Notts County v Coventry Prediction & Betting Tips, 18th May 201815th May 2018 / lee
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This League Two play-off tie is still nicely balanced after there was a 1-1 draw at the Ricoh between them. Notts County though may be rueing the late penalty that they gave away in that first leg to give the Sky Blues a lifeline. But the Magpies now have home advantage at Meadow Lane so will they be able to make the most of it?
Notts County v Coventry Betting Odds*
Coventry 17/10, Notts County 8/5, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018)
Notts County News and Form
County were strong on home soil through the season posting a W14 D7 L2 record at Meadow Lane. They went unbeaten in their last eight home fixtures of the season and they were a free-scoring side on home soil as well. They averaged 1.9 goals per home game this term and 57% of their home matches went over 2.5 goals. Defensively they conceded at an average of 0.8 goals per game at home and took a clean sheet in 39% of their matches at Meadow Lane. The half time draw at bet365 for 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018) is going to be a decent proposition to consider as 70% of the goals that County scored at home came in the second half of matches this season. This really is where home advantage really could count because they had the third-best home record in the entire division this season and that is going to be a big hurdle for the visiting Coventry to overcome. It is fair to say that their defence wasn’t as tight down over the second half of the season as it was in the first, but they handled themselves well in that first leg. In the bet365 correct score market a Notts County 1-0 is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018).
Coventry News and Form
Coventry went W4 D1 L1 in their last six away games of the regular season so that was a pretty strong finish from them. Overall they won just the nine times away from home though so there was clear improvement down the back stretch. That converted penalty that they got gives them a lifeline and that was important because their defence hasn’t been very good recently. Including the first leg of the play off tie that is just the one clean sheet in their last nine games now. They have conceded in each of their last five on the road so they are going to be at risk in this one. Because this will likely be another tight scrap between the two sides with the pressure on, under 2.5 goals at bet365 for 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018) looks a reasonable option. Coventry only took a clean sheet in 26% of their away games during the regular season and 64% of their away goals were netted in the second half of matches. There was a big trend of them losing 1-0 at half time on the road during the season away from the Ricoh if you want a look at that too. Seven of their nine away defeats were by a one goal margin only.
Notts County v Coventry Head to Head
Things are even in the head to head from the three meetings that these two have contested this season. There was a home win for each and then that play off draw at the Ricoh. Notts County are carrying home form against the Sky Blues as they are undefeated in their last four league home games against them (W2 D2). They have taken two clean sheets in their last three at Meadow Lane against the Sky Blues. Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings.
Who will win – Notts County v Coventry Predictions
County are good value to find a way through this because of their very strong home form. They are no pushovers at all at Meadow Lane and they are good enough to get through this. The defence of Coventry hasn’t been great recently and the Magpies can deliver the home win.
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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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