Coventry City vs Huddersfield TownEngland Championship, KO: 20:00 Sep 25, 2023, Coventry Building Society Arena
Coventry City host Huddersfield Town in a Monday night Championship fixture. Separated by a point, they look evenly matched at the moment and could be set for a closely fought encounter.
After reaching the playoff final last term, Coventry City would have been expecting to be in the mix this time around. However, they have failed to match last season’s levels so far, claiming just one win from seven Championship matches.
Coventry City head into Monday’s clash off the back of a 3-2 defeat at Cardiff City in their previous Championship fixture. Matthew Godden netted a brace as they fell just short of completing a comeback.
The problem for Coventry City is that they have been plagued by too many draws having been held four times already this season. Another issue is their vulnerable defence as Mark Robbins’ men have conceded in their last three matches and played out a 3-3 in their previous home fixture.
Huddersfield Town have not fared much better than Coventry City as they are only one point above their hosts. They have claimed just two wins in seven Championship matches but head into Monday’s clash unbeaten in their last three fixtures.
The Terriers are coming off a 2-2 draw with Stoke City last time out in the Championship with Matthew Godden netting a brace. That was the final match in charge for manager Neil Warnock, with Darren Moore the new man at the helm.
One similarity with Coventry City is that Huddersfield Town have also struggled to maintain their discipline at the back. They have kept just one clean sheet across all competitions this season, conceding five goals in the last three away matches.
How the bookies view it
Coventry have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 17/20 by Coral to claim the win. A victory for Huddersfield Town is valued at 10/3 by Paddy Power, who is also offering odds of 27/10 for a draw.
Head to head
Coventry City have a 4-2 advantage with four draws from 10 previous matches against Huddersfield Town. The Sky Blues did the double last season, claiming a 2-0 victory at the Coventry Building Society Arena before running out 4-0 winners in the reverse fixture March.
Players to watch
Matthew Godden has been the standout player for Coventry City this season and has already scored six goals across all competitions. The forward is priced at 9/5 by Paddy Power to find the net on Monday.
Jack Rudoni has also impressed for Huddersfield this season and could be worth keeping an eye on. The midfielder has two goals in his last three matches and is priced at 7/1 by William Hill to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
Coventry City and Huddersfield Town both saw over 3.5 goals in their respective fixtures last time out and a repeat is priced at 11/5 by BetVictor. Over 2.5 goals can also be considered at 10/11 with bet365 while 10bet is offering odds of 3/4 on both teams to score.
With a closely fought encounter expected on Monday, a halftime draw could also be a smart pick at 5/4 with bet365.
This England Championship match between Coventry City and Huddersfield Town will be played on Sep 25, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Coventry City vs Huddersfield Town prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.