After a difficult start to their season, Coventry will be aiming to return to winning ways as they host Huddersfield Town at the Coventry Building society Arena on Monday evening, in Darren Moore’s first game at the helm of Huddersfield.
The Sky Blues currently find themselves in 17th position in the table, having picked up seven points from their opening seven league games. This has come following one win, four draws and two defeats from their opening seven championship games.
Coventry featured in midweek Championship action as they travelled to face Cardiff City. Goals from Dimitrios Goutas, Karlan Grant and Kion Etete wrapped up the points for Cardiff, despite a brace from Matty Godden.
Following the departure of Neil Warnock on Wednesday, Darren Moore has been appointed the head coach of Huddersfield after he led Sheffield Wednesday to the Championship last season. The departure of Neil Warnock comes as no surprise as he initially only signed a short-term one year contract.
Warnock departed Huddersfield following a 2-2 draw against Stoke on Wednesday evening. Town opened and closed the scoring this evening through Matty Pearson and Jack Rudoni, meaning that the points were shared at the John Smith’s Stadium for Neil Warnock’s final game as Manager of Huddersfield Town.
Darren Moore takes over with Huddersfield sitting in 16th place in the table, having gained eight points from their opening seven league games. This comes following two victories, two draws and three defeats.
Coventry City and Huddersfield Town have met 66 times in all competitions, with Coventry winning 29 games, Huddersfield winning 18, and 19 games drawn. The first meeting between the two teams was in the FA Cup in 1908, with Coventry winning 2-0.
One notable trend in the Coventry vs Huddersfield fixture is the number of low-scoring games. In the last 10 meetings between the two teams, only two games have had more than three goals scored.
These sides last met at the back-end of last season, where Coventry put on a dominant display which helped them on their way to the play-off final. A Viktor Gyökeres brace and goals from Gustavo Hamer and Tyler Walker completed an emphatic 4-0 victory for the Blues.
Coventry are the home favourites heading into this matchup and are currently priced @ 4/5 to win, whilst an away win for Huddersfield is currently priced @ 16/5 and a draw is @ 11/4.
We are backing Coventry to win and under 2.5 goals because of the historically low-scoring nature of this fixture paired with the home advantage that the Coventry Building Society Arena will undoubtedly give to Mark Robins’ side.