Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Reading journey to St. Andrew's on Friday for the Championship tie with home side Coventry City.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Coventry City v Reading game - along with the latest match odds.
Coventry City will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Middlesbrough.
In that game, Coventry City managed 46% possession and 3 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Middlesbrough got 16 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Britt Assombalonga (81') and Djed Spence (90') scored for Middlesbrough.
Coventry City have struggled with their forward play of late. Their sum of goals equals just 2 versus opponents during their previous six matches. In those meetings, The Sky Blues have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 12.
Their prior results show that Coventry City:
- have not registered a win against Reading in their previous 10 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
Reading head into the match following a 2-4 Championship win with the downing of Blackburn Rovers in their last match.
In that match, Reading had 34% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Reading, the scorers were Yakou Meïté (1'), Michael Olise (15'), Josh Laurent (18') and Lucas João (83'). At the other end, Blackburn Rovers got 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Adam Armstrong (3', 66') was the scorer for Blackburn Rovers.
A run of reliable showings by the Reading defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their previous 6 clashes combined. In that time, their own forwards have managed to score 11. In any event, we’ll just have to find out if the trend shall be replicated in this match or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Reading:
- are winless against Coventry City in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated by Coventry City when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league matches. An impressive run.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings going back to 31/10/2009 shows that Coventry City have won 0 of these games and Reading 3, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
A combined total of 11 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 2 for The Sky Blues and 9 being from The Royals. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
Team News: Coventry City
Wesley Jobello (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jodi Jones (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for Coventry boss Mark Robins. Michael Rose is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Reading
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Reading manager Veljko Paunović doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
In our view, Reading and Coventry City could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. That’s why our selection here is for a close game with a score draw at the end of this game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Andrew's (29,409)
Captain: Liam Kelly
Chairman: Tim Fisher
Manager: Mark Robins
Competitions: Championship position 20
⭐ Star Man: Matt Godden
Mostly used in the Striker position, Matt Godden was born in Canterbury, England. Having played his first senior match for Scunthorpe United in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 7 appearances.