Doncaster vs Coventry Prediction & Match Preview

Doncaster vs Coventry
England League One
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster).

Doncaster have been steadily climbing up the ladder over the past three weeks. With Coventry coping poorly in their previous visits here, the visitors are well in line to drop points on Saturday.

Doncaster vs Coventry Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash finished in a 1-1 draw.
  • Three of their previous five games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their past seven meetings.
  • Two of their last ten fixtures have ended as a tie.
  • Coventry have registered the win thrice in their previous ten matchups. (W-3, D-2, L-5)

Doncaster vs Coventry Prediction

Doncaster have been tasting nothing but success in their past three games in the League One. Their most recent clash, in particular, saw them pull off a comfortable 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers on the road.

The hosts were much the better side in that latter matchup and effortlessly kept their foes at bay throughout the ninety minutes.

It is also worth mentioning that the home team have been at the losing end just once in their past six games in the third division. With thirty-seven points to their name, Doncaster are currently sitting ninth on the table, just four points adrift of their counterparts for the weekend.

Coventry, on the other hand, shared the spoils with the struggling MK Dons last week at home.  It took the visitors less than a minute to break the deadlock in that latter matchup. However, they were found napping, late into the second half, and subsequently succumbed to an equalizer in the final quarter of the game.

Furthermore, Coventry have not been able to extend their positive form at home, into their outings, this term. Disappointingly, they have come away with the win just twice so far.

Meanwhile, the hosts have admitted defeat in just one of their last five games here. Taking into account that they have been securing the bragging rights in each of their previous three meetings with this foe at home as well, Coventry’s chances of pulling off a win are evidently looking bleak.

Be that as it may, the visitors have salvaged a point at the least in seven of their last eleven outings. Considering that their reverse fixture had also ended as a tie, the safest punt in this one would have to be a double chance.

Additionally, Doncaster have been solid at the back, as of late. The fact that they have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two games here, certainly speaks for itself.

Moreover, all but one of their previous eight h2h meetings at this stadium have featured no more than a goal or two at the most on the final scorecards. As such, expect goals to be hard to come by this weekend.

Doncaster vs Coventry Betting tips

  • Double chance: Doncaster or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).