Huddersfield vs Coventry Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | EFL Championship

Huddersfield vs Coventry Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | EFL Championship

Huddersfield vs Coventry Preview

Huddersfield vs Coventry will take place in the EFL Championship at the John Smith’s Stadium on March 29 as the 22nd-placed side take on the eighth-placed side.

The hosts will enter this contest on the back of a poor run of form. They have won just twice in their last eight games across competitions, losing four and drawing two. In that time, they have conceded 14 goals and scored nine goals. Huddersfield are winless in their last four games, drawing two and losing two. Their last outing was a goalless draw at bottom-side Rotherham. The Terriers will look for more points to get out of the drop zone in the coming weeks.

The visitors, on the other hand, are in a much better shape and form. They have lost just once in their last five games across competitions, winning all the other four. In that time, they have scored freely, hitting 16 goals and conceding just four. Coventry have 57 points and are just four points off the playoff spots. Having defeated Wolves 3-2 in the FA Cup last time out, they will look to continue their good run of form and try making it into the playoff spots.

With that said, let’s take a look at the team news coming out from both camps.

Huddersfield vs Coventry Team News

Huddersfield

Huddersfield's Ollie Turton
Huddersfield’s Ollie Turton. (Getty Images)

Manager Andre Breitenreiter will have very few injuries to worry about heading into his team’s next game. Defenders Josh Ruffels and Ollie Turton will be out long-term having already missed significant chunks of this season. They both could be out until the summer and might make it back only for pre-season.

Brodie Spencer picked up an injury in the last game and will be assessed in the 11th hour before the next. Sorba Thomas will miss out after being sent off in the last one, while Tom Lees, Matty Pearson and Delano Burgzorg risk being suspended if they receive another yellow card.

Coventry

Manager Mark Robins too has a very short injury list to worry about. Midfielders Tatsuhiro Sakamoto and Jamie Allen have missed a considerable amount of time through injuries and will not be available for the next game.

Meanwhile, Jay Dasilva, Ben Sheaf, Luis Binks and Milan van Ewijk have all been booked four times already this season. Should they receive another, they will be suspended for one game.

Huddersfield vs Coventry Predicted Lineups

Huddersfield

Breitenreiter will stick with the same XI, barring the suspended player he will be forced to replace.

Predicted XI: Lee Nicholls (GK); Matthew Pearson, Michal Helik, Radinio Balker; Brodie Spencer, Jack Rudoni, Jonathan Hogg (C), David Kasumu, Jaheim Headley; Delano Burgzorg, Ben Wiles.

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Coventry

Robins, too, will field the same lineup he did in their last game.

Predicted XI: Bradley Collins (GK); Joel Latibeaudiere, Bobby Thomas, Liam Kitching, Jake Bidwell; Ben Sheaf (C), Josh Eccles; Milan van Ewijk, Kasey Palmer, Haji Wright; Ellis Simms.

Huddersfield vs Coventry Head-to-Head Record

These two teams have met fairly often in the last few years. Coventry edge the head-to-head in the last five, winning two of those to Huddersfield’s one, while they have played two draws.

Last 5 Games

  • Coventry 1-1 Huddersfield (09/23)
  • Huddersfield 0-4 Coventry (03/23)
  • Coventry 2-0 Huddersfield (01/23)
  • Coventry 1-2 Huddersfield (04/22)
  • Huddersfield 1-1 Coventry (12/21)
Huddersfield vs Coventry
Huddersfield vs Coventry ended in a 1-1 draw last time. (Getty Images)

Huddersfield vs Coventry Prediction

Seeing the form Coventry are in, added to their position in the table, and the quality of players, there is only one favourite for this game. They have won two of the last three meetings and will look to add to their points to get closer to the playoffs.

Prediction: Huddersfield 1-4 Coventry.

Huddersfield vs Coventry Betting Tips & Odds

Both teams have scored in three of the last five meetings between these two sides. The same feat has occurred in three out of five of both teams’ last games, pointing towards the same happening again.

Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – Yes: 1.68
  • Match Total – Over 3.5 Goals: 3.10
  • Double Chance – Coventry or Draw: 1.38

Match Odds

  • Huddersfield Win: 3.05
  • Draw: 3.40
  • Coventry Win: 2.31

Huddersfield vs Coventry Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Friday, March 29th at 3:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: FanCode app & website.
  • UK: Sky Sports.
  • US: Hulu.

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