With both Coventry and Watford starting off the season in rather stuttering fashion, the contest between the two sides at the Ricoh Arena will be an interesting one. Both teams will see it as an opportunity to pick up much-needed points in a game that could be hotly contested.
Odds in bwin’s 3Way football betting market see Coventry at 3/2 to secure a victory, which appears to be good value for the home side. A draw is available at 23/10 and if you fancy Watford to edge an away win, you can get a price of 33/20.
Coventry go into Saturday’s game off the back of three straight defeats to Leicester, Birmingham and most recently Crystal Palace. However, this does not tell the whole story as their matches have been relatively close, with Palace snatching a dramatic win over Andy Thorn’s side after two goals in injury time, along with their first two league games also only being settled by one goal.
Watford, on the other hand, were thumped 4-0 at home by West Ham in midweek, with only a score draw against Burnley and a 1-0 loss to Derby to show for their efforts before this. However, the 2-2 result they secured at Turf Moor does show anyone interested in betting on Watford that they can get a result away from home.
That being said, the last time these sides met at the Ricoh last season, Coventry came out 2-0 winners. Anyone looking to bet on the same scoreline this time around can get odds of 23/2.
Another good option may be the over 2.5 goals in the secondhalf market, as all but one of the league goals scored by both teams this season have arrived after the interval. You can get a good price of 31/10 on this outcome and anyone using their £25 free bet for joining bwin.com to back it would win £102.50 if it comes in.
While both teams will be lacking in confidence, it seems fair to suggest that Watford, in particular, will be shell-shocked after their drubbing at the hands of the Hammers. With that in mind, betting on Coventry to win by more than one goal – the 0-1 handicap in favour of the Hornets is priced at 15/4 – could offer more value for punters who believe the Sky Blues will finally get off the mark in style tomorrow.
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