Coventry vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium.
The Sky Blues are a recently promoted team, and they have been struggling so far this season to make any kind of an impact in this competitive league. As of now, they have conceded the most number of goals in the tournament, and are hanging by a thread over the relegation cut-off.
Going on, they also have a terrible h2h record against this opponent over the years.
Meanwhile, Aitor Karanka’s men are desperate to put an end to their dismal run on the road, and will try to take advantage of this struggling rival.
Likely, expect Birmingham to have the upper hand this weekend.
Coventry vs Birmingham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Karanka’s men recorded a win in the latest encounter, via penalties in the FA Cup.
- They have lost just twice over the past two decades against this rival.
- Four of the former six clashes had goals from both teams.
- At home, the last these hosts had won was back in 2009.
Coventry vs Birmingham: Prediction
Mark Robins’s men lost 3-2 on the road the last match-day, against Watford. In the meantime, the Blues lost 1-3 at home against Bournemouth.
Going on, the Sky Blues had lost six of their last eight overall fixtures, and they had conceded two or more goals in nine of their preceding twelve games. They have also recorded a total of just three wins all through this season, and one of those had come against a team from the lower division.
At home, they were also winless in three of their former four appearances. On the other hand, their opposite number had won two of their last four games, and they remained unbeaten in seven of their last eleven fixtures.
On top of that, Karanka’s men are unbeaten against this rival since 2009, and have lost just once at this stadium in the 21st century.
As such, expect Birmingham to avoid a loss at the very least this Friday.
However, understand that Robins’s men were unbeaten in 18 of their preceding 20 home appearances, while their counterparts were winless in 12 of their last 13 road trips.
Consequentially, Coventry will try their very best to hold on against these guests. They might not be successful in that regards, but they surely could find the back of the net at least once.
Coventry vs Birmingham: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Birmingham or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).