With both Coventry and Barnsley sitting comfortably mid-table, both will be out to strengthen their position when facing off this coming Sunday. Placed 19th in the table, Coventry has amassed 45 points after 41 games. On 71 points, Barnsley is ranked in 6th place with an equal amount of matches to their name.
On the back of their current run of form Barnsley are favored to keep their momentum going against Coventry.
Stats and facts for Coventry and Barnsley.
- Coventry City unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Coventry City’s last 2 of 4 matches;
- Coventry City conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
- Barnsley unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Barnsley has won the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Barnsley unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
- Barnsley has won in the last 6 of 7 matches when playing away.
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Form Coventry vs Barnsley
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Coventry enjoy steady progress.
Results have pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Coventry, who have been neither awesome nor poor. In their previous 3 matches, Coventry finished off Bristol City in a 3-1 win and went on to a 4-1 defeat against Bournemouth. Their latest match served up a 1-0 win against Rotherham.
Barnsley on a roll.
Barnsley will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their 3 latest outings, Barnsley ended with a 1-1 draw against Reading and a 2-1 win against Luton. Their latest game produced a 2-0 win against Middlesbrough.
Being both the bookmakers favourite at odds 2.20 and with stronger performances lately than Coventry has put on a show, Barnsley seems the natural pick.
Coventry v Barnsley Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Coventry played Barnsley at Oakwell Stadium. The pair were evenly matched on the day and played out a 0-0 scoreline. With just 5 of their previous 10 matches going over 2.5 goals, the value bet could be going for under 2.5 goals. Coventry usually enjoys playing Barnsley, taking all 3 points against them 6 times in the last 10 meetings in the Championship.
Coventry are 19th with 45 points after 41 games. Barnsley ranks as 6th in the table on 71 points.
Full Time Betting
Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Coventry to win pays out at 3.50, the best price for a draw is 3.20, while an away win for Barnsley returns you odds 2.20. Coventry won 4 of their last 10 home league games, whereas Barnsley lost 2 of their last 10 away league games.
Looking at the bookmakers’ prices, the chance of this match seeing both teams to score (BTTS) lies at 54%. This equals odds 1.85 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Speculating in the opposite outcome that at least one side keeps a clean sheet pays out at 1.87. The last 10 home league games for Coventry averaged 1.7 goals per game, with BTTS paying out 3 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Barnsley, the average total goals were 2.4, with 5 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
According to the bookmakers, the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 42%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.38 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.62. Coventry’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 1.7 goals a game. 3 of Coventry’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Barnsley’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.4 goals per game. 5 of the last 10 away matches for Barnsley went over 2.5 goals.