Coventry City vs Stoke City Betting Tip Home Win – 18 December 2021

Sky Blues to edge past Stoke on home soil

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Coventry City vs Stoke City
18th December 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 13/10 odds taken 1011 GMT, Friday 17 December

Mark Robins’ Coventry City and Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City to battle at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the EFL Championship on Saturday. There is hardly anything to split these two in the league table, with the Potters a place and a point above the Sky Blues in the current Championship table. The winners of this one will be in the top six at Christmas. Keep reading our preview for our betting tips and predictions.

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Coventry City Preview – Will Robins’ boys get back to winning ways?

Coventry City are enjoying a fine second season in the Championship. Certainly helped by moving back to the Coventry Building Society Arena, Mark Robins’ boys have spent a large chunk of the campaign in the top six.

Coventry’s form has slowed up of late, though, as they have failed to win in five. Since a hard-fought 3-2 home victory over Bristol City in early November, Coventry have drawn four and lost one.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score – No

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(odds taken 1015 GMT, Friday 17 December)

Coventry have made their home ground a fortress this season, but they did lose to West Bromwich Albion in their last home matchup. Can they get back to winning ways against one of their promotion rivals on Saturday?

Stoke City Preview – Can the Potters open the gap on Coventry?

Stoke City have blown hot and cold this season. Michael O’Neill’s boys are capable of beating anyone in the division, but they have already suffered seven league defeats. Nevertheless, the Potters are sitting pretty in sixth place at present.

Stoke suffered disappointing back-to-back losses to Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers recently to drop out of the top six. However, they have taken four points from their last two, seeing off fellow promotion hopefuls Queens Park Rangers at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium before drawing 0-0 at home with Middlesbrough last weekend.

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A positive result at the Coventry Building Society Arena will keep Stoke at the top before the Boxing Day clash with lowly Barnsley. The bookies are offering 9/4 for the away win, while the draw is also priced at 9/4.


Coventry City vs Stoke City Betting Advice

Coventry picked up four points from their two meetings with Stoke on their Championship return last season. The game at St Andrew’s in Birmingham ended in a forgettable 0-0 draw, but the matchup at the bet365 produced five goals. Viktor Gyokeres hit the winner 12 minutes from time to give Coventry the points.


Key Facts – Coventry City vs Stoke City Betting Tip

  • Coventry have the third best home record in the league
  • Stoke have won three of their last four away matches
  • The Sky Blues are unbeaten in three against Stoke


Only West Brom and Fulham have picked up more home points than Coventry in this season’s Championship. Robins’ troops have lost two of the last four on their own patch, but we can see them making home advantage count on Saturday. Back the hosts to prevail at 13/10.

Viktor Gyokeres hit the winner when these two teams clashed at the bet365 last season. The Swede has netted nine league goals this season but none in his last ten Championship appearances. Gyokeres will be desperate to get his name back on the scoresheet, and the 23-year-old is available at 11/2 to score the last goal of this fixture.


The best betting odds for Coventry City vs Stoke City

Coventry City to win: 13/10 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Stoke City to win: 9/4 at Bet365