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Coventry vs AFC Bournemouth Predictions

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England Championship | St Andrew's | 2nd October
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Coventry vs AFC Bournemouth predictions as these two sides kick off the next round of Championship fixtures. Can Coventry make it two wins from two at their borrowed ground? Read on for our free Championship betting tips and predictions.

Predictions & Tips

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Both Teams To Score @ 20/23

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Draw 1-1 @ 11/2

Reason For Coventry vs AFC Bournemouth Predictions

  • Bournemouth’s first two games of the season saw seven goals scored
  • Each of Bournemouth’s last five away trips have seen both teams score
  • Bournemouth face 15 shots per game on average this season
  • Coventry have scored in their last nine home league games

Coventry onto Cherries’ level

A couple of months ago, Bournemouth were battling Premier League relegation while Coventry had their season cut-short. Now they’re competing at the same level, with the Sky Blues set to give Bournemouth a serious test when they clash in Friday’s Championship clash.

The hosts aren’t being held back by their lack of a home stadium, as they continue their tenancy at Birmingham’s St Andrew’s. Their first game here saw them edge out QPR in an entertaining 3-2 win. Will they produce another thriller against the Cherries?

Pair to open up at St Andrew’s

Coventry were held to a 0-0 draw by Barnsley in their last outing, but we expect them to set the agenda in this clash. Their approach in encounters with Bristol City and QPR have shown the Sky Blues to be an adventurous side, while they were able to bounce back after falling behind in both clashes. The fact that the Barnsley clash had such few openings didn’t suit them, so we expect a more open clash at St Andrew’s.

The same goes for Bournemouth, who edged a tight encounter with Norwich last weekend, winning 1-0. However, that was a blip in terms of the Cherries’ entertaining start, with seven goals scored in their opening two matches since relegation. The Cherries also lost 2-1 at Man City in the EFL Cup, their fifth away game on the spin to see both teams score.

Friday night chances

So far this season, Coventry’s matches have averaged 22 shots per game, with the hosts hitting 12 of those. They face a Bournemouth side who still have issues at the back, having faced 15 shots per game on average so far. However, the visitors have proven to be a threat from open play, counter attacks and set pieces so far this term, so we expect them to threaten the Sky Blues.

The hosts have scored in their last nine league games at this ground and we see them finding the net once again here. With Bournemouth looking too open so far and Coventry seeing both teams score in three of their last four games, we’re going with BTTS as our first pick here. Meanwhile, the hosts have drawn two of their last three games in all competitions so our correct score prediction is a 1-1 draw.

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