Ipswich have won just one of their four home games in league and cup competitions so far this season and that one victory came courtesy of an injury-time winner from Keith Andrews against ten-man Leeds United.
But they will be boosted by a look at the history books ahead of their crunch clash with Coventry City. Monday’s opponents have faced each other 21 times since the turn of the century and Coventry have only managed three victories during that time, although one of those did come at Portman Road last season.
Although both sides have had a difficult start to the campaign, City are unbeaten in three and grabbed their first three points of the season last weekend at home to Derby County.
Despite their run of five points from three games, Coventry are outsiders to triumph at 5/2, with the hosts priced as 21/20 favourites and the draw available at 9/4.
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In all those meetings between the sides since 2000, there have only been two occasions when one side has drawn a blank in front of goal, with Coventry failing to score in either of the Premier League clashes in the 2000-01 season.
With this in mind, betting on both teams to score on the night could attract plenty of interest at odds of 67/100.
But Sky Blues manager Andy Thorn will be hoping that his team can ignore the history books and deny their hosts for the full 90 minutes this time around. He will be buoyed by the fact that they have the joint second-best defensive record in the league thus far.
Despite their resolute back line, the away side have scored just four league goals in their six matches to date, so the best odds are for Coventry to come away from Suffolk with a 1-0 win at 19/2.
For Paul Jewell’s Ipswich to win by a similar scoreline is priced at 13/2, although the 1981 UEFA Cup winners have failed to keep a clean sheet since the opening day of the season against Bristol City, so perhaps a 2-1 success looks more likely at 31/4.
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