Coventry vs Preston Prediction 23.02.2024

Coventry City

Coventry City

0 : 3

Preston North End

Preston North End

1

1.73

X

3.9

2

4.75

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  • Competition: England - Championship
  • Date: Friday, 23rd, February 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UK / 20.45 CET
  • Venue: Coventry Building Society Arena (Coventry)

Coventry City and Preston North End will collide on Friday, both acutely aware that maximum points are imperative to remain in contention for the Championship playoff spots.

Mark Robinson's crew continued their push towards the Championship playoff spots by snatching all three points away from battling Stoke City, thanks to Ellis Simms' second-half solitary winner, sealing a 1-0 victory. Despite entering the top six due to their weekend victory, their standing swiftly slipped after Hull City pulled off a shocking 2-1 upset against automatic-promotion hopefuls Southampton on the road, but Coventry is resolved to promptly reclaim their playoff spot, with only three points separating them from the Tigers in sixth.

On the flip side, Preston North End failed to extend their winning streak to four second-tier matches on Saturday at their Deepdale home, as they had to settle for splitting points in an exciting four-goal draw against Lancashire foes Blackburn Rovers. One of the Championship's most in-form sides at the moment, the Lilywhites remain in a respectable ninth in the standings with 49 well-earned points in their pocket, trailing the top six by just five points, meaning that Friday's league clash could prove pivotal for their potential breakthrough into the playoff zone.

Coventry vs Preston Betting Tips: Coventry to Win

In a clash between two sides harbouring identical ambitions and separated by just two points in the table, home advantage should prove to be Coventry's staunch ally as they aim to claim the crucial three points and keep pushing towards the top-six spots. The home turf has undeniably been the chief weapon in the arsenal of the Sky Blues, as they have ended up on the wrong side of the result just once this season in 18 matches across all competitions (W9, D8). Aside from being a force to be reckoned with when playing in front of their own supporters, Mark Robinson's side has been exceptionally prolific in the final third, stringing together seven straight home matches where they have rattled the opposition's net at least twice. 

If Coventry's goal factory keeps humming, they'll be eyeing another three points in the bag, especially with a clash against one of the most porous defenses in the second-tier. When it comes to Preston, their woes at the bottom are much more pronounced away from their Deepdale fortress, conceding two or more goals in each of their four defeats in the last six official away outings. While both sides can boast their recent second-tier displays, we favor Coventry to run out victorious, especially as they were outstanding in front of their loyal fans.

Coventry City vs Preston North End Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Preston North End

    3 : 2

    Coventry City

    Championship

  2. Preston North End

    0 : 0

    Coventry City

    Championship

  3. Coventry City

    0 : 1

    Preston North End

    Championship

  4. Coventry City

    1 : 1

    Preston North End

    Championship

  5. Preston North End

    2 : 1

    Coventry City

    Championship

Coventry City

Coventry team news

Victor Torp's participation in Friday's Championship action is uncertain, as he was withdrawn from the field early in the second half during a quiet 1-0 victory away at Stoke in the previous outing.

29-year-old Jamie Allen will be sidelined for a fourth consecutive match due to a fractured cheekbone, while Ben Sheaf will have to be assessed ahead of the clash with Preston as he has been dealing with muscle issues recently.

Last matches of Coventry City

  1. Stoke City

    0 : 1

    Coventry City

    Championship

  2. Plymouth Argyle

    2 : 2

    Coventry City

    Championship

  3. Coventry City

    2 : 1

    Millwall

    Championship

  4. Coventry City

    4 : 1

    Sheffield Wednesday

    FA Cup

  5. Norwich City

    2 : 1

    Coventry City

    Championship

Coventry City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Ben Wilson

Defenders

  • 3

    Jay Dasilva

  • 2

    Luis Binks

  • 4

    Bobby Thomas

  • 22

    Joel Latibeaudiere

Midfielders

  • 28

    Josh Eccles

  • 6

    Liam Kelly

  • 11

    Haji Wright

  • 10

    Callum O'Hare

  • 7

    Tatsuhiro Sakamoto

Forwards

  • 9

    Ellis Simms

Preston North End

Preston team news

As for the visitors, they will have to do without the services of Kian Best and Duane Holmes, while midfielder Brad Potts remains a question mark after missing the last two Championship outings with a muscle injury.

Man of the match and the man credited with rescuing a point in the dramatic 2-2 draw against Blackburn in the last round, Robbie Brady will undergo an assessment ahead of Friday's trip after picking up a late injury in the Lancashire clash.

Last matches of Preston North End

  1. Preston North End

    2 : 2

    Blackburn Rovers

    Championship

  2. Preston North End

    2 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  3. Cardiff City

    0 : 2

    Preston North End

    Championship

  4. Preston North End

    3 : 2

    Ipswich Town

    Championship

  5. Millwall

    1 : 1

    Preston North End

    Championship

Preston North End lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Freddie Woodman

Defenders

  • 16

    Andrew Hughes

  • 6

    Liam Lindsay

  • 14

    Jordan Storey

Midfielders

  • 11

    Robbie Brady

  • 10

    Mads Frokjaer-Jensen

  • 4

    Ben Whiteman

  • 8

    Alan Browne

  • 23

    Liam Millar

Forwards

  • 7

    Will Keane

  • 19

    Emil Riis

4 Reasons why we expect Coventry to Win

  1. Coventry has suffered just one defeat in 18 home matches this season.
  2. Coventry has scored two or more goals in seven consecutive home games.
  3. Preston has slumped to defeat in four of their last six competitive away outings.
  4. Preston has conceded 2+ goals in four of their last six away trips.

Main prediction Coventry City - Preston North End

Coventry City to win

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.85

BTTS

Best odds:1.78

Under 1.5 goals 1st half

Best odds:1.44

Over 1.5 goals 2nd half

Best odds:2.03

Coventry vs Preston - FAQ

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Who is Coventry's player to watch?

With 10 goals scored and five additional assists, Haji Wright is the team's top scorer this season.

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Who is Preston's player to watch?

Will Keane is Preston's leading scorer this term, netting 11 times and providing two assists.