Coventry vs Southampton Prediction: Saints to continue unbeaten run

 | December 12 | 

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The Championship has another set of midweek fixtures to look ahead to, and fourth-placed Southampton will look to continue their promotion push with a trip to the CBS Arena. We have previewed the game, and given a couple of betting selections for you to consider ahead of this midweek clash. 

Coventry vs Southampton Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals @ 10/11
  • Southampton to win @ 7/5

Team News

Matty Godden should return for Coventry after missing Friday’s win over Birmingham due to his wife giving birth to their baby boy. Meanwhile, Kasey Palmer returned to the bench against Birmingham, as Callum O’Hare found the net for the first time after his ACL injury. 

For Southampton, Kamaldeen Sulemana remains absent with a hamstring issue and Ross Stewart has suffered a setback in his recovery, and is now out until late January. Che Adams and Carlos Alcaraz are both fit to start here. 

Match Odds

Coventry are 13/8 to win this one, while Southampton are 7/5. A draw is priced at 12/5, over 2.5 goals is 4/5 and BTTS is 8/13

Under 2.5 goals @ 10/11

Coventry have found some defensive solidity over the past few weeks, keeping four clean sheets out of their last five games. Three of those games have ended under 2.5 goals, including two of their last three outings. They even only lost 2-1 to Ipswich Town, a team who have been on fire in front of goal this term. 

Meanwhile Southampton have been on an incredible unbeaten run, but they haven’t been blowing teams away. Their last four matches have ended under 2.5 goals, and they have only scored more than once, once during that run. They aren’t quite as free-flowing as many expected this term, and have only conceded three goals in their last six matches. This should be a relatively tight affair. 

Southampton to win @ 7/5

Coventry have enjoyed an upturn in form of late, winning four of their last five matches, but they have beaten three struggling sides, in the form of Plymouth, Birmingham and Millwall during that time. They’ve only played three of the top six so far this season, and have lost each time, against Leicester, Ipswich and West Brom respectively. It looks as if the Sky Blues are a mid-table outfit this term, and they are likely to find life tough against elite opposition.

Saints haven’t lost a match since mid-September and are one of the top four sides in the league at this moment in time. As a result, I believe they will have enough to get past a resurgent Sky Blues.  

Check out our other Football Betting Tips here. 

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