Coventry Vs Middlesbrough Betting Tip: Draw – 2 March 2021

St Andrews' stalemate on the cards

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England Coventry City Vs Middlesbrough England

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 – 19:00
English Championship
Pick: Draw
Odds: 11/5
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 28th February 2021)

Preview: With three points proving elusive for both sides, Tuesday’s Championship meeting at St. Andrews provides the ideal opportunity for one of either Coventry City or Middlesbrough to mark their return to winning ways at the expense of the other.

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Coventry – Sky Blues can make home advantage pay?

Matty James’ first goal of the season ensured relegation-threatened Coventry (W8 D11 L14) departed Lancashire with a potentially invaluable point from Saturday’s contest with Blackburn, who came into the clash on the back of five straight defeats. Norwegian defender Leo Ostigard was shown a red card for a second bookable offence late on and, consequently, will now miss the visit of eighth-placed Middlesbrough.

Saturday’s outcome means the Sky Blues have one win in eight Championship matches (W1 D3 L4), with that a shock 2-0 victory over automatic promotion hopefuls Brentford in their most recent home encounter. Prior to that, Mark Robin’s side had drawn a blank in back-to-back home fixtures, in a goalless draw with Watford and 2-0 loss to Norwich, and are currently winless in three at St Andrew’s.

However, it has been their form at their temporary ground in Birmingham which has largely kept them above the relegation parapet. Six of their eight wins this season, along with 17 of the 30 goals they have scored, have come when playing in Birmingham (W6 D6 L4 at home in 2020/21). This is in spite of the fact they have failed to net in nearly half their allotted home fixtures thus far (7/16).


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Middlesbrough – Teessiders will relish road trip?

No real surprise on Saturday when Middlesbrough (W13 D8 L12), who had lost five of six prior league fixtures at home, were unable to secure all three points against an in-form Cardiff. The Welsh club recording six consecutive victories beforehand. So in this respect, it was a pleasing point for Boro boss Neil Warnock, despite seeing his team lose further ground on the Championship play-offs.

Five points is now the gap between themselves and sixth-place Bournemouth. Hardly an insurmountable deficit for a club who will be able to call upon the expertise, experience and nous that Neil Warnock possesses in abundance when it comes to negotiating the business end of a promotion chasing season. On recent form, however, the 72-year-old has his work cut out with the Teesside outfit.

Aside from successive victories in the middle of February – beating Huddersfield 2-1 at home and league leaders Norwich 2-0 at Carrow Road – it has been a period of a toil, with those their only wins across their last nine Championship outings (W2 D2 L5). However, some of their standout displays in recent weeks were reserved for away fixtures, collecting ten of the last fifteen available points on the road (W3 D1 L1).

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Coventry Vs Middlesbrough Betting Advice

Neither of these teams can lay claim to being in form right now. There are mitigating factors for Coventry, though, who have faced five of the current top-eight in their past six matches (W1 D1 L3). The Sky Blues weren’t entirely disgraced either: competitive in losing to Cardiff, Norwich and Swansea, they would take points from both Brentford (2-0) and Watford (0-0) here at their temporary residence of St Andrew’s.


Coventry Vs Middlesbrough – Key Facts:

  • Both teams are suffering from disappointing bouts of form. Coventry with one win in eight Championship fixtures (W1 D3 L4) and Middlesbrough two wins from the last nine (W2 D2 L5).
  • Just one of the previous nine Coventry home league games produced both teams scoring, whereas five of the last six Middlesbrough contests saw this bet land.
  • Middlesbrough ran out 2-0 victors when these sides met earlier in the season. The Teessiders last beat Coventry away from home in 2000 (D2 L2 thereafter).


Middlesbrough have preferred travelling recently, picking up ten points from their last five away matches. There were some especially impressive results among them, not least the 0-0 draw at league leaders Norwich but also their 2-0 victory over Reading at The Madjeski. However, it is worth pointing out that Boro last won away to Coventry in 2000 (D2 L2 since), although the most recent of those dates back to 2012.

Best Betting Odds – Coventry Vs Middlesbrough

Coventry – 2/1 (Betfair)
Draw – 11/5 (BetFred)
Middlesbrough – 6/4 (BetVictor)