Coventry City are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the Championship and their bid for survival could gain momentum or be killed completely tonight as they take on in-form Millwall.
The odds aren’t exactly stacked against the Sky Blues, with a home win available at evens in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, while the draw is at 12/5 and a Lions win is priced at 5/2.
Being four points adrift of safety with only three games left is never ideal and they will be relegated this evening if they lose and Bristol City beat West Ham at Ashton Gate.
Having said that, their record at home gives them hope, having only conceded 23 goals and lost on just six occasions.
Andy Thorn’s men have managed to score at least once in each of their last ten home games, so they look a short-priced banker at 13/50 to at least get on the scoresheet again this evening.
Millwall would be just outside the play-offs if all games had finished at half-time, while no team has managed fewer than Coventry’ 13 goals prior to the interval.
Millwall, meanwhile, have managed to turn their fortunes around to avoid a relegation fight late in the season.
In fact, the Lions are the most in-form side in the Championship apart from leaders Reading, gaining 13 points from an available 18 in their last six games.
They also would be just outside the play-offs if all games had finished at half-time, while no team has managed fewer than Coventry’ 13 goals prior to the interval.
With that in mind, backing the Londoners to win the first half looks a cracking punt at odds of 3/1 and would return £100 for anyone successfully backing it with their free £25 upon registering with bwin.
Alternatively, since it’s getting near to the end of the season, why not have a couple of cheeky quid on a related long shot?
With Coventry fighting for survival and Millwall likely to get off to a good start, a price of 33/1 on Millwall/Coventry in the half-time/full-time market must be worth a look.
A home win of that nature still might not be good enough to ultimately keep Coventry afloat, but it would at least take the fight to the final two games of the season.
Recommended bet: Millwall to win the first half @ 3/1
Outside punt: Millwall/Coventry in the HT/FT market @ 33/1
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