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            Coventry City vs. Middlesbrough Prediction, Tips & Stats

            We have a repeat of last season's EFL Championship play-off semi-final this weekend as Coventry City face Middlesbrough on Saturday.

            Coventry City currently sit 16th in the Championship having lost their first game of the season.

            Last season's losing play-off finalists, Coventry were handed one of the tougher assignments on the opening day of the campaign as they faced newly relegated, and title favourites, Leicester City away from home.

            Despite entering the game as underdogs, Coventry will be mightily disappointed with how the game panned out having clearly enjoyed the better of the balance of play while still coming out on the losing end.

            Coventry took a deserved lead early in the second half thanks to a Kyle McFadzean header from a corner but a late brace from Kieran Dewsbury-Hall nicked all three points for The Foxes.

            Coventry will feel they should have scored three or four goals based on the balance of play and will be kicking themself for leaving the King Power Stadium empty handed.

            Still, there are positives that can be taken from the game considering how well they performed against the ostensible title favourites and if it is indeed the case that Leicester are the best side in the league Coventry can take confidence from the fact they demonstrated they are, at the very least, on the same level.

            However, Coventry - albeit much-changed - followed up the defeat to Leicester with a very disappointing 2-1 defeat away at League Two side AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.

            While many changes had been made, star man Gustavo Hamer was in the starting XI alongside the likes of Matt Godden, Haji Wright and Joel Latibeaudiere so manager Mark Robins will be somewhat concerned at his side's inability to finish off a much weaker opponent.

            Nevertheless it's early days in the 2023/24 season and Coventry will still feel in good enough shape to mount a serious promotion push this year.

            It's important they rebound from successive defeats with a positive result here and they'll feel confident of delivering all three points in front of their own fans here.

            Middlesbrough currently sit 21st in the Championship after losing their first game of the season.

            Middlesbrough fell to a very disappointing opening day defeat at home to Millwall as teenager Romain Esse sealed all three points for the visiting Lions in a 1-0 victory.

            Boro entered this season as one of the favourites for a top six finish but their chances were always debatable with many questions surrounding their squad construction.

            For starters, some of Boro's biggest contributors in last season's play-off run were loanees that the club were unable to retain, names including Cameron Archer, who notched 11 goals and 6 assists in less than half a season, and Ryan Giles, who provided 12 assists.

            Boro have been busy in the transfer window this summer to try and compensate for those losses but there's currently a huge cloud hanging over Middlesbrough's head regarding the future of top scorer Chuba Akpom.

            Akpom is in the last year of his contract at Middlesbrough and if reports are to be believed he would like to depart The Riverside this summer.

            Akpom was an unused substitute against Millwall and was not in the match day squad for Boro's 3-2 win over Huddersfield in the EFL Cup in midweek so where he'll be playing his football come September remains a mystery.

            Regardless, it's highly unlikely that Boro will be able to replace his output should he leave so ambitions for the Teessiders are still very much calibrating.

            The aforementioned win over Huddersfield in the EFL Cup in midweek should give them some confidence ahead of a huge game here and if they can manage to take three points off Coventry it will well and truly kickstart their league campaign.

            Boro will very much be after revenge after losing to Coventry in last year's play-off semi-final and considering how close those two games were last season expect this one to be another competitive affair.

            For our Coventry vs. Middlesbrough prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.

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            Coventry Team News

            Jamie Allen, Callum O'Hare and Fabio Tavares are all set to be absent for the home side.

            Reports emerged on Friday confirming that Gustavo Hamer is set to sign for Sheffield United on a permanent basis in what is a monumental blow to The Sky Blues' promotion chances.

            Middlesbrough Team News

            Manager Michael Carrick could make a couple of changes to the XI that started the defeat against Millwall with Isaiah Jones hoping for a place in the starting XI.

            Summer signing Rav van den Berg also played well in midweek and will hope to feature here too, but Chuba Akpom will most certainly not play here either.

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