Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Coventry City were once a standard member of English top-tier football. It took them eight years to recover and earn promotion to the Championship. It will be hard to predict club’s goal this early, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see them in top 10 in this upcoming campaign. The Sky Blues will start on Saturday afternoon at Ashton Gate against Bristol City.
Hosts have been labelled as favorites going into this duel, priced at 2.10 odds to win the match. None of these two teams lost a single match during the pre-season, while scoring absurdly high number of goals. Can this be a true goal-fest in Championship first round?
There were 25 duels between The Robins and The Sky Blues in the past. Bristol City have the edge in terms of victories 11-6, while eight games ended without a winner. The most recent one happened in 2015 when both were members of League One, ending without goals.
Eight out of the last eleven head to heads ended with both teams scoring at least once.
The average number of goals scored in all encounters is 3.08 per duel.
Bristol City vs Coventry City Prediction
Hosts ended the previous campaign in not so bad 12th position, but fans are hungry for some playoff action. In terms of transfers, club’s administration have made some good moves. Chris Martin was brought from Derby County, Alfie Mawson from Fulham FC (loan deal) and Chris Brunt from WBA.
The first official match of the season ended well for them, beating Exeter City 2-0 FT in the League Cup. Previously Bristol defeated Cheltenham Town 4-1 and drew to Swindon Town in friendly games.
Coventry City were much more active in the last couple of weeks, playing five friendly games and winning every single one. The bad news is they kept only one clean sheet.
We are feeling confident about seeing at least three goals in this match, so Over 2.5 FT is going to be the primary suggestion. Bristol City to win & Both teams to score at 4.50 is a good value bet.
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.02
Home win & Both teams to score @ 4.50.