Rochdale vs Coventry Prediction & Match Preview

Rochdale vs Coventry
England League 1
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Spotland Stadium (Rochdale)

With Rochdale sporting one of the worst home statistics in the cluster, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of the in-form Coventry, this weekend.

Rochdale vs Coventry Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash witnessed Coventry post a 2-1 victory.
  • All but one of their past five meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together just twice in their previous eight encounters.
  • Only one of their last ten fixtures have ended as a stalemate.
  • Coventry have registered the win thrice in their past eleven games. (W-3, D-3, L-5)

Rochdale vs Coventry Prediction

Rochdale slumped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat last week against Sunderland on the road. The hosts hardly made an impact in that latter clash, in all honesty, and had conceded all three goals within the opening thirty minutes.

Disappointingly, the home team have also come out on top in just one of their past six fixtures on the trot. As of now, Rochdale are deservedly dwelling in the bottom half of the ladder and are just ten points shy of falling into the relegation zone too.

In sharp contrast, Coventry are currently playing second fiddle to Rotherham at the top of the table, albeit on goal difference. The guests are in fine form at the moment and have secured maximum points from their last four games.

Their most recent clash, in particular, saw the visitors breeze past Southend with a 2-0 scorecard. It is also worth mentioning that the dearth of home advantage has hardly been a bother for Coventry this season.

Impressively, the guests are unbeaten in their previous seven outings and have dropped points just once in the process. On the other hand, Rochdale have been hot and cold at home so far.

Miserably, they have just two wins to boast from their last seven League One games here. Taking into account that it was also the visitors who secured the bragging rights in their previous meeting at this stadium, a defeat is certainly looming large for Rochdale in this one.

Furthermore, Coventry have been struggling to keep a clean sheet on the road. In fact, they have conceded a goal or more in six of their last nine outings in the third division.

Meanwhile, Rochdale have consistently found the back of the net in each of their past five games on home soil. Given that the reverse fixture of this clash also witnessed both teams get their names on the scoresheet together, expect Rochdale to bag no more than a consolation goal come Saturday.

Rochdale vs Coventry Betting tips

  • Coventry to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).