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Coventry vs Middlesbrough predictions: tips, odds & team news

Coventry and Middlesbrough continue their 2023/24 Championship campaign when they meet at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday (12:30pm, UK time).

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Coventry vs Middlesbrough odds

Coventry vs Middlesbrough

Both teams, who reached last season’s playoffs, are chasing a first win following opening-round losses. Coventry, a win away from Premier League football, suffered a 2-1 defeat to Leicester who dropped in from England’s top division. Kasey Palmer and Ben Sheaf saw yellow in that setback. Boro, meanwhile, were goalless in their 1-0 home defeat against Millwall. Seny Dieng, who joined from QPR, made his debut in goal but there was no place for last season’s top scorer Chuba Akpom.

Coventry vs Middlesbrough predictions

Coventry vs Middlesbrough: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 8/11 with Bet365
Correct Score 2-1 9/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Chuba Akpom 5/1 with Unibet

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The stats behind our Coventry vs Middlesbrough predictions:

  • Coventry scored at least two goals in three of their last five Championship home matches.
  • Middlesbrough lost three of their last five Championship away matches.
  • Middlesbrough scored in two of those aforementioned three Championship losses on the road.
  • Chuba Akpom opened the scoring nine times last season.
  • Coventry kept two clean sheets across their last eight Championship home matches.

Coventry vs Middlesbrough match tip

Under 3.5 home goals @ 1/33 with Bet365

Coventry has failed to score Over 3.5 goals in each of their last 29 home Championship games

Coventry vs Middlesbrough Bet-Builder tip

Coventry to win by one goal and BTTS Yes with Bet365

Three of Coventry’s last four home Championship wins have been by a one-goal margin. Middlesbrough, meanwhile, scored in two of their last three Championship losses on the road.

Coventry vs Middlesbrough team news

There shouldn’t be too many changes from Mark Robins’ starting lineup following their opening weekend loss. Callum O’Hare (knee), though, remains a long-term absentee.

Coventry team news

In  Out Doubtful
None Callum O’Hare None

Sam Silvera and Jonathan Howson are both pushing for starts. Chuba Akpom, an unused substitute in the Millwall loss, is another who can make Carrick’s starting lineup.

Middlesbrough team news

In  Out Doubtful
None None None

Coventry vs Middlesbrough head-to-head record

  • 17 May 2023 – Middlesbrough 0-1 Coventry City – Championship Play-Offs
  • 14 May 2023 – Coventry City 0-0 Middlesbrough – Championship Play-Offs
  • 08 May 2023 – Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry City – Championship
  • 01 Oct 2022 – Coventry City 1-0 Middlesbrough – Championship
  • 29 Jan 2022 – Middlesbrough 1-0 Coventry City – Championship

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