Derby County vs Coventry Prediction and Match Preview

Derby County vs Coventry Championship Prediction by LeagueLane

Derby County vs Coventry
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 19 March 2022
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Pride Park.

Derby continue to deal with the consequences of the 21-point deduction by the league earlier in the season. They are now placed 23rd in a table of 24, and they need a surplus of seven points to climb over the cut-off.

And they have just eight fixtures remaining, while teams just above them have games in hand.

Thus, it goes without saying that the team is under massive pressure, and they are desperate for a win. A draw at this point is totally useless to them.

Coventry, who are going after a top-six finish, will try to make good use of this fact. They have a fixture in hand, and they need a surplus of just five points to climb level with the sixth-placed squad.

Moreover, they also have a good h2h record against this rival over the years.

Judging these observations, expect a win for Coventry this weekend at the Pride Park.

Derby County vs Coventry Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest clash had ended in a 1-0 win for Coventry.
  • The last they lost against this opponent was back in 2012.
  • Eight of the past nine meetings at this ground had goals from both teams.
  • Three of the preceding five match-ups at this ground had three or more goals.

Derby County vs Coventry Prediction & Analysis

Derby lost 3-1 on the road the last match-day, against Blackburn. They had lost five of their past six overall fixtures, and they had also remained winless in 11 of their preceding 15 games.

Do also note that they have conceded a total of five goals from the past two fixtures alone.

On the other hand, Coventry registered a 4-1 win at home the past game week, against Sheffield United. They were also unbeaten in seven of their past ten overall fixtures, and they had won three of their past six games as well.

Moreover, they also have a dominant h2h record against this rival over the years.

Taking into account these observations, expect a win for Coventry this weekend. And considering the desperation of Derby, anticipate goals in plenty too.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Derby are one of the only two teams in the league to have lost four of the last five fixtures.
  • The last they failed to score in a home game, was back in the first week of October.
  • Meanwhile, four of the last five road games of Coventry had three or more goals.

Tips for Derby County vs Coventry

  • Draw No Bet: Coventry @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).