Coventry came tantalisingly close to reclaiming their place in the Premier League last season, but they are hovering nicely on the edge of a congested playoff picture and will look to boost their chances when they entertain Millwall on Sunday.
Mark Robins’ side have done most of their best work at the Coventry Building Society Arena this season, and they should be hungry after a 2-1 defeat at Norwich ended a ten-match unbeaten run in the Championship last time out.
Millwall will be anxious that they are not going to get dragged into trouble at the other end, and they are looking to end a run of four games without a win, and we have a three-element Bet Builder selection, that will pay at 6/1 if successful, for Sunday’s Championship clash.
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event & Football.
The game will be played at the Coventry Building Society Arena with a kick-off time of 12:00 GMT on Sunday 11th February 2024.
Bet Builder – 6/1
Coventry to win – 3/4
Coventry’s confidence could have taken a battering after they fell at Carrow Road in their last league game, but they bounced back with a 4-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup and may think it should be back to business as usual against Millwall.
Many City fans will have hoped to have perhaps been more handily placed after they suffered Wembley playoff heartache to Luton last season, but Robins will not be panicking and they are strong on their own patch.
West Brom are the only team to have left the CBS Arena with a full return and it is difficult to see the Lions emulating the Baggies.
The Londoners have taken just one point from their last four matches and have been weak on the road in recent weeks, failing to score on three of their last four occasions they have been on their travels.
Coventry have scored nine goals in their last four league home matches and this looks a good opportunity for them to get back on track, so a home win should be the first element of the Bet Builder.
Over 6 Coventry corners – 6/5
It seems fair to expect that Coventry will do most of the attacking and that could see them force plenty of corners as they look to take the game to Joe Edwards’s team.
Before this weekend, Southampton and Sunderland were the only teams in the Championship to have a higher average than City’s tally of 6.4 per game, and their figure tends to be consistent whether they are playing at home or on their travels.
Millwall have conceded an average of 5.93 per league game and there is a decent chance that figure will be eclipsed in Sunday’s clash.
Haji Wright to score or assist – 10/11
City have been full of goals on their own patch and it seems likely that forward Haji Wright can have a goal involvement on Sunday, whether that is scoring himself or setting up one of his colleagues.
The American has netted nine times this season, including a strike in the cup win over the Owls, which was his third in his last four matches. He has also chipped in with four assists too, so expect him to make his presence felt.
Liam Kitching will not be in the Sky Blues defence after his red card in their defeat to Norwich last week and the door could be open for either Jamie Allen and Jake Bidwell to make a start.
Ben Sheaf is the only injury absentee for Robins’ side.
Tom Bradshaw could be reintroduced to the starting forward line, but manager Edwards has no injury or suspension for the trip to the Midlands.
Coventry have lost just one league game at the CBS Arena this season.
City have scored nine goals in their last four home league matches.
Millwall have scored just once in their last four Championship away outings.
Just two of Coventry’s 12 home games this season have featured more than three goals.
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