31
Coniah Boyce-Clarke
jm
19
Tyrese Fornah
gb
7
Shane Long
ie

Championship Standings

Coventry vs Reading Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Coventry vs Reading prediction

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at Stake and Ladbrokes for Saturday’s game.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 15:00 BST.

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Reading eked out a 1-0 win over Coventry when the teams last met back in December. Make sure to check out our expert Coventry vs Reading prediction near the top of this preview.


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