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Coventry vs Leicester: Betting Tips, Prediction & Match Preview


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.

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.

Coventry vs Leicester Team News

Coventry Team News

Mark Robins was able to rotate his team this weekend in the FA Cup. The likes of Jay Dasilva, Jamie Allen, Matt Godden and Fabio Tavares were all able to make substitute appearances and have some rest before this weekend’s clash. Robins may also get a boost with the possible return of Liam Kitching to the matchday squad.

Leicester Team News

Maresca, on the other hand, has some big injuries to manage. Wilfred Ndidi has had to pull out of Nigeria’s squad for the African Cup of Nations and may be out for up to three months. This means Ndidi joins the likes of Jamie Vardy, Kasey McAteer, Dennis Praet and Kelechi Iheanacho on the sidelines.

Form Guide

In their last five games in all competitions, Coventry have four wins and one draw.

Coventry travelled to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland in late December. Despite having just 40% of the possession, and half the amount of shots Sunderland had, The Sky Blues came out on top. Tatsuhiro Sakamoto opened the scoring for Coventry in the added time of the first half and Callum O’Hare and Kasey Palmer both scored in the second half to give Coventry the 3 - 0 win.

Both sides went down to ten men in the clash against Sheffield Wednesday. Sakamoto was the star for Coventry, scoring in both halves in a 2 - 0 win for Coventry, despite The Sky Blues managing just two shots on target. Kitching and Bambo Diaby were both sent off in the 96th minute as both sides saw the full-time whistle with ten men.

Liam Walsh opened the scoring for Swansea in the seventh minute, but Haji Wright equalised within three minutes to make it level at halftime. Elis Simms then gave Coventry the lead, but Liam Cullen popped up with a goal in the 93rd minute to make it 2 - 2 at full-time.

Coventry were back to winning ways against Middlesbrough. Josh Coburn gave Middlesbrough the lead, but Sakamoto’s first goal levelled it before halftime. His second goal and a goal from Wright then secured the 3 - 1 win for Coventry.

The last time out for Coventry was against League One Oxford United in the Third Round of the FA Cup. Joel Latibeaudiere, Ben Sheaf, Palmer and O’Hare all scored along with a brace from Godden to give Coventry the 6 - 2 win.

In their last five games in all competitions, Leicester have four wins and a draw.

The clash against Rotherham saw Leicester register 24 shots in comparison to Rotherham’s two shots, with Patson Daka grabbing a brace and Cesare Casadei grabbing his second goal of the season in the 3 - 0 win.

First and second faced off with Leicester taking on Ipswich. Stephy Mavididi opened the scoring in the first half, but a 93rd-minute equaliser from Sam Morsy grabbed an earned 1 - 1 draw for Ipswich, who had 14 more shots than Leicester.

Leicester bounced back to winning ways next time out against Cardiff City. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall grabbed the opening goal in the 18th minute and James Justin doubled the lead in the second half to give Leicester the 2 - 0 and all three points.

The Foxes completely dominated Huddersfield, with 75% of the possession and 19 shots. Though Michal Helik did get on the scoresheet for Huddersfield, a brace from Tom Cannon and goals from Ricardo Pereira and Mavididi gave Leicester a big 4 - 1 win.

The most recent outing for Leicester was an all Championship clash in the Third Round of the FA Cup against Millwall. Casadei opened the scoring for Leicester and Pereira doubled The Foxes’ lead before halftime. Duncan Watmore got Millwall into the game, but a goal from Cannon meant Leicester restored their two-goal cushion. Zian Flemming’s goal was just a little too late for Millwall as Leicester took home a 3 - 2 win.

Footy Accumulators Prediction

Header logoChampionship

PosClubPWDLGDPTS
8
Team logoPreston
3415712-552
9
Team logoCoventry
35131210+1051
10
Team logoSunderland
3414515+747
Last updated 02/03/2024

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