Championship action on Monday comes from the Coventry Building Society Arena as two sides in need of a win meet.

Coventry know a victory will see them leapfrog visitors Huddersfield, who sit in 17th spot after saying goodbye to Neil Warnock following a 2-2 midweek draw at home against Stoke City.

The Sky Blues meanwhile have lost only two of their seven league games but have drawn four times already.

Football Bet of the Day

  • Coventry to beat Huddersfield and over 2.5 goals @ 7/4

Losing Gustavo Hamer to Sheffield United last month was a big blow for Coventry boss Mark Robins as his side looks to repeat last season’s run to the play-offs in the Championship.

The Brazil-born Dutchman said playing in England’s top flight was “every little boy’s dream” and he clearly wasn’t going to wait to find out if Coventry could help him live that out.

The Sky Blues response was to go out and brush aside Middlesbrough 3-0 within 24 hours. Robins’ side are unbeaten in nine of their last ten games in their own backyard after a 3-3 thriller with Watford last time out.

Darren Moore takes charge of Huddersfield for the first time here and the Terriers, unbeaten in three, will likely try and keep things tight, with less of a feel for the new manager bounce given that stat.

Draws against Sunderland, Watford, Swansea and Hull will have left Robins and Coventry frustrated, while their two league defeats this season came against Leicester and Cardiff.

The home side are odds-on to get back on the winning trail here and they can do that. Matt Godden has notched six goals in seven games of late for Coventry and the striker is proving a real threat, especially after the summer departure of last season’s top scorer Viktor Gyokores.

Huddersfield for their part have scored six goals in three games since their 4-0 home defeat to Norwich, while both teams have scored in six of Huddersfield’s last seven away league matches.

If that is the case once more, the home side are going to need at least a brace to get the win. While they drew a blank when Sunderland came calling last month, they have scored three in games either side of that at this venue against Middlesbrough and Watford.

The hosts can earn a second home win of the season and there should be plenty of goals scored, quite possibly at both ends.

 

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