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Date: 2nd September 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Coventry Building Society Arena
Coventry to win
Under 2.5 goals
1-0 to Coventry
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
Coventry vs Watford: Top free betting tips
On the back of consecutive draws, Watford faces the challenge of Watford in the fifth round of the EFL Championship on Saturday, 2 September. The Hornets, on the other hand, have tasted successive defeats against Blackburn and Stoke City.
Match result prediction: Coventry to win
Coventry City are undefeated in the last three matches but won only one against Middlesbrough. However, the Sky Blues have registered three victories in the last six matches at Coventry Building Society Arena, losing just one against Luton Town. On the other hand, Watford has not won a single Championship game away from Vicarage Road since the mid of January 2023. Additionally, Coventry have gone undefeated in the last four home H2Hs against Watford, winning one of them. Given these numbers, we back Coventry to have the upper hand in this game.
Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Three of the last four H2H meetings between these two sides have finished with Under 2.5 Goals. Coventry City have found the back of the net five times in the opening four games in the EFL Championship. But Watford have failed to score a single goal in the last three fixtures in the league. Additionally, Coventry has also secured two clean sheets in the same number of league games. Therefore, a total of Under 2.5 Goals will be our second pick for this game.
Correct score prediction: 1-0 to Coventry
Watford’s front line has been dismal recently as they have been unable to rattle the net in the last three matches. However, the Hornets have conceded just one goal in two games in that duration, keeping one clean sheet. On the other hand, Coventry City have also scored just one goal in three of the recent five matches in the Championship and EFL Cup. Defensively, the Sky Blues claimed four clean sheets in the same number of matches at Coventry Building Society Arena. Hence, we expect a narrow lead of 1-0 for Coventry at the end of the ninety minutes in this game.
Coventry vs Watford: Form, recent games, and news
Coventry City welcomed Sunderland in the last game and witnessed a goalless draw. The Sky Blues started their season with a defeat against Leicester but managed a victory and two draws in the following rounds. The team’s preparation is slightly hindered by an injury-related absence of Callum O’Hare.
The Hornets hosted Blackburn Rovers in the previous fixture and faced consecutive defeat with a narrow 0-1 scoreline. Ryan Hedges proved the man of the hour for the Rovers by scoring the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute. Having an ideal training regimen, Watford will be keen to mount a comeback in the fifth round of the EFL Championship.
FAQs regarding Coventry vs Watford
Who is the referee for this match? David Webb.
Who is the Coventry player to watch? Matthew Godden.
What was the last Head to Head result? 2-2 Draw.