Coventry City vs Stoke City Betting Tip 1-0 Away Win – 26 December 2020

Narrow victory for the Potters

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Coventry City vs Stoke City
26th December 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick 1-0 Away Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 13/2 odds taken 2023 GMT, Thursday 24 December

Coventry City and Stoke City square off at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium in the EFL Championship this Saturday. After the Sky Blues’ impressive unbeaten run came to an end last weekend, can Mark Robins’ men hit back with a home win on Boxing Day? Michael O’Neill’s Potters head to Birmingham as the favourites with the bookies. Check out our predictions and the latest betting odds.

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Coventry City Preview – Sky Blues to suffer back-to-back defeats?

After winning promotion as 2019-2020 EFL League One winners, Coventry City were always going to find Championship life tough going this season. However, after making a poor start, the Sky Blues have certainly found their feet in recent weeks.

Before last weekend’s narrow defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, Coventry had gone eight games unbeaten, winning three and drawing five. That superb undefeated run lifted them away from the bottom three.

Our betting prediction:
Stoke to win by one goal

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(odds taken 2031 GMT, Thursday 24 December)

Mark Robins’ troops have been a tough nut to crack at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium of late. Since a heavy 4-0 home loss to Blackburn Rovers back in October, City have won three and drawn three of their following six in their shared home.

Coventry will be desperate to avoid defeat on Boxing Day after the disappointment at Hillsborough last weekend. The Sky Blues would surely take a draw now if offered.

Stoke City Preview – Can the Potters extend their unbeaten away run?

After a couple of poor years in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League, Stoke City finally look ready to challenge for promotion this term. Former Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has done an excellent job at the bet365 Stadium since arriving, turning the Potters from relegation fodder to genuine promotion candidates.

Stoke are unbeaten in three in the Championship without conceding since a 2-1 home reverse to Cardiff City on December 8th. City drew 0-0 with both Derby County and Queens Park Rangers before beating Blackburn 1-0 at the bet365 last weekend.

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Stoke have been superb away from home in all competitions this season. The Potters have lost only two of their 12 league and cup away fixtures, winning six and drawing four of the other ten. Will they win on the road on Boxing Day?


Coventry City vs Stoke City Betting Advice

These two clubs last met in league action over 12 years ago, with Stoke leaving the Ricoh Arena with a 2-1 away win. However, they have squared off in the FA Cup since then, with the Sky Blues sealing a 2-1 home victory in January 2018.


Key Facts – Coventry City vs Stoke City Betting Tip

  • These two sides have not met in the Championship since April 2008
  • Stoke have won just one of the last four league and cup meetings
  • The Potters have kept five consecutive Championship clean sheets on the road, picking up two wins and drawing three times


As we mentioned, Coventry are not an easy team to beat at St Andrew’s. However, Stoke are a formidable away side under O’Neill. This could be close, but we fancy Stoke to nick the points. Back the visitors to win 1-0 at 13/2.

Stoke have kept clean sheets in each of their last five away league games, winning two and drawing three. With that in mind, it could be worth backing the away team to win to nil at 3/1.


The best betting odds for Coventry City vs Stoke City

Coventry City to win: 19/10 at Bet365
Draw: 21/10 at Bet365
Stoke City to win: 8/5 at Bet365