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Coventry vs Man Utd FA Cup Predictions, Tips and Odds: Red Devils look to make history

Championship side Coventry will be looking to cause an upset when they face Manchester United in the second FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. 

How to watch Coventry vs Man Utd Live

Coventry vs Man Utd kicks off on Sunday, 21st April, at 3:30 pm (UK time) and will be broadcast on ITV 1 in the UK.

Coventry vs Man Utd predictions

Coventry vs Man Utd: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13 with Midnite
Correct Score Coventry 1-2 Man Utd 15/2 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Ellis Simms 9/1 with Boylesports

The stats behind our Coventry vs Man Utd predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in Coventry’s last six matches.
  • Man Utd have won six of their previous seven meetings with Coventry City (four by a one-goal margin).
  • Coventry have opened the scoring in four of their last five matches, with Ellis Simms scoring each time.

Manchester United look to make FA Cup history

Man Utd have struggled for form in the Premier League since their incredible 4-3 win over rivals Liverpool in the previous round of the FA Cup, drawing three and losing one of their last four games, but will be hopeful of making it to the final.

With the top four now looking a long way away, the FA Cup should be Erik ten Hag’s main focus now as they aim to make it back-to-back FA Cup finals. The Red Devils lost to rivals Manchester City at Wembley last season on the way to their historic treble, a fixture we could once again see this year if everything goes to plan.

A victory here would also see them reach a record-breaking 22nd FA Cup final, more than any other side in the competition’s history, but first they will need to overcome a spirited Coventry side. The Sky Blues reached the semi-finals for just their second-ever time after a quarter-final for the ages against Wolves.

Despite taking the lead in the 53rd minute through Ellis Sims, Coventry found themselves behind with just two minutes left on the clock after two quick-fire goals from Wolves looked set to book their place in the semis. However, they weren’t finished just yet as a 90+6′ minute equaliser from Simms was quickly followed by the winning goal of the game from Haji Wright in the ninth minute of stoppage time.

Coventry vs Man Utd match tip

Over 2.5 goals @ 1/2 with SkyBet

Each of Coventry’s last 11 matches (and three of Man Utd’s previous four) have seen over 2.5 goals scored in them. Erik ten Hag’s side have conceded eight times in their last three games, while also scoring seven and have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 matches across all competitions. Coventry, meanwhile, haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last seven games, scoring in six of them.

Coventry vs Man Utd odds


*Odds correct as of 10:20 on April 19. 18+ only. BeGambleAware

It’s no surprise that Manchester United are favourites heading into this semi-final against Coventry, but if you fancy an upset then the Championship side are best-priced 19/4 to win in normal time.

Coventry vs Man Utd team news

Coventry team news

In  Out Doubtful
Milan van Ewijk, Matt Godden, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto, Jamie Allen

No fewer than four players are missing for Coventry heading into this FA Cup semi-final showdown.

Top Scorer: Ellis Simms (18)

Card Magnet: Kasey Palmer (9)

Assist Ace: Haji Wright, Kasey Palmer (7)

Man Utd team news

In  Out Doubtful
Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane Jonny Evans, Scott McTominay, Anthony Martial

Erik ten Hag is still without a slew of defenders but hopes to have Jonny Evans and Scott McTominay back for this contest.

Top Scorer: Rasmus Højlund (13)

Card Magnet: Bruno Fernandes (11)

Assist Ace: Bruno Fernandes (9)

Coventry vs Man Utd head-to-head

  • 26 Sep 2007 – Man Utd 0-2 Coventry – League Cup
  • 14 Apr 2001 – Man Utd 4-2 Coventry – Premier League
  • 04 Nov 2000 – Coventry 1-2 Man Utd – Premier League
  • 05 Feb 2000 – Man Utd 3-2 Coventry – Premier League
  • 25 Aug 1999 – Coventry 1-2 Man Utd – Premier League

Coventry lost six of their last seven meetings with Man Utd but won the most recent.

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