Coventry City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tip Draw – 8 August 2021

Sky Blues to hold Reds to draw

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Coventry City vs Nottingham Forest
8th August 1630hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 21/10 odds taken 2010 GMT, Friday 6 August

Coventry City and Nottingham Forest go head-to-head on the opening weekend of the 2021-22 EFL Championship season. After a turbulent few years away, the Sky Blues are back at the Ricoh Arena, now known as the Coventry Building Society Arena. Can Coventry celebrate the return to their home with a big three points on Sunday? Check out the latest odds and betting tips.

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Coventry City Preview – Can the Sky Blues build on last season?

Mark Robins’ Coventry City had a solid first season back in the Championship. They found it tough going at times but managed to secure a 16th-place finish. The Sky Blues won 14, drew 13 and lost 19 of their 46 games.

Coventry ended their campaign in strong style to avoid a relegation scrap. From April, City beat the likes of Bristol City, Rotherham United, Barnsley, Stoke City and Millwall. They won four of their last six, thumping the Lions 6-1 at St Andrew’s on the final day.

Our betting prediction:
Under 2.5 goals

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(odds taken 2020 GMT, Friday 6 August)

Championship survival will be the main aim, but there is no reason why the Sky Blues cannot finish in mid-table this season. They are an honest bunch of players with an excellent manager. Can City start with a win on the opening weekend?

Nottingham Forest Preview – Reds to return home with a positive result?

Chris Hughton’s saved Nottingham Forest’s season last time around. The Reds opened up with five straight league and cup losses under Sabri Lamouchi and looked like relegation fodder. Hughton regalvanised the club and took them to 17th.

After getting last season out of the way, Nottingham Forest will be looking for a promotion push this term. They have gone under the radar somewhat in pre-season, but a good start will put the favourites on red alert. At the time of writing, Forest are available at 5/1 for promotion.

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After losing their opening four Championship games last season, Nottingham Forest will be desperate for a positive result here. Can Hughton’s troops leave the Coventry Building Society Arena with all three points?


Coventry City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Advice

Nottingham Forest beat Coventry home and away last season. In November, Scott McKenna and Lyle Taylor scored in a 2-1 win at the City Ground. Forest then won 2-1 at St Andrew’s a few months later, with an own goal and a Lewis Grabban strike doing the business in that one.

Nottingham Forest have an excellent recent record against the Sky Blues, winning five of the last six meetings. Coventry’s last win in this fixture was a 1-0 home success back in October 2011.


Key Facts – Coventry City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tip

  • Nottingham Forest have won the last three meetings
  • Forest beat the Sky Blues 2-1 both home and away last term
  • Four of the last six Coventry vs Forest games have ended in 2-1 wins for the Reds


These two teams seem pretty evenly matched on paper, and only three points separated the pair in last season’s Championship. Forest may have done the double last term, but we fancy Coventry to hold them to a draw in this one. You can get the stalemate at 21/10.

After arriving with much promise from Charlton Athletic last August, Lyle Taylor struggled to make an impact at the City Ground, scoring just four Championship goals. However, one of those came against Coventry in the 2-1 win back in November. Taylor is priced at 11/4 to score anytime on Sunday.


The best betting odds for Coventry City vs Nottingham Forest

Coventry City to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Draw: 21/10 at Bet365
Nottingham Forest to win: 2/1 at Bet365