April 9 2012
Head-To-Head, Recent Form, Team News, and the Latest Betting Odds, ahead of Monday's Championship match between Bristol City (21st in the table) and Coventry City (22nd in the table).
The two sides have met 60 times previously, with Coventry City having won 20 times, Bristol City winning 19 times, with 21 matches ending in a draw. Coventry City's League record against Bristol City is: W18 L16 D19.
Bristol City have the second worst home record in the division, having won five, drawn five, and lost ten times, while Coventry City have the worst away record, having won one, drawn five, and lost fourteen times.
Bristol City have scored twenty goals at home, and conceded thirty, while Coventry City have scored only eleven times away from home (Four less than the nearest worst record, which belongs to Bristol City!), and conceding 31.
Pitman with seven and Adomah with five are their highest league scores, following the departure of Maynard (Eight goals) to West Ham. McSheffrey with eight, and McDonald with four, are Coventry City's top scorers.
Bristol City have won only two of their last fourteen games, including away at Nottingham Forest last Saturday, and previously versus Leicester. Coventry City are unbeaten in their last seven games, having won twice and drawn five times.
The previous fixture earlier this season saw Coventry City win 1-0 at the Ricoh thanks to a Gary Deegan goal in the 72 minute. Last season, Bristol City won the fixture at the Ricoh 4-1 (In a fixture that saw them leading 3-0 at half-time, and also saw Marlon King sent off), and lost the home fixture 2-1 at Ashton Gate, with Platt and Turner scoring for the away side.
Bristol City are 28/17 to win this match, with Coventry City around 2/1. The draw is 9/4. Wood 6/1, Pitman 13/2, Stead 15/2, are favourites for first scorer, with Adomah, Nimely (Surely due a goal now?), Platt, McDonald and McSheffrey all at 8/1. Jordan Willis is 40/1. Bristol City are 9/1 to win 2-1, while Coventry City are 11/1 the same scoreline (Bristol City are 33/1 for a 3-0 win).
Despite Andy Thorn's claim that this isn't a be all and end all game, defeat would leave Coventry City four points adrift of Bristol City with four games left to play - a massive ask to over-turn such a deficit.