Coventry City need to start picking up points, it is as simple as that. The Championship’s bottom club are seven points from safety and their mini-revival between Christmas and New Year seems well in the past.
Since picking up consecutive home wins over Bristol City and Brighton, they have gone on to lose the next three (two 1-0 away defeats to Derby and West Ham and a home FA Cup defeat by Southampton).
The Sky Blues have failed to find the net in four of their last six Championship matches and Bwin offer 29/20 that they fail to score in this one (and 12/25 that they do).
Middlesbrough were beaten by Burnley last weekend to extend their run of league games without a win to three, leaving them in fourth place and five points off the automatic promotion places.
A heavy defeat to Blackpool at the start of the month was the first time in five matches they had failed to score on the road and bwin go 23/10 they fail to score here.
With Boro’s sticky run in mind, if there was ever a time to back against the favourite it could be now.
Both teams to score is available at 91/100, but given the barren spells these two have experienced of late, this is certainly one odds-on shot to avoid.
Coventry won those home matches against the Robins and the Seagulls to nil and with Boro’s sticky run in mind, if there was ever a time to back against the favourite it could be now.
Middlesbrough are too much of a risk at 23/20 in bwin’s 3Way football betting market and given Coventry’s encouraging recent home record, there may be a bit of value in backing them at 12/5, while the draw is at 21/10.
The Sky Blues are a bit of a loose cannon but the 4/1 about them winning to nil could also prove prosperous.
For a safer option, there are a couple of alternatives you could consider. You can back the final result to be a draw or a Coventry win at 13/20, but I’ll be backing a Coventry win in the 2Way special market (stake returned if the match ends in a draw) at 27/20.
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