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Middlesbrough’s promotion play-off hopes took a hit on Monday night as they fell 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers. Boro are now eighth in the league with two points separating them from the top six ending their four-match winning streak in the Championship.

Coventry City are ninth in the Championship ahead of the weekend fixture at the Riverside. Four points separate Coventry City in the race for the top six. Saturday’s match is a six-point affair in the race for the top six. The loser of Saturday’s game at the Riverside Stadium would take a big hit their hope of qualifying for the promotion playoffs.

Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough have been excellent since the manager’s arrival and the new manager bounce has led Boro to the cusp of the top six. While the Boro have been in form over the last month, Coventry City have blown hot and cold but they have won two of their last three games.

Coventry City claimed a 1-0 home win against Stoke City in midweek. The Sky Blues still have two games in hand over many of their top-six rivals.

Middlesbrough vs Coventry City Betting Odds

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Earlier this season, Coventry City claimed a 2-0 win at home against Middlesbrough. Both goals came in the second half and the scoreline flattered Coverntry City. Viktor Gyoekeres scored in the 71st minute and Martyn Waghorn added a second in second half stoppage-time. Since 2020, these teams have met three times with Middlesbrough collecting two wins from three.

Coventry City picked up seven points from the last 18 points available to them in the league. They outscored their last six opponents 8-7. The Sky Blues are in good form on the road. They are unbeaten in five straight away matches in the Championship. However, Coventry City have been outscored on the road 17-13. Coventry City are at the best betting odds of 13/5 to win at full-time on Saturday at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough claimed a 2-0 win at home last season versus Coventry City. The Boro took 13 points from the last 18 points available in the Championship. Just seven goals were scored by Middlesbrough in their last six games, while conceding a mere three goals.

Bookies’ best betting odds on a Middlesbrough win at full-time are at 23/20. Middlesbrough’s last four games in the Championship at the Riverside Stadium finished as wins.

Middlesbrough vs Coventry City Team News

Chris Wilder has two players on the injury list going into Saturday’s match at the Riverside Stadium. Defender Marc Bola has a knee injury and is ruled out for the rest of the season. Midfielder Macus Browne has an ACL injury and is unlikely to be fit to play.

Middlesbrough are led in goals this season by the duo of Matt Crooks and Andraz Sporar. The duo has scored six goals apiece. Isaiah Jones has been Middlesbrough’s chief goal creator with seven assists.

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has just one player on the injury list going into the game this weekend. Defender Ian Maatsen has a hamstring injury and will be out until February. Viktor Gyoekeres scored earlier this season versus Middlesbrough. He goes into the game on Saturday having bagged the winner versus Stoke City in midweek.

Gyoekeres’s goal was his first since October 2. Gyoekeres has 10 goals in 25 Championship appearances. Matthew Godden has scored 10 goals this season for Coventry City. He has played in just 17 Championship matches. He averages 0.8 goals per 90 minutes in the Championship this season. 

Middlesbrough vs Coventry City H2H

Earlier this season, Coventry City claimed a 2-0 win at home against Middlesbrough. Both goals came in the second half and the scoreline flattered Coverntry City. Viktor Gyoekeres scored in the 71st minute and Martyn Waghorn added a second in second half stoppage-time. Since 2020, these teams have met three times with Middlesbrough collecting two wins from three.

Middlesbrough and Coventry City have played three games in the Championship over the course of the last two seasons. The Boro claimed two wins from those three games. Two of the three games between Middlesbrough and Coventry City finished with 2-0 scorelines. Two of the three games finished with under 2.5 goals and as wins to nil.

Middlesbrough vs Coventry City Prediction

Half with most goals: Second half @ 6/5 - BET NOW

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Two of the last three games between these teams featured the most goals coming in the second half. That trend includes the teams’ reverse fixture this season. Middlesbrough will fancy a third win from four against Coventry City and our betting tips prediction is for the second half to feature the most goals on Saturday.

Under 2.5 goals @ 8/11 - BET NOW

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Two of the last three games between Middlesbrough and Coventry City finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Four of Middlesbrough’s last six games in the Championship ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Three of the last five games played by Coventry City in the league ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for another low scoring game between these teams.

Correct score: Middlesbrough 2-0 Coventry City @ 9/1 - BET NOW

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Two of the last three games between Middlesbrough and Coventry City ended with 2-0 scorelines. Our betting tips prediction is for Middlesbrough and Coventry City to once again play out a 2-0 game. The Boro will get a third win from four games versus Coventry City.

Nine of Middlesbrough’s games this season in all competitions have finished with 2-0 scorelines. Coventry City have had three games this season finish with 2-0 scores. Our betting tips prediction is for a 2-0 Middlesbrough win.

The victory could send Middlesbrough into the top six if results go their way elsewhere. A loss for Coventry City could end their bid for a promotion playoff place. The Boro will get revenge on Coventry City after falling in the reverse fixture with a 2-0 win at the Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough vs Coventry Betting Tips