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Coventry v Notts County Prediction & Betting Tips – 12th May 2018

9th May 2018 / lee
League One / Two Betting

Coventry v Notts County League Two, 12th May 7.30pm

Coventry got themselves over the line and into the play offs this season, largely based on the back of a very good defensive record over the first half of the season. While it was not as strong over the second, they will be in this tie as their attack has improved. This looks as if it will be a really even contest between the two but the Magpies may well have the edge in terms of firepower. The winner of this tie faces either Exeter or Lincoln in the play off final.

Coventry v Notts County Betting Odds*

Coventry even money, Draw 12/5, Notts County 11/4* (Betting Odds taken at 4.33 a.m. on May 10th, 2018)

Coventry News and Form

The Sky Blues were a defensive powerhouse over the first half of the season and while they aren’t as tight over the second half, they are in the play off mix and finished the season with a W3 D1 L1 record in their last five games played. They haven’t been in great shape at the Ricoh lately though with just the one win in their last four there (D1 L2) but they did win three of their five games (D1 L1) at home against the five teams who finished above them in the table, Notts County being one of those. While their defence went over the second half of the season, their goal output increased dramatically and they have scored eleven goals in their last four league matches. They actually can’t be trusted at the back at all right now and therefore both teams to score with bet365 makes for a good option at 5/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:14 p.m. on May 8th, 2018). Six of Coventry’s final seven games of the regular season all ended over 2.5 goals as well which may be another option for you to consider. Overall their home form at the Ricoh this season reads W13 D4 L6. This would be the ideal time to improve on that.

Notts County News and Form

Notts County are a superbly strong home side but their away record for the season pales in comparison at W7 D7 L9. The Magpies lost three of their last four games out on the road which wasn’t great. However, they did take a W2 D1 L1 away from home this season against the top four finishers in the league. There really is likely to be little between these two at the end of the day in this tie. Notts County did finish the season well overall with a W3 D1 L1 record in their last five played. They were trailing at half time in ten of their away games this season and they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last seven on the road. In the bet365 correct score market a Coventry 2-1 option is at 8/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:14 p.m. on May 8th, 2018) and may appeal. In total, the Magpies only took a clean sheet in 17% of their road games during the regular season which wasn’t a good return at all. 68% of the goals they scored not their travels came in the second half of matches while they conceded 59% of their away goals in the second half of games as well. While the defensive records of the two are pretty even, County definitely edge things in attack.

Coventry v Notts County Head to Head

They both earned a home win this season against the other in League Two and things are really even between them from their recent meetings. In the last six league clashes, Notts County are 3-2 ahead with the one drawn match. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings between the two of them. Coventry have won two of their last three home games against the Magpies, both to nil.

Who will win – Coventry v Notts County Predictions

This is a tough game for both of them really and it’s hard to split them up. Home advantage can count for a lot and as Coventry have been scoring pretty well lately they may be worth a flutter. But it probably isn’t worth looking for a win by anything more than a one goal margin.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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