The Sky Blues host Norwich this weekend, where they will be looking to win their third game in a row. The Canaries have won the last four encounters between the two clubs and they will be desperate to continue that record.
Coventry suffered heartbreak in the playoff final last season and it seems that the impact of that defeat and losing their two key players, has rolled over into the new season. A common occurrence for Mark Robins’ side has been drawing matches and they’ve even drew four games in a row this season. The Sky Blues have been successful in front of goal, scoring 1.6 goals per game and they are also yet to taste defeat at home this season.
Last time out, Coventry narrowly beat Blackburn Rovers at home. The tie was rather end to end, with both teams registering 14 shots, however the first and only goal of the game was scored by super sub, Haji Wright, in the 85th minute. Robin’s team only had 35% possession at home, but their counter attacking game plan was eventually a success.
Unlike their opponents this weekend, Norwich seem to have been almost all or nothing this season, only drawing once in ten games. This lack of consistency has stemmed from their fluid attack and their vulnerable backline; however they have won five games, which puts them in 7th place. 75% of their defeats this season have come on the road, therefore David Wagner will be desperate to pick up three points this weekend.
Their latest defeat whilst travelling occurred this week, when they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Swansea. The hosts took the lead in the third minute, but Gabriel Sara scored in back to back games to equalise in the 22nd minute. The match could be likened to a tennis match and both sides had plenty of opportunities, but the Swans deservedly scored the winner in the 83rd minute.
In theory, we should see the two sides have opportunities to win the game and both teams will likely get on the scoresheet. Coventry are strong at home and Norwich are poor on the road, but this game has a draw written all over it.
The final prediction is Coventry 1-1 Norwich.