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West Brom vs Coventry Predictions, Tips and Odds: Key clash in Championship playoff race

West Brom vs Coventry Predictions, Tips and Odds: Key clash in Championship playoff race

West Brom welcome Coventry City for a key clash in the Championship playoff race on Friday. 

West Brom vs Coventry predictions

West Brom vs Coventry: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 21/20 with Betfair
Correct Score West Brom 2-0 Coventry 8/1 by Midnite
First Goalscorer Grady Diangana 8/1 with Sky Bet

The stats behind our West Brom vs Coventry predictions:

  • There has been at least one clean sheet in each of the last four meetings between these sides.
  • West Brom have won the last two meetings without conceding a goal.
  • Grady Diangana opened the scoring in both those matches.

Playoff race six-pointer

We’re heading into the part of the season where every hard-fought win feels like it counts for double, while any slip-up can carry catastrophic consequences. The close proximity of these two sides only increases the stakes.

We’re not just talking about geographical proximity, either. West Brom head into this weekend fifth in the Championship table with 56 points from 34 games, currently sitting top of the battle for those final two playoff spots. However, they still have just a five-point cushion between themselves and Friday’s opponents, with Coventry sitting ninth and so nearly within striking distance of the top six.

A win for the Baggies here would go a long way toward cementing their place in the playoff lottery, while it would be seriously damaging to the hopes of Coventry, who lost in the final of that particular promotion push just last season. Despite that heartbreak, they’d undoubtedly bite your hand off for another stab at a long-awaited Premier League return.

West Brom vs Coventry match tip

Grady Diangana anytime goalscorer @ 10/3 with Bet365

Grady Diangana has scored in each of his last two meetings with Coventry City, accounting for two of the four total goals scored in the last four head-to-head clashes between the two sides.

West Brom vs Coventry odds

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With home advantage and a strong recent record in this fixture, it’s no surprise to see West Brom favourites on Friday. However, Coventry have proven themselves hard to beat this season, losing just nine of their league matches; only the top four have lost fewer. It’ll be anything but simple for the Baggies.

West Brom vs Coventry team news

West Brom team news

In  Out Doubtful
Daryl Dike, Josh Maja, Matthew Phillips, Brandon Thomas-Asante

West Brom will remain without Daryl Dike, Josh Maja, Matthew Phillips and top scorer Brandon Thomas-Asante for this important Friday night fixture.

Top Scorer: Brandon Thomas-Asante (9)

Card Magnet: Darnell Furlong (9)

Assist Ace: Jed Wallace (5)

Coventry team news

In  Out Doubtful
Ben Sheaf, Jamie Allen

Coventry have no fresh injury concerns, with Ben Sheaf and Jamie Allen the only players still sidelined.

Top Scorer: Haji Wright (10)

Card Magnet: Jay Dasilva, Kyle McFadzean, Luis Binks, Milan van Ewijk (all 4)

Assist Ace: Jay Dasilva, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto, Milan van Ewijk, Kasey Palmer (all 2)

How to watch West Brom vs Coventry Live

West Brom vs Coventry kicks off at 8pm on Friday evening and can be watched in the UK live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

West Brom vs Coventry head-to-head

  • 30/10/23 – Coventry 0-2 West Brom – Championship
  • 03/02/23 – West Brom 1-0 Coventry – Championship
  • 21/12/23 – Coventry 1-0 West Brom – Championship
  • 23/04/22 – West Brom 0-0 Coventry – Championship
  • 04/12/21 – Coventry 1-2 West Brom – Championship

West Brom have enjoyed dominance over Coventry in recent times, including winning their last two meetings without conceding a goal.


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