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Watford vs Coventry: Our top betting tips
Have Watford finally found their groove with three wins on the spin? And more importantly, will they continue that run here? Find out with our Watford vs Coventry match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Watford to win
We'll be honest with you, backing Watford to win this game was a tough call because Coventry are in good shape recently too. The Sky Blues have taken 10 points from their last 15 available, which means they've lost once in that period. That defeat notably came in their last away game. Watford meanwhile have taken 12 points from their last five matches with just the one defeat; that was four games ago and, notably, away from home. Now we know that doesn't put loads of difference between the sides but with the Hornets have home advantage and boasting a more impressive head to head record – they've won two of the last three clashes without losing – we believe things tip in their favour.
Going over 2.5 goals
Our next tip for this game is that it goes over the 2.5 total goals mark. Watford have seen four of their last five matches go north of that 2.5 cut off with a total of 14 goals seen across that period – that's 2.8 goals per game on average. For Coventry, two of their last three games have seen at least three goals. You can then again refer to the head to head record for further evidence why backing over 2.5 goals is the bet to place – two of the last three meetings have gone over 2.5 goals. With odds on offer of 19/20 (1.95) going north of 2.5 is definitely the wisest wager in this market.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Watford vs Coventry
Promotion contenders vs relegation battlers: Who wins?
These two sides have both seen quite the turnaround of late. Coventry have put together a patch of good form to take them from bottom to outside of the relegation zone whilst Watford have climbed into the playoff shake up as they now sit in sixth place and, remarkably, just four points off second with a game in hand. With both teams fighting for big things this season – Watford promotion and Coventry survival – the three points on offer here are huge.
Watford have enjoyed good form of late winning three games on the spin so the prospect of major surgery on the starting XI is unlikely. Jeremy Ngakia and Tom Cleverley remain out injured.
Watford Predicted lineup – Bachmann, Kamara, Troost-Ekong, Sierralta, Gaspar, Kayembe, Gosling, Sema, Pedro, Sarr, Bayo
Like their hosts, we can expect Coventry to name a similar – if not the same – lineup after a good run of form. They too have injury issues to concern themselves with – Martyn Waghorn, Matt Godden and Fankaty Dabo are considerable names to be missing.
Coventry Predicted lineup – Wilson, Rose, Doyle, Panzo, Eccles, Hamer, Sheaf, Bidwell, Allen, O'Hare, Gyokeres
A quickfire FAQ on Watford vs Coventry
- Where is the match being hosted? – Vicarage Road
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Watford
- What time does the match kick off? 3 PM GMT