Blackpool vs Coventry
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Bloomfield Road.
Coventry are an experienced bunch in the Championship, and also have made a good start to this new campaign. Meanwhile, Blackpool were just promoted, and they have frankly made a mess so far. Surely expect the former to have the upper hand this Tuesday.
They had secured a 16th place finish the last season, and this time around their obvious objective will be to at least end up in the top half of the table – 12th or above.
In the meantime, Blackpool are clearly struggling with this new change. They are winless so far this new campaign, and only Sheffield United have scored fewer than them in the whole competition.
They had finished third in the League One in 2020-21, and took the hard route of the playoffs to get to the second division in English football hierarchy. However, the transition has put them in a challenging scenario.
They will hope to extend their stay in the Championship, but it seems to be a tough ask. The team will have to start performing very soon, if they are not to pushed towards the bottom-most tier.
As things stand, expect a win for veterans Coventry.
Blackpool vs Coventry: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 3-2 win for Coventry.
- However, they had conceded two or more goals in five of the preceding seven clashes.
- At this venue, the hosts had won three of the last four meetings.
- In the past two decades, the guests have won just once at this ground.
- The last time these two teams locked horns at this stadium, the hosts won 2-0.
Blackpool vs Coventry Prediction
Blackpool had lost 0-2 at home the last match-day, against Cardiff. In the meantime, Coventry lost 1-0 on the road, against Barnsley.
Going on, Coventry have the better h2h record in recent games, and they also have the confidence of taking on a recently-promoted squad.
Moreover, they have made a positive start to this new campaign, whereas their counterparts are so far winless in this new edition of the Championship.
As such, expect a win for Coventry.
However, they have been on a poor run on the road lately, and they also have failed to consistently keep clean sheets against this rival in h2h meetings. On top of that, Blackpool also have a marginally better h2h record at this venue over the past several seasons.
Likely, expect a victory for Coventry, but not a clean sheet though.
Blackpool vs Coventry: Betting Tips
Coventry to Win @ 2.75 (7/4)
Correct Score: 2-1 Coventry @ 10.00 (9/1).