Notts County vs Coventry City
English League Two
Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Meadow Lane Stadium, Nottingham.
Mark McNulty bagged the last-gasp equalizer in the first leg at Ricoh Arena leaving Coventry City alive ahead of the reverse fixture on Friday evening in Nottinghamshire. The Magpies are no doubts in a huge advantage with the 1-1 scoreline from the first leg going highly in their favour, but they still need to work hard in order to book a place in the final at Wembley.
The Sky Blues still have the capacity of producing two or more goals against any side in the competition as Maxime Biamou proved out to be an excellent match for a predator such as Mark McNulty. This duo has done a magnificent job in the second half of the season and we can definitely expect them to be dangerous at Meadow Lane.
Notts County vs Coventry City: Head-to-head
The hosts will fancy their chances dramatically knowing they have a way better head to head record in home matches with Coventry City.
Notts County won six and drew two of eight home outings against the Sky Blues who are yet to clinch their maiden victory at Meadow Lane.
Interestingly, both teams scored in only two of last seven head to head encounters between the two sides.
Notts County vs Coventry City: Prediction
Meadow Lane has been a real fortress for most of the teams in this term of the League Two season. Notts County did not lose a single of last nine home meetings and a goalless draw would push them through to the promotional final, meaning we don’t expect Kevin Nolan to risk out with the attacking formation here.
The hosts will want to keep things tight at the back here and that’s what they’ve done well lately in front of the home fans. The Magpies conceded only two goals in last four matches on the home patch. This, combined with the huge importance of the game, makes the Under 2.5 goals FT the standout pick at the odds of 1.75.
As there is no true favourite ahead of the second leg tie, we’ll alternatively go with the draw chasing the 3.25 longshot.
Notts County vs Coventry City: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75
Draw @ 3.25.