Coventry City vs FulhamEnglish Championship, KO: 12:30 Oct 2, 2021, Coventry Building Society Arena
It is a battle of promotion contenders as Coventry City host Fulham in an English Championship fixture at Coventry Building Society Arena. Coventry are likely to still be shell-shocked from a disappointing midweek defeat and Fulham will fancy their chances of getting the better of their rivals.
Coventry City are coming off their worst defeat of the season as they were beaten 5-0 by Luton Town last time out in the Championship. They were shambolic at the back and offered very little going forward, finishing with just a single attempt on target.
While manager Mark Robbins will be keen to turn things around, he is likely to be worried about his team’s recent form. Although they remain fourth on the table, Coventry City have claimed just one win from their last three matches.
Another source of worry for the manager is likely to be Coventry City’s defending in recent weeks. They tend to give away chances that could be punished by ruthless teams as seen in their five goals conceded against Luton Town.
Fulham appeared back to their best in their previous Championship fixture with a 3-1 victory over Swansea City. A first half hat-trick from Aleksandar Mitrovic was enough to earn them all three points.
It was a good win for Fulham, who had stuttered slightly in recent weeks. The result means Marco Silva’s men remain in the mix for automatic promotion as they sit just two points behind leaders West Brom.
Fulham often do some decent work on the road and have been beaten just once on their travels this season. They have claimed some impressive victories away from home this term, beating Huddersfield Town 5-1 while also seeing off Birmingham City 4-1.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There are only two previous matches between Coventry City and Fulham with both matches coming in the old first division in the 60s.
Players to watch
Viktor Gyokeres is the top scorer for Coventry with seven goals in nine matches and will be the one to watch on Saturday. Unibet has the Swedish striker at 29/10 to score anytime.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has 10 goals for Fulham this season and is coming off a hat-trick last time out against Swansea City. The Serbian striker is priced at 13/10 by Unibet to find the net on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Coventry City and Fulham have shown their attacking quality this season and with neither team particularly solid at the back, BTTS could be considered at 20/23 with MansionBet. Fulham have seen over 2.5 goals in three of their last four Championship matches and a similar outcome is priced at evens with SBK.
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