Middlesbrough vs Coventry City
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Kick-off at 20:45 UK/ 21:45 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.
The Boro have been one of the most consistent teams in the competition this season. In fact, they have lost just once so far in their campaign, and the defeat had come against Watford – a team that’s just been demoted from the Premier League.
Meanwhile, the Sky Blues have been one of the worst in the tournament, and there’s a major reason for it as well. The team has just been promoted from the League One, and they are struggling to cope with the intense level of competition in the second tier of English football.
On top of that, Neil Warnock’s men also have a good h2h record against this opponent over the years.
Considering these factors, expect Middlesbrough to have a huge upper hand this Tuesday.
Middlesbrough vs Coventry: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Boro have recorded nine of the preceding thirteen overall wins.
- Since 2000, they have lost just twice against this rival.
- It’s been 27 years since the guests have won a game at this stadium.
- Since 1995, the visitors have scored a total of just four goals at this ground.
- Not once have the hosts failed to score at this venue in a Championship fixture.
Middlesbrough vs Coventry: Prediction
Warnock’s men were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day, by Cardiff. It was a bit unlucky for the guests, as they had led the game for majority of the time, before conceding the equalizer in the 70th minute.
In the meantime, Mark Robins’s men lost 0-4 at home the past game week, against Blackburn. An early red card completely took the home team out of the match-up.
As things stand, the Boro have the edge. They are unbeaten in their last six overall fixtures, and their only loss in the Championship in 2020-21 had come against a team that was just relegated from the top-most flight.
On the other hand, their counterparts are winless in their previous five fixtures, and they remained so in seven of their preceding eight matches as well. Do also note that they have a total of just one win away from home this season, and it had come against MK Dons, a team in the lower divisions.
In addition, Warnock’s men also have a dominant h2h record against this opponent over the years, as detailed in the above section. Taking into account all these observations, expect a winning performance from Middlesbrough this match-day.
Middlesbrough vs Coventry: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Middlesbrough @ 1.44 (4/9)
Middlesbrough to Win Either Half @ 1.50 (1/2).