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- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in 12 of Coventry’s last 16 home fixtures.
- Each of Preston’s last four away matches have seen under 2.5 goals scored.
- The last four meetings between these two sides have also seen under 2.5 goals scored.
Low-scoring contest on the cards at St Andrew’s
A run of four wins in five has ended any concerns Coventry may have had of suffering an immediate relegation back to League One this season.
The Sky Blues’ home form has been key to their success, as they have only lost three of their last 17 matches on their own patch, a feat made all the more impressive as they are currently playing their home games at Birmingham’s St Andrew’s Stadium.
Mark Robins has also tightened his side up defensively over recent months, particularly on home soil, with under 2.5 goals having been scored in 12 of Coventry’s last 16 fixtures on their own patch.
Preston’s form has also improved of late, with the Lilywhites having lost just one of their last five games since interim manager Frankie McAvoy took charge.
McAvoy has also taken four points from his two away matches at the helm, while there has been a general lack of goals in Preston’s recent away fixtures, with under 2.5 having been scored in each of their last four on the road.
Recent meetings between Coventry and Preston have also tended to be cagey, with the last four clashes having seen under 2.5 goals scored and we are predicting that to bear fruit once again on Saturday.
Our overall prediction is for Coventry to edge the match 1-0, given the Sky Blues have won four and lost just one of their last six games on home soil.