Coventry City host Watford at the Coventry Building Society Arena this weekend. Both sides have a win under their belt, but with aspirations of the Play-offs, both Coventry and Watford will be desperate for another win.
Coventry currently sit 12th in the Championship after four games. The Sky Blues have one win, two draws, one loss and five points thus far. However, of the three teams on an equal five points, Coventry have the superior goal difference of two.
The Sky Blues hosted Leicester City in their first game back in the Championship. Coventry took the lead through a Kyle McFadzean early in the second half, but a double from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall gave The Foxes the 2 - 1 win. However, on their home debut for the season, Coventry took a convincing win against Middlesbrough. Matt Godden, Haji Wright and a Darragh Lenihan own goal gave The Sky Blues the 3 - 0 win. Once again Godden was on the scoresheet against Swansea, but his goal wasn’t enough as Jerry Yates scored to tie it at 1 - 1.
Coventry’s most recent outing came against Sunderland where despite managing six shots on target, The Sky Blues ended the game with a point as they drew 0 - 0. Coventry are also without midweek action after their 2 - 1 loss to Wimbledon in the First Round of the League Cup.
Watford find themselves three spots down from their opponents this weekend in 15th. The Hornets have one win, one draw and two losses in four games, leaving them on four points. Like Coventry, Watford sit top of the pile of those on four points, with a goal difference of two and only two goals conceded, the joint best in the league.
The Hornets’ opening weekend couldn’t have gone better than the visit from QPR. Tom Dele-Bashiru, Imran Louza, Matheus Martins and Vakoun Issouf Bayo all scored in the first half to give Watford the 4 - 0 win. Next was a visit from new boys Plymouth Argyle. Despite having 21 shots, only three were on target as The Hornets played out a 0 - 0 draw. The first away trip of the season was to Stoke where Watford would be handed their first loss of the season. A goal from Andre Vidigal gave Stoke the 1 - 0 win and all three points.
Watford’s last time out came against Blackburn where Ryan Hedges grabbed the only goal in the 1 - 0 win late on. The Hornets had no midweek involvement as they suffered a 4 - 3 penalty shootout loss in the First Round against Stevenage.
Coventry and Watford have met 97 times professionally with the first meeting coming back in 1908. Watford have the better track record in the fixture with 42 wins in comparison to Coventry’s 37 wins. The other 18 encounters ended in draws, with one of those draws coming in the last meeting between the two sides. Back in April Coventry hosted Watford in a 2 - 2 draw.
In the last five games there have been two Watford wins, two draws and one Coventry win.
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