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Preston vs Coventry: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Preston vs Coventry: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Coventry City and Preston North End will be hoping to boost their chances of reaching the play-offs when they meet on Tuesday at 7:45pm (UK time).

Preston vs Coventry: Betting tips

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Preston vs Coventry: Predictions

Preston vs Coventry: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 4/5 with Paddy Power
Correct score Preston 1-2 Coventry 17/2 with Rhino Bet
First Goalscorer Viktor Gyokeres 6/1 with Sky Bet

We’re into the final third of the 2022/23 Championship season and the play-off race is still as exciting as ever. Just nine points separate sixth-placed Luton Town and Reading down in 14th, with both Coventry and Preston included in that group.

Visitors Coventry are certainly in the better position, just five points behind Luton, at the last of an even closer group thanks to their recent good form. The Sky Blues go into this game on a four-game unbeaten run with three consecutive victories.

Bouncing back from a 1-0 defeat to West Brom at the start of February, Coventry first drew with Luton despite conceding in the opening minute and going down to ten men late on. But the suspension didn’t hamper Coventry too much, with three wins over Millwall, Rotherham and Sunderland following – two of whom are fighting alongside the Sky Blues for a play-off spot.

One place but three points behind Coventry are Preston, who will be hoping to have turned the corner after a poor run of form. Preston started the season as one of the most boring sides, hardly conceding but also barely scoring, so they were playing catch up on the promotion hopefuls.

Preston returned from the World Cup with six defeats from their first nine Championship matches, including a 2-1 home loss to then bottom-of-the-league Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day. But they are now unbeaten in three, starting the run with consecutive draws against Luton and Hull before returning to winning ways against Wigan.


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Preston vs Coventry match stats

Preston may have been struggling for goals earlier in the season but their matches certainly weren’t without cards. Ryan Lowe’s men are one of the dirtiest sides in the Championship this season, with only Swansea (79) being shown more cards than Preston’s 77 (74 yellows and three reds).

Integral to Coventry’s win over Sunderland at the weekend was Viktor Gyokeres, who scored and assisted in the 2-1 victory. Dubbed the Erling Haaland of the Championship by Coventry manager Tony Mowbray, Gyokeres has scored 15 goals so far this season with only Chuba Akpom (19) managing more.

Preston vs Coventry: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Preston 1-2 Coventry

Preston vs Coventry head-to-head

31 August 2022 – Coventry 0-1 Preston – Championship

26 February 2022 – Coventry 1-1 Preston – Championship

20 October 2021 – Preston 2-1 Coventry – Championship

24 April 2021 – Coventry 0-1 Preston – Championship

29 December 2020 – Preston 2-0 Coventry – Championship

Preston are unbeaten in their past 10 games against Coventry across all competitions, with six wins including four in the Championship.

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