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

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

Promotion-aspiring Coventry and Sunderland meet for the Championship’s lunchtime kick-off on Saturday.

Coventry vs Sunderland: Betting tips

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Coventry vs Sunderland: Predictions

Coventry vs Sunderland: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 5/6 with Bet UK
Correct score 2-1 17/2 with bet365
First Goalscorer Viktor Gyokeres 43/10 with Midnite

The race for the Championship play-offs is really starting to heat up, with just five points separating Coventry in 11th from Millwall in fifth. Sunderland are also the mix, with the Mackems currently sitting in eighth, making this showdown in the West Midlands a huge six-pointer in the fight for the top six.

Following a seven-game winless run at the start of the season, Coventry have transformed the complexion of their campaign and now remain firmly in the hunt for the play-off spots. The board stuck by Mark Robins in that very uncertain period and he has the club flying high, entering this match-up off the back of successive wins.

Sunderland haven’t really endured a sustained wobble at any point this season, save for a sticky patch between September and October, and they remain just a point below the coveted play-off spots. Their form has dipped slightly ahead of this showdown, following a draw to Bristol City and a defeat to Rotherham, and Tony Mowbray will be determined to bounce back.

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Coventry vs Sunderland match stats

Coventry’s difference-maker has been Viktor Gyokeres for the past couple of years, and the prolific Swede is once again firing on all cylinders. Only Joel Piroe of Swansea City (44) has had more shots on target in the Championship this season than Gyokeres (42), while he has also bagged 14 goals, the second most.

For Sunderland, Alex Pritchard may prove their main source of final-third inspiration. The skilful playmaker has created 52 chances for his team-mates this season, which places him in the Championship’s top 10 for that particular metric. Amad Diallo has been in stellar form on loan from Man Utd with seven goals, and he will want to profit once more from Pritchard’s potency.

Coventry vs Sunderland: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Coventry 2-1 Sunderland

Coventry vs Sunderland head-to-head

31 Jul 2022 – Sunderland 1-1 Coventry – Championship

01 Mar 2020 – Coventry 1-0 Sunderland – League One

23 Nov 2019 – Sunderland 1-1 Coventry – League One

13 Apr 2019 – Sunderland 4-5 Coventry – League One

29 Sep 2018 – Coventry 1-1 Sunderland – League One

These two clubs met way back in July, which was, incredibly, the first game of the Championship season. It seems an age away, as the season was brought forward to accommodate the World Cup. Jack Clarke, and of course, that man Gyokeres scored the goals on the day.


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