Coventry City vs West BromEngland Championship, KO: 20:00 Oct 30, 2023, Coventry Building Society Arena
Coventry City will be aiming to avoid a third straight defeat when they host West Brom in a Monday night Championship fixture. The hosts have been plagued by too many draws lately, especially at home and with West Brom not particularly convincing on their travels, a share of the spoils could be on the cards.
It has been a difficult campaign for Coventry City, who are struggling to replicate last season’s performance where they reached the playoff finals. They are currently in the bottom half of the standings and are just six points above the relegation zone.
Things have been particularly tough for Coventry City in recent weeks as they are winless in their last three matches. Mark Robbins’ men are currently on a two match losing run and were beaten 2-0 by Rotherham United in their previous Championship fixture.
The Coventry Building Society Arena has been a refuge for Coventry City in the midst of their problems as they are yet to taste defeat at home. However, they have drawn four of their last five matches in front of their fans, keeping just one clean sheet in the last four in that run.
It is a testament to how close things are in the Championship that there are just five points between Coventry City way down the table and West Brom, who are challenging for the playoffs. The Baggies are sixth on the table having suffered just one win in their last eight across all competitions.
West Brom travel to Coventry off the back of a 2-0 victory over QPR in their previous Championship fixture. After a closely fought first half, they came to life following a red card to the visitors with goals from Brandon Thomas-Assante and Grady Diangana earning them the win.
The Baggies also have the draw problem as they have been held three times in their last five away matches. However, Carlos Corberan’s men were beaten 3-1 by Birmingham City in their last fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
Coventry City have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 11/8 by bet365 to claim the win. Bet365 is also offering 5/2 for a West Brom win while a draw is set at odds of 23/20 by Paddy Power.
Head to head
West Brom have a 25-12 advantage with 12 draws from 49 previous matches against Coventry City. The wins were shared last season with both teams claiming 1-0 victories in their home fixture.
Players to watch
Matthew Godden is the leading scorer for Coventry City with five goals and could be the one to watch on Monday. The forward is priced at 23/10 by Paddy Power to get on the score sheet.
West Brom have spread their goals across the team but Brandon Thomas-Assante is often involved in most of their attacking plays. The forward was on target in the win over QPR and is priced at 14/5 by BetVictor to get on the score sheet on Monday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Coventry City and West Brom have the quality to find their way to goal and given their defensive frailties, both teams could be backed to score at 5/6 with bet365. The Baggies saw over 3.5 goals in their previous away fixture and a repeat is priced at 3/1 with bet365 while over 2.5 goals is valued at 11/10 by BetVictor.
Both teams saw more goals after the break in their previous Championship fixtures and could be set for a similar pattern at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
This England Championship match between Coventry City and West Brom will be played on Oct 30, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Coventry City vs West Brom prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.