Coventry vs Shrewsbury
English League One
Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Ricoh Arena (Coventry).
Matchday No 45 will be closed with the clash between Coventry City and Shrewsbury Town on Sunday afternoon at Ricoh Arena.
The hosts only have theoretical chances of clinching the 6th place in remaining two rounds. They are five points short of Doncaster Rovers in sixth place and need a miracle to overtake them with just two games left to play.
Nevertheless, the Sky Blues will no doubts be motivated to give them home crowd a victorious farewell from the season in the last game of the campaign at Ricoh Arena. The hosts ended a two-win thread with a 2-1 defeat away at 3rd-placed Portsmouth last weekend.
Monday’s loss at Fratton Park practically destroyed team’s ambitions of catching the promotional play-offs.
On the other hand, Coventry City kept their net untouched in last two home outings in the league and they previously notched seven goals in back-to-back wins over Sunderland and Bradford City.
Such form makes them favourites here against the Shrews, but can the hosts justify the tag on the pitch?
Coventry vs Shrewsbury: Head-to-head
The Sky Blues are playing against the head to head tradition here as well.
They won just and lost five of ten clashes against Shrewsbury Town so far.
The Shrews head into this unbeaten in last five ties against Coventry City, a streak which includes two wins in last two H2H encounters.
Coventry vs Shrewsbury: Prediction
The visitors had a subpar campaign in this term of League One. They complicated the situation in the battle for avoiding relegation with consecutive defeats to Barnsley and Oxford United in last two rounds. Sam Ricketts’ men allowed as many as five goals in these two defeats.
This will be the music to the ears of Coventry’s forwards who have been in fairly good touch lately. The Sky Blues bagged five goals in a crazy 4-5 away win at fourth-placed Sunderland earlier this month. Home win is well worth backing at 2.37 odds in spite of the mentioned head to head statistics.
Coventry vs Shrewsbury: Bet Tips
Coventry City to win @ 2.37 (11/8)
Coventry Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.37 (11/8).