Coventry Cty has a chance to climb at the top of the Championship table this week when they take on Peterborough United. The match schedules for Friday at the Coventry Building Society Arena, with a kickoff at 9:45 pm.
The hosts came off a 1-1 draw against Millwall in the Championship last weekend. On the other hand, Peterborough came off a triumphant 3-0 win over Peterborough United.
With five wins recorded from eight matches, Coventry is ready to build on its momentum. They avoided the battle for survival with a win against Reading and could now sit in first place ahead of Watford next weekend.
However, it could be another loss while they also have draws scheduled against Swansea City (1-1) and Millwall (2-2).
The players are not getting too carried away with their recent good form, particularly because they have only scored nine goals since August 1st.
Nonetheless, narrow wins and clean sheets breed confidence behind the scenes to such an extent that a draw on the road against Millwall was considered disappointing for everyone involved in it.
It’s no secret that Peterborough has been in an unlucky slump recently. They’ve lost four games on the bounce, including three against teams higher up (and first-tier) than themselves, but last weekend they managed a 3-0 win over Birmingham City nonetheless.
Peterborough United defense was finally able to record their first clean sheet of the season in all competitions this past weekend, which they have been struggling with.
Coventry City vs. Peterborough Head to Head
Both sides have 15 games against each other, with Coventry City taking eight wins while Peterborough taking three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Millwall 1-1 Coventry City
- Coventry City 1-0 Cardiff City
- Coventry City 2-0 Middlesbrough
- QPR 2-0 Coventry
- Peterborough 3-0 Birmingham City
- Reading 3-1 Peterborough
- Sheffield United 6-2 Peterborough
- Peterborough 0-1 West Brom
Coventry City Team News
Fankaty Dabo picked up a red card against Cardiff City and remained suspended this week. Michael Rose sets to return to the lineup to replace the injured Jake Clarke Salter.
Peterborough United Team News
There are no fresh injury concerns at the camp this week. Hence, Ferguson is likely to field the same starting lineup that featured against Birmingham City. A major injury blow is Jack Mariott, who sets to remain on the sidelines until 2022.
Prediction and Odds
The opponents will remain favorites after their last win, but the hosts remain in contention for a win.
- Coventry City Win
- Double Chance
- Both Teams to Score