Coventry hosts Leicester at the Coventry Building Society Arena this Saturday in a big weekend of the top of the table and those in the Play-off football conversation. Both sides sit in the top half of the table, with Leicester comfortably top of the league, whereas Coventry need a big three-point haul to try and steal the sixth-place spot.
- Leicester to win @ 9/10 on Paddy Power
- Over 2.5 goals scored @ 17/20 on William Hill
- Both teams to score @ 8/11 on Paddy Power
These odds are correct as of 08/02/24 and are subject to change.
- Date: 13/01/2024
- Kick-off time: 12:30
- Location: Coventry Building Society Arena
Matchweek 26 in the Championship could see big moves in the top half of the table. Though Leicester already have a big cushion at the top, from third to tenth in the table is only split by 16 points, meaning a win this weekend could really get Coventry back in the fold of the Play-offs.
Coventry currently sit eighth in the Championship after 26 games. The Sky Blues have nine wins, ten draws and seven losses which leaves them on 37 points, three points behind Sunderland in the final Play-off place.
Despite sitting eighth, Coventry have the fifth-best defensive record with only seven losses, only 28 goals conceded, nine clean sheets and an average of one goal a game conceded. However, their attack is somewhat faltering with only 38 goals so far and an average of just one goal a game.
Leicester, on the other hand, currently sit top of the Championship. In 26 games, The Foxes have 21 wins, two draws and three losses, leaving them on 65 points, ten points ahead of nearest Ipswich Town.
Enzo Maresca’s side are far and away the best team in the league with the most goals scored, 54 so far for the campaign and an average of two goals a game, and the least amount of goals conceded with just 18 conceded, 0.69 goals conceded on average per game.
Coventry and Leicester have met 87 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1919. The Foxes have the better record in the fixture with 38 wins in comparison to Coventry’s 25 wins, with a draw nearly as common as a Coventry win, happening on 24 occasions.
In the last ten meetings between the two clubs, Coventry have won on just one occasion, this being a 1 - 0 win back in 2008. Leicester, on the other hand, have won five of the last ten meetings, but the four meetings from 2009 to 2011 were all consecutive draws.