Coventry vs Portsmouth Betting Tip Draw – 11th February 2020

A share of the spoils to come in top-five League clash?

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EnglandCoventry vs PortsmouthEngland
11th February 19:45hrs
Football – England – League One
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 21/10 odds taken 16:04 GMT, Monday 10th February

This is a big top-five clash in League One on Tuesday night. Coventry are sitting one point better off than Portsmouth are in the table. Both are carrying at least a couple of games in hand over the top three in the league, so there are massively important points up for grabs in the push for automatic promotion.

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Can Coventry sustain good home form?

It has been a great season for Coventry at home. Well, at their rental home as they are playing home games at Birmingham’s St Andrews. It is a W9 D4 L1 record that the Sky Blues have taken from home fixtures this season. It has been impressive stuff. Their one home loss happened back in the middle of October against Tranmere.

They are undefeated in seven home League One fixtures since then and are on a five-match scoring streak. Overall, home and away, Coventry are unbeaten in their last eight league games. They have been very defensively sharp this season in home games, as they averaged only 0.71 goals per game against them. Just 36% of Coventry’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals.

Our betting prediction:
Under 1.5 goals

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(odds taken 16:04 GMT, Monday 10th February)

There has been a big trend in the home wins that Coventry have taken. Eight of the nine have been by a one-goal margin only. Of the goals that they have shipped in home games, 70% went against them in the first half of the fixture.

The Sky Blues have conceded just three second-half home goals all campaign. Surprisingly, despite their great home record, Coventry have opened the scoring in just six of fourteen home fixtures.


Big road test for Pompey

Portsmouth are currently carrying some brilliant league form. They have put together a five-match winning streak, conceding just the one goal in that sequence. They haven’t conceded in any of their last four played.

This is a big test away from home for them regardless. The away record that Pompey has taken this season is W5 D3 L6. They have secured a three-match winning streak away from home currently.

But digging a little deeper Pormsouth have won just one of three away games this season against teams currently in the top half of the table (L2). Each of their last four away wins have been with a clean sheet, however.

Less than half of Portsmouth’s away games played this season have gone over 2.5 goals. This being a contest between two very good teams, it is probably going to be tight.

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Four of the six away defeats that Portmosuh have suffered this season have been by just a one-goal margin. Overall home and away, Pompey have hit the back of the net in each of their last seventeen league games and in each of their last eight away from home.

They have been leading at half time in exactly half of their fourteen games. Pompey have conceded 71% of their away games in the second half of games.


Coventry vs Portsmouth Betting Advice

A big game between two of the stronger teams in the division and that means that it will probably be tight. Portsmouth are carrying great form and have tightened up at the back, but have only returned an average away record this season.


Key Facts – Coventry vs Portsmouth Betting Tip

  • Coventry have the joint-best defensive record in the league
  • Coventry took a 3-3 draw on their trip to Portsmouth earlier this season
  • Portsmouth are the top scorers in League One


Coventry just look a tough side to break down, and they boast the joint-best defensive record in the entire division. So even though they are facing the top-scoring side from League One, things may well balance out and settle in a draw.


The best betting odds for Coventry vs Portsmouth

Coventry to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Draw: 21/10 at Bet365
Portsmouth: 2/1 at Bet365