Coventry City vs Bristol City
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 5 April 2021
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium.
The Sky Blues are placed 21st in the table (the last safe position in the standings), and have a lead of just four points over the relegation cut-off.
However, the 22nd placed Rotherham have three fixtures in hand, and they are pitted against the worst in the Championship this game week – Wycombe. Note that Rotherham are at home as well this Monday. They are easily the favorites to post the three points.
This puts Mark Robins’s men under immense pressure. They need a win at any cost this match-day.
Meanwhile, the Robins are going through a dismal run. They are dropping points in alarming numbers, and are conceding in plenty too.
However, they have been performing well in road fixtures lately, and they have a good h2h record against this rival in recent seasons.
Their one issue would be lack of motivation. The reason being – they have no chance to make it to the playoffs, and they are under no serious threat of getting relegated as well.
By the looks of things, the weak defense on either side of the pitch should contribute to a lot of goals this Monday.
Coventry vs Bristol City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the former twelve overall encounters had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the past ten meetings had three or more goals.
- The last two clashes at this venue had a total of 13 goals between them.
- The visitors had scored three or more goals in five of the former seven match-ups at this ground.
Coventry vs Bristol City Prediction
The Sky Blues lost 3-0 on the road the last match-day, against QPR. In the meantime, Nigel Pearson’s men lost 0-2 at home the past game week, against Stoke.
Going on, Robins’s men were winless in 17 of their past 21 overall matches, and they had conceded two or more goals in three of their former five fixtures.
They have also won just thrice at home since the first week of December, and two of these victories had come against Wycombe, and Sheffield Wednesday – the teams placed in the bottom-most two positions in the table.
On the other hand, their opposite number had lost 11 of their previous 15 overall games, and they had conceded two or more goals in nine of their former fourteen match-ups. Moreover, they have a total of just five clean sheets on the road since July of 2020.
And finally, majority of h2h meetings over the years have had goals in huge numbers.
For the reasons, expect a high-scoring thriller this Monday at the St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Coventry vs Bristol City Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.25 (5/4).