Coventry City have started the Championship season well and sit in fourth place after eight matches. On Friday night, the Sky Blues will aim for three more points and the chance to go top of the Championship table against Peterborough. The Sky Blues have taken 16 points from 24 on offer. It has been a glorious return to the stadium formerly known as the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry City vs Peterborough Match Preview

Peterborough are at the opposite end of the Championship table. The Posh are 23rd in the table and in the relegation zone. Peterborough have taken seven points from 24 on offer in the division. They are coming off of a 3-0 win over Birmingham City last time out, which ended a four-match losing streak.

Coventry City go into the game in fine form. They are unbeaten in three straight games in the Championship. Two of those three games ended in wins. These teams last played during the 2019-20 League One season. They have a long history in the English third division having met 11 between 2013 and 2019.

Peterborough are in desperate need of a second straight victory. Manager Darren Ferguson needs the team to keep picking up points to pull away from the relegation zone. Peterborough have not defeated Coventry City in their last five competitive matches. Can the Posh get a win this time around?

Coventry City vs Peterborough Betting Odds

 

 

Coventry City are second in the current Championship form table. The Sky Blues took 13 points from 18 on offer over the course of their last six league matches. Mark Robins’ team outscored opponents 7-4 over the course of those six matches. Leading bookies’ have Coventry City at the best betting odds of 7/10 to claim a win against Peterborough on Friday and to continue their excellent run of form.

 

Peterborough took just four points from their last 24 on offer in the Championship. The Posh were outscored 13-8 by opponents. Leading sportsbooks’ best betting odds on a Peterborough win are at 17/4. The last League One meeting between these teams finished in a 2-2 draw. Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a draw between Coventry City and Peterborough are at 14/5.

Coventry City have the best home points total in the Championship after four games. They are a perfect 12 points from 12 on offer. Peterborough have not taken any points on the road this season in four matches. They have been outscored 13-3 on their travels.

Coventry City vs Peterborough Team News

Robins has two players on the injury list at Coventry City. Midfielders Liam Kelly and Josh Eccles are both in the treatment room, but could be passed fit to play on Friday to play against Peterborough. Coventry City are led in goals by Swedish forward Viktor Gyokeres has scored five goals in eight appearances for the Sky Blues. Gyokeres has also added two assists and averages 3.52 shots per 90 minutes.

The remainder of Coventry City’s nine goals have been shared amongst Martyn Waghorn, Kyle McFadzean, Jamie Allen, and Matthew Godden. Coventry City are quite dependent on Gyokeres in the final third. He has contributed to seven of the team’s nine overall goals.

Like Robins, Ferguson has two players on the injury list going into the match on Friday night. Forward Ricky-Jade Jones is ruled out until October with a knee injury. Defender Mark Beevers is nursing a hamstring strain, but is nearing a return. He could make it back into the team for the game on Friday.

Peterborough’s goals have been shared quite equally by the trio of Jonson Clarke-Harris, Siriki Dembele, and Harrison Burrows. The trio has scored two goals apiece and accounted for six of the team’s 10 total goals. Peterborough have conceded the league’s second-most goals with 17.

Coventry City vs Peterborough H2H

Between 2013 and 2020, these teams met 11 times in League One. Coventry City got the best of Peterborough over the course of those 11 matches posting a record of 6W-3D-2L. Six of the 11 fixtures between the two rivals finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Eight of those 11 matches in League One finished with both teams scoring goals.

Peterborough have been incredibly poor on the road in the Championship this season failing to gain a point from four matches. Opponents have outscored Peterborough 13-3 on the road.

Coventry City vs Peterborough Prediction

Viktor Gyokeres to score anytime @ 13/8 - BET NOW

 

 

Gyokeres has started the new Championship season in fine form. He has five goals in eight appearances and two assists. He has accounted for seven of Coventry City’s nine goals, or 78% of the team’s scoring. The 23-year-old could earn a lucrative transfer to a “bigger” team at the end of the season if he keeps up his play in the final third. Gyokeres has scored in each of his last three league games. Our betting tips prediction is for Gyokeres to score once more.

 

Halftime/Full-time: Coventry City/Coventry City @ 17/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Coventry City are unbeaten in three straight games and have won each of their home games this season. They have taken 12 points from 12 at home. The Sky Blues have been winning at halftime and full-time in two of their last six games. Our betting tips prediction is for the Sky Blues to be winning at halftime and at full-time on Friday night versus the Posh.

 

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 10/11 - BET NOW

 

 

Six of the last 11 games between these clubs finished with over 2.5 goals scored. They combined for goals when playing previously in League One. Our betting tips prediction is for the trend to continue in the Championship. Peterborough have conceded 13 goals on the road and 17 overall in eight matches. It is the second-most number of goals conceded in the league in 2021-22.

 

Three of Coventry City’s nine games in all competitions saw over 2.5 goals scored. Seven of Peterborough’s nine games this season in all competitions ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Coventry City should continue their good form as Peterborough sink to another loss on the road.