The final of the Championship play-offs serves up a game between Coventry and Luton, which takes place at Wembley this coming Saturday.
We are bound to see an exciting game this coming Saturday at Wembley as both Coventry and Luton are vying for a place in the Premier League in the next season.
Naturally, they faced each other twice in the regular season with nothing to separate the pair. Both encounters finished without a winner and the pair look equally paired on Saturday as well. It is a very difficult game to call and a tiniest of mistakes can prove costly.
Coventry knocked out Middlesbrough in the semi-finals due to a 1-0 win in the return leg. This followed a tight 0-0 draw in the first leg at Coventrys home ground. Luton managed a great fight back in the semi-final against Sunderland who won the first leg. Luton turned it over in the second leg thanks to a 2-0 win for an aggregate score of 3-2.
Coventry are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They scored a steady 12 goals in their previous ten matches, for an average of 1.2 per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents nine goals, or an average of 0.9 a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to five clean sheets in this run.
Luton are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 14 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.4 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of six goals, and while Luton claimed five clean sheets, they conceded an average of 0.6 goals per match.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw in the previous outing between Coventry and Luton and should we get another draw, the bookies best price are at 21/10.
Coventry vs Luton Prediction
Coventry currently look solid, going undefeated in three matches, which started by drawing 1-1 against Middlesbrough. They followed that up by sharing the spoils with Middlesbrough in a 0-0 encounter, before beating Middlesbrough in a 0-1 encounter. Coventry managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Championship. In the remaining four, they drew three and lost one, as they scored seven and conceded eight goals.
In their last three matches, Luton drew 0-0 with Hull, lost 2-1 against Sunderland and beat Sunderland 2-0. Luton managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Championship. On top of winning once they also drew four as well as losing one, while scoring five time and letting in six.
Coventry and Luton looks like an equal pairing, and since it's difficult to separate one from the other currently, we wouldn't be surprised by a draw.
Coventry vs Luton Stats
- Coventry have not lost 18 of the last 19 matches
- In the last 7 Coventry matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 4 Coventry matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Coventry have scored in 7 of the last 8 matches
- In 20 of the last 22 Luton matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Luton have not lost 17 of the last 19 matches
- Luton have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
- In 5 of the last 7 Luton matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Luton have not won 3 of the last 4 matches
Coventry vs Luton Squads
Robins will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against Luton from the players listed below:
Bassala Sambou, Ben Sheaf, Ben Wilson, Brooke Norton-Cuffy, Callum Doyle, Callum O'Hare, Cian Tyler, Fabio Tavares, Fankaty Dabo, Gustavo Hamer, Harrison Nee, Jack Burroughs, Jake Bidwell, Jamie Allen, Jonathan Panzo, Josh Eccles, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Kasey Palmer, Kyle McFadzean, Liam Kelly, Luke McNally, Matt Godden, Michael Rose, Ryan Howley, Sean Maguire, Simon Moore, Todd Kane, Tyler Walker, Viktor Gyoekeres, Will Bapaga.
Here is the full squad of the away team. The 40 year-old Luton manager Edwards will select his starting XI from these players:
Admiral Muskwe, Alfie Doughty, Allan Campbell, Amari'i Bell, Aribim Pepple, Axel Piesold, Carlton Morris, Casey Pettit, Cauley Woodrow, Cody Drameh, Daniel Potts, Elijah Adebayo, Elliot Thorpe, Ethan Horvath, Fred Onyedinma, Gabriel Osho, Henri Lansbury, Jack Walton, James Shea, Jayden Luker, Joe Taylor, Jordan Clark, Joseph Johnson, Joshua Williams, Louie Watson, Luke Berry, Luke Freeman, Marvelous Nakamba, Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu, Reece Burke, Sonny Bradley, Tom Lockyer, Zack Nelson.
Coventry vs Luton Team News
Coventry might be looking at five missing players for their upcoming assignment against Luton.
Sean Maguire, Callum O'Hare, Kyle McFadzean, Tyler Walker and Matt Godden nurses various injuries and won't take part for Coventry against Luton at a neutral venue.
Luton have five players on the injured and absent list ahead of the match on Saturday against Coventry. Carlton Morris is ineligible for selection in the Luton squad, as he is suspended.
Names like Fred Onyedinma, Sonny Bradley, Henri Lansbury and James Shea most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Coventry.
Coventry vs Luton Lineups
Coventry vs Luton H2H
It finished all square on when Coventry last faced Luton. With both denying to back down, the scoreboard said 1-1 in the end. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 21/10. Luton won four of the previous ten matches, with Coventry claiming one win in these ten encounters. The bookies have Luton to win this match at best price odds of 16/11.
Coventry vs Luton Results
Both teams found the back of the net four times in the past ten matches between home side Coventry and Luton. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 1/1.
Coventry vs Luton Betting Tips
Scoring ten goals during a Championship campaign is just the sort of form, every club adores in a player. Gustavo Hamer is out to extend his current momentum, and the upcoming game should be a good opportunity to add another goal to his name. Picking Gustavo Hamer to score seems like a no-brainer currently.
Coventry claimed four wins, drew five and lost just once in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. Luton won five, drew four and lost one of their last 10 games. You can't necessarily trust Coventry to get the first goal of the match when playing at a neutral venue. They managed to score the opener five times in 10 games on home soil. Luton got the first goal of the game in eight of their last 10 away games.
Both teams to not score paid out six times in the past ten encounters between Luton and Coventry, whereas under 2.5 goals happened four times. Coventry scored an average of 0.8 goals a game, with Luton averaging 1.5 goals in this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Coventry’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.2 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Luton's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.4 goals in these matches.