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The Championship tie at Coventry Building Society Arena on Friday will see home team Coventry City prepare for the visit of Peterborough United.
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Coventry City head into this game following a 1-1 Championship drawn result versus Millwall.
In that match, Coventry City managed 59% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Coventry City was Viktor Gyökeres (9'). For their opponents, Millwall had 17 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. George Saville (21') scored for Millwall.
Their latest results reveal that huge efforts have been put in by the Coventry City defence. Coventry City have kept it tight, resulting in the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their last six outings standing at 4. We will just have to find out if that trend can be continued on here.
Looking at their past form shows that Coventry City:
- have not been beaten in the league by Peterborough United in their last 5 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Peterborough United go into this meeting after a 3-0 Championship win over Birmingham City in their previous fixture.
In that game, Peterborough United managed 59% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For Peterborough United, the scorers were Jonson Clarke-Harris (35') and Jorge Grant (50'). For their opponents, Birmingham City got 13 shots on goal with 2 on target. Harlee Dean (1' Own goal) scored for Birmingham City.
Looking at their form, and Peterborough United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals in all. At the back, Peterborough United have clearly had some problems.
Coming into this fixture, Peterborough United have not won away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 25/03/2016 shows us that Coventry City have won 2 of them & Peterborough United 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 for The Sky Blues and 8 for The Posh. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league contest featuring the two was League One match day 16 on 26/10/2019 and the score finished Peterborough United 2-2 Coventry City.
The referee was Alan Young.
Team News: Coventry City
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Coventry City gaffer Mark Robins to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Tyler Walker (Hip Injury) is out of contention. Fankaty Dabo is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Peterborough United
Due to a mostly full-strength squad, there is only the sole fitness worry for the Peterborough United gaffer Darren Ferguson to be concerned with. Ricky-Jade Jones (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Coventry City should really create the chances to score more than once when they come up against Peterborough United, who may well find it hard scoring.
We reckon that it will be a controlled 2-0 winning margin for Coventry City come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Coventry Building Society Arena (32,019)
Captain: Liam Kelly
Chairman: Tim Fisher
Manager: Mark Robins
Competitions: Championship position 4
🔑 Key Man: Viktor Gyökeres
Typically playing in the Striker position, Viktor Gyökeres was born in Sweden. Having made a first senior appearance for IF Brommapojkarna in the 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 season so far in 8 appearances.