Sheffield Wed vs Coventry: Match Preview and Prediction
Sheffield Wed vs Coventry: Coventry will enter today with a winning record spanning four competitions and ten consecutive games without a loss. In the last seven matches across all competitions, the Sky Blues have scored two goals or more.
Sheffield Wednesday has the third-worst Championship defense after surrendering six goals in two games. Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry, Championship teams, will play in the FA Cup’s last 16 six days after their league match. In the fourth-round match at Hillsborough on Friday night, the Owls will seek retribution for their league loss.
Coventry beat Sheffield 2-1 last Saturday to continue their fantastic run at this venue. Midfielder Ben Sheaf scored both goals in his greatest effort of the year. Six days ago, the Sky Blues had 16 shots against Hillsborough and were clearly the better team.
Following the win, Coventry had won four consecutively in all competitions. Head coach Mark Robins is pleased with his team’s recent offensive. Two or more Sky Blues goals in the last seven games in all competitions. They are sixth in the championship and have won ten straight.
Sheffield Wed vs Coventry: Betting Analysis
Coventry City will look to beat the Owls for the fourth time. Sheffield Wednesday has a good home record in this encounter. The Owls have played 27 home matches against Coventry, winning 11, drawing 9, and losing 7. In 10 head-to-head matchups, just one has produced three or more goals.
Sheffield Wednesday’s defensive record this season is the third worst in the Championship. After 28 rounds, they are in second place from the bottom, five points ahead of Huddersfield in the safe zone. The Owls enter this game coming off consecutive defeats to Coventry and Southampton.
Given that the Sky Blues have recently been playing at their highest level in the closing third, we find it difficult to envision anything other than Coventry winning again on Friday night. It is available for betting at the tempting 2.25 odds.
With 1.85 odds, the Over 2.5 Goals FT bet offers excellent value as well. In their last two league games, Sheffield Wednesday allowed six goals, while Coventry scored two goals or more in their previous seven games across all competitions.
Who will win the match between Sheffield Wed and Coventry?
We think that Sheffield Wednesday could well find it tricky to score goals against this Coventry City squad, who we reckon will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead. As a result, we predict that the match will be close and that Coventry City will win.
Sheffield Wed vs Coventry: Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw
What are the best odds for the game?
Taking a look at the betting odds for the 90-minute outcome, you can get 3.5 for Sheffield Wednesday, 3.75 for the draw, and 2.26 for Coventry City to win. Right now, those are the best market prices available.