Coventry vs Bristol Rovers
England – FA Cup
Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium (Birmingham).
Home advantage and superiority in current form pick out Coventry as the favorite for this game. However, after the 2-2 draw in the first leg, the Rovers do believe in their ability, and will try their best to deliver some damage.
Coventry vs Bristol Rovers Head-to-head (h2h)
- The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw, for which Bristol played the hosts.
- Disregarding a friendly in 2014, every single encounter this decade has seen the team at home remaining unbeaten.
- Coventry scored two or more goals in the previous two fixtures.
- The Rovers are yet to find the back of the net at this venue in the past ten years.
Coventry vs Bristol Rovers Prediction
The Rovers had gotten a dream start in the first leg, as they found the back of the net in the 6th minute itself. Coupled with the home advantage, it seemed as if they were on course to the fourth round.
However, Coventry equalized late in the second half. Bristol did take the lead once again shortly, but their own goal in the second half proved to be their undoing. Thus the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
This Tuesday, the upper hand resides with Coventry. The first reason would be their home advantage. This is the crucial deciding leg of a cup competition, and the familiarity of the pitch plus the support of the crowd will definitely be positive reinforcements.
On top of that, current-form wise, Coventry are once again the favorite. They are unbeaten in their last five fixtures (of which three were wins), and remained unbeaten in an impressive 30 of their last 35 match-ups.
At home, they are on a streak of eight invincible games, and have lost just once in their previous twenty-one appearances here. On the other hand, the Rovers are winless in their previous seven straight match-ups, and in their prior two games on the road.
Moreover, in h2h clashes, Coventry have marked clear dominance over the years. They were unbeaten in four of the last five such clashes, and at this venue, they hold a 100% unbeaten record in such matches this past ten years.
In fact, at this venue, disregarding a single goalless draw, Coventry hold a 100% winning record in such meetings, and most importantly, are yet to concede a goal this whole decade.
Considering these findings, it’s deduced that Coventry should make the most of this home game, and secure progression to the fourth round via a win.
Coventry vs Bristol Rovers Betting Tips
To Win: Coventry @ 1.60 (3/5)
Coventry 0, -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).