West Brom vs Coventry Prediction & Match Preview 1/3/2024

West Brom go head-to-head against Coventry on Friday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 01/03/2024 at 17:00

West Brom vs Coventry

West Bromwich Albion play host to Coventry City at the Hawthorns in the opening match of the Championship round 35. The Baggies are eyeing their 12th home win of the process, but Friday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. All Daryl Dike, Matt Phillips, Josh Maja, and Brandon Thomas-Asante are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.

The Sky Blues, on the other hand, rolled over Maidstone in the FA Cup last 16, with midfielder Ellis Simms scoring a hat-trick. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team, but both Jamie Allen and Ben Sheaf remain on the sidelines with injuries. In their last meeting at the venue WBA defeated Coventry City 1-0, but we are tempted to put our money on draw this time out as the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment.

How the bookies view it

West Brom have the upper hand among the bookies with a home win priced at 23/20 by Paddy Power. A victory for Coventry City is valued at 13/5 by Wjcasino while 10bet is offering odds of 12/5 for a draw.

Head to head

West Brom have a 26-12 advantage with 12 draws from 50 previous matches against Coventry City. The Baggies have also won the last two meetings and claimed a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in October.

West Brom x Coventry

Players to watch

Brandon Thomas-Assante could be worth keeping an eye on for West Brom as he looks to add to his nine Championship goals this season. The forward was also on target in the reverse fixture and is priced at 2/1 by BoyleSports to find the net.

Fresh from his FA Cup hat-trick, Ellis Simms will be the one to watch for Coventry City. The forward has now found the net five times in his last four matches and is priced at 3/1 by Wjcasino to maintain his scoring run.

Recent Meetings

West Brom enter this on the back of two straight clean-sheet wins over the Sky Blues. The run includes a 2-0 victory in the reverse game in October last year at The Coventry Building Society Arena.

The Baggies have 13 wins, 7 draws, and just 4 defeats in the previous 24 home affairs against Coventry.

We did not see three or more goals in any of the previous four head-to-head clashes between these rivals.

West Brom vs Coventry Prediction

There is a lot to like about the home win pick here. West Bromwich Albion have a strong home record with 11 wins, 3 draws, and 3 defeats in 17 league fixtures at The Hawthorns this term. They have also been the dominant side in the history of the home matches against the Sky Blues. They won the return game 2-0 at The Coventry Building Society Arena. Lastly, Coventry did not look good at all in a tough 0-3 loss to Preston seven days ago in front of the home fans. The value is decent in the home win bet at the 2.10 odds.

West Bromwich own the third-best defensive record in the division with 32 goals conceded in 34 league games. They offered another great defensive showing in a 1-1 stalemate at Hull City last Saturday. On the other side, Coventry failed to find the back of the net in the home loss to Preston. The Sky Blues had earlier dispatched Stoke City 1-0 on the road. None of the last three outings they played saw goals at both ends. Finally, none of the previous four head-to-head clashes between WBA and Coventry provided three or more goals. We’ll take the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the 1.80 odds.

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