Coventry vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

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Nottingham Forest
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Coventry to Win

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Coventry 2-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Forest lost nine times away from home last term
  • Coventry had the third most wins in the Championship in April and May last term

Coventry’s homecoming

All football fans across England are delighted to be getting back into stadiums for the opening weekend of action, but that counts double for Coventry. Having seen their side playing at St Andrew’s in Birmingham in recent years, the Sky Blues finally return home this weekend.

Coventry’s success in their home away from home has been impressive, claiming League One promotion before keeping their place in the second tier last season. They’ll be hoping to continue that rise back at their own ground.

Forest searching for steady ground

The visitors finished a place below Coventry last term and this season will be about stability for them. Chris Hughton is the man who can deliver that, especially in a quiet summer transfer window for the club. They’re usually pushing the boat out in a promotion bid, but Ethan Horvath from Club Brugge is Forest’s only summer addition.

There’s been a change at Coventry too. The Sky Blues have picked up some obscure signings from around Europe to strengthen their side in recent windows, but this time they’re moving for free transfers mostly to beef up the squad. Given that they’ve been building piece by piece to this point, it’s hard to doubt their approach.

Home comforts for Coventry

Having fans back and returning home is the boost that Coventry need. They should make a good start back at their own ground, with Forest losing nine times on their travels last season.

Nottingham Forest have lost their first league game of the season in each of the last two campaigns and we’re backing them to lose out to a Coventry side who had the league’s third best record in the final two months of last season. The Sky Blues look settled in this division and we’re backing them for a victory, with a 2-1 home win our correct score prediction.


  • Four of Coventry’s last six home games in the Championship have ended with under 2.5 goals
  • Both teams had scored by the break the last time these two met in the Championship

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