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Coventry City v Luton Town Betting Tips [27 May 2023]

Football - Championship

27 May 2023 10:45

45' :  0 - 1
penalties: 6-7
Both teams to score: No
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The match

A spot in the Premier League is on the line when Coventry City and Luton Town face off for the Championship playoff final at Wembley. Luton in finished third-place in the main season while Coventry ended up 10 points behind their opponents in fifth-place. Both teams would be looking at a long-awaited return to England’s top flight should they emerge victorious here. It’s been over two decades since Coventry last competed in the Premier League while Luton fans haven’t seen their side in the top division in 31 years.

A run of only one loss in their last 17 Championship fixtures saw Coventry shoot up the table and secure themselves a spot in the playoff. The Sky Blues took on Middlesbrough in the playoff semi-final. After a 0-0 home draw, Coventry would secure a 1-0 away victory at the Riverside to advance to the final. The results in the semi-final mean that Coventry have now gone nine matches without defeat, although only four of them have resulted in victories. Mark Robins’ team has certainly been prone to stalemates this season as they have racked up the second-most draws in the Championship at 16. Coincidentally, their opponents today led the division with 17 draws from the 46 league fixtures.

Luton Town put together an impressive run of their own to end the Championship main season. The Hatters finished with a stretch of 14 matches unbeaten with eight wins heading into their semi-final showdown with Sunderland. This streak was brought to an end in their 2-1 defeat away from home in the first leg. However, Rob Edwards’ team would rally in the return leg and secure themselves a 2-0 home victory to progress to Wembley. A deciding factor in this final could be Luton’s more consistent results when playing away from familiar territory. Luton Town averaged 1.71 points per contest as the road team this season while Coventry averaged just 1.38.

Key Statistics

  • Coventry have kept three clean sheets in their last four matches.
  • ‘Both teams to score: No’ has come through in two of Luton Town’s last three games.
  • Three of Coventry’s last four matches have seen at least one team fail to find the net.
  • Both teams have scored in only 19 of Coventry’s 48 Championship matches this season (40%), which is the lowest mark in the league.
  • 26 of Luton’s 48 Championship matches (56%) have seen at least one team keep a clean sheet.

The bet of our experts

The bookmakers are expecting a tense, low-scoring affair with the odds heavily skewed towards under 2.5 goals. Backing at least one of these teams to fail to score offers a good pathway into betting against goals but at slightly better odds. This match is often billed the “richest game in football” due to the Premier League revenue the winner is set to receive. As a result, expect plenty of nerves in this game with how much is on the line. Additionally, these sides have a history of closely-fought fixtures with the last three meetings between the two finishing in draws. Our Coventry City vs Luton Town prediction is for at least one clean sheet with ‘Both teams to score: No’ as the bet.

Created on 25/05/2023 at 18:05
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