Notts County v Coventry Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th May 2018

Magpies to squeeze past Sky Blues at Meadow Lane

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Notts County v Coventry Betting Tips – League Two 18th May 7.45pm

Coventry rescued a late draw at home in the first leg of this League Two Play Off tie thanks to a converted penalty. How important will that turn out to be down the line for them? Notts County will be looking to make the most of home advantage now back at Meadow Lane for the second leg, where they have already take a home win over the Sky Blues this season. Will they be able to drive on towards the final or will that late penalty come back to haunt them?

Notts County News and Form

Notts County put in a good season on home soil with a W14 D7 L2 record at Meadow Lane. They didn’t suffer a loss in any of their last eight games on home soil and they didn’t have any problem putting the ball in the back of the net. County averaged 1.9 goals per home game this term and 57% of their home matches went over 2.5 goals. Defensively they conceded at an average of 0.8 goals per game at home and took a clean sheet in 39% of their matches at Meadow Lane. 70% of County’s goals at home during the season were produced in the second half of matches so the half-time draw at bet365 for 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018) is well worth a look. The home advantage factor could play big here as County had the third-best home record in the entire division this season and that is going to be a big hurdle for the visiting Coventry to overcome. Granted the defence of the Magpies wasn’t as strong over the second half of the season, but they looked fairly comfortable in the first leg of this play off tie. In the bet365 correct score market a Notts County 1-0 is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018).

Coventry News and Form

Coventry posted a W4 D1 L1 record in their final half-dozen road games this season so they put in a pretty decent finish. They only won the nine away games across the course of the season so they improved down the final stretch quite a bit. That was a real lifeline that they got at the Ricoh in the first leg through their last spot-kick and that would give them a lift of confidence. It was important to stay in this tie at home because their defence hasn’t been very good recently. Including the first leg of the play off tie that is just the one clean sheet in their last nine games now. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five on the road so they are going to be vulnerable in this second leg at Meadow Lane. But because this is a high-pressure situation it is likely that this will be another close affair and under 2.5 goals at bet365 for 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018) looks a reasonable option. Coventry only took a clean sheet in 26% of their away games during the regular season and 64% of their away goals were netted in the second half of matches. There was a big trend of them losing 1-0 at half time on the road during the season away from home in League Two this season which is a decent betting option to consider. Seven of their nine away defeats were by a one goal margin only.

Notts County v Coventry Head to Head

Things stand even from the previous meetings this season after they traded home wins during the regular season before that first leg tie at the Ricoh. Notts County are carrying home form against the Sky Blues as they are undefeated in their last four league home games against them (W2 D2). They have taken two clean sheets in their last three at Meadow Lane against the Sky Blues. Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings.

Notts County v Coventry Betting Odds*

Coventry 17/10, Notts County 8/5, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018)

Notts County v Coventry Predictions

Notts County to win: Home advantage could well count in this one because the Magpies are so strong at Meadow Lane. They are in great form there and they should be able to make the most of this opportunity against a Coventry side who haven’t been all that reliable at the back recently.


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