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Middlesbrough will be visiting Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday for the Championship showdown with hosts Coventry City.
Our Coventry City v Middlesbrough predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Coventry City will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 2-0 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Queens Park Rangers.
In that match, Coventry City managed 39% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Queens Park Rangers got 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. Lyndon Dykes (68') and Yoann Barbet (76') scored for Queens Park Rangers.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Coventry City have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Coventry City have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals in the process.
Analysis of their past results shows that Coventry City:
- have left without a victory over Middlesbrough in their last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Last time out, Middlesbrough drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Blackburn Rovers.
In that game, Middlesbrough managed 61% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Middlesbrough was Jonny Howson (36'). Blackburn Rovers got 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Sam Gallagher (17') was the scorer for Blackburn Rovers.
The numbers tell their own story, and Middlesbrough have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. In defence, Middlesbrough have been far from perfect. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, though.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Middlesbrough:
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 04/12/2010 shows us that Coventry City have won 2 of these games and Middlesbrough 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
15 goals were produced between them in these games, with 7 from The Sky Blues and 8 coming from The Boro. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Championship match day 34 on 02/03/2021 when the final score was Coventry City 1-2 Middlesbrough.
On that occasion, Coventry City had 52% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
On the other side, Middlesbrough had 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. Anfernee Dijksteel (11' Own goal), Grant Hall (41') and George Saville (87') scored.
The referee was Graham Scott.
Team News: Coventry City
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Coventry City manager Mark Robins to contend with due to a largely intact group of players. Tyler Walker (Hip Injury) misses out.
Team News: Middlesbrough
Thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection, the Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
We feel that in this game, Middlesbrough will surely be able to score a goal against this Coventry City lineup, although that possibly won’t quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We reckon that it will be a narrow 2-1 win for Coventry City at full-time. Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Coventry Building Society Arena (32,019)
Captain: Liam Kelly
Chairman: Tim Fisher
Manager: Mark Robins
Competitions: Championship position 7
🔑 Key Player: Viktor Gyökeres
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Viktor Gyökeres was born in Sweden. Having made a first senior appearance for IF Brommapojkarna in the 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.