Notts County vs Coventry City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 19:45 Hrs

Venue: Meadow Lane

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Notts County vs Coventry City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Friday evening (19:45) fixture is a second-leg of the League Two promotion play-off semi-final.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

The first leg at the Ricoh Stadium was played out in wet conditions and it ended in a controversial 1-1 draw.  Jonathan Forte put County ahead but City netted a Mark McNulty penalty three minutes before the end while the Magpies will feel hard done by for not getting a spot-kick of their own.

The meeting between these two at Meadow Lane this season came in April and the hosts won that one 2-1.  Jonathan Forte who netted in the first-leg grabbed a brace that day while Jordan Ponticelli bagged for the Sky Blues.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Given that Notts County were the stronger side in the first-leg and have already beaten Coventry here in April I am surprised to find them as outsiders.  Throw into the mix just two home defeats all season and I think they need to be backed at the prices.

Seven of the last ten at Meadow Lane and nine of the last ten for the Sky Blues on the road have seen both teams find the back of the net and I think taking the hosts to win and both teams to score also looks value.

 

Notts County to win the game

Notts County to win the game and both teams to score

 

Notts County saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Notts County saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Coventry City

Coventry City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Coventry City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Notts County

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Notts County Form Guide

Notts County Team Logo

Notts County

Won

0

Draw

3

Lost

7
L A

28-04-2018

League 2

Grimsby Town Team Logo Grimsby Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

05-05-2018

League 2

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-05-2018

League 2 Playoff

Coventry City Team Logo Coventry City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-05-2018

League 2 Playoff

Coventry City Team Logo Coventry City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

04-08-2018

League 2

Colchester United Team Logo Colchester United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

League 2

Cambridge United Team Logo Cambridge United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 7 - 6

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

17-08-2018

League 2

Yeovil Town Team Logo Yeovil Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

Coventry City Form Guide

Coventry City Team Logo

Coventry City

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
W A

28-04-2018

League 2

Cheltenham Town Team Logo Cheltenham Town

FT 1 - 6

(HT 0 - 4)

D H

05-05-2018

League 2

Morecambe Team Logo Morecambe

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-05-2018

League 2 Playoff

Notts County Team Logo Notts County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-05-2018

League 2 Playoff

Notts County Team Logo Notts County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

28-05-2018

League 2 Playoff

Exeter City Team Logo Exeter City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 5 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

L H

04-08-2018

League 1

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

11-08-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Notts County Preview

At Meadow Lane, no side in the division has lost a lower number of games than the two Notts County have.  They are unbeaten in their last nine in all competitions here with four of these finishing all-square.

Defence has been key at their own ground with a tied divisional best of just 19 goals having been scored.  They also are not short of goals with 43 having been netted in front of their own fans which is a joint-second best in League Two.

Seven of the last ten the Magpies have played at their own place have seen both teams find the back of the net.  They have conceded just seven first-half home goals over the course of the season.

 

Notts County Team News

Mason Bennett (hamstring) is a doubt for this game.

 

Coventry City Preview

Away from the Ricoh Arena, the Sky Blues have been a mixed bag with nine victories, five draws and nine defeats from their 23 fixtures.  They have been playing well on their travels lately with four victories, one draw and just one defeat in their last six.

Their defence away from their own ground has been strong with only promoted Luton conceding under the 23 they have shipped.  They have struggled a little more with attacking netting just 28 times.

Both teams to score has been a feature of recent Coventry away fixtures and has happened in nine of their last ten in all competitions.  Mark McNulty and Jordan Ponticelli both have three goals each from their last three on the road.

 

Coventry City Team News

Jodi Jones and Tony Andreu (both knee issues) are both unlikely to feature while Jordan Willis (illness) hopes to return.

 

Notts County Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Coventry City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Notts County vs Coventry City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Adam Collin 191 78
2 LB Matt Tootle 175 70
5 CD Richard Duffy 178 65
23 RB Daniel Jones 188 84
16 CD Shaun Brisley 188 77
7 LM Lewis Alessandra 175 73
4 CM Elliott Hewitt 180 75
18 CM Liam Noble 173 55
10 RM Jorge Grant 175 73
14 CF Jonathan Forte 183 77
30 CF Jonathan Stead 191 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Lee Burge 180 70
15 CD Dominic Hyam - -
3 RB Chris Stokes 185 83
4 CD Jordan Willis 180 70
2 LB Jack Grimmer 179 70
30 LM Tom Bayliss - -
6 CM Liam Kelly 185 70
8 CM Michael Doyle 178 71
26 RM Jordan Shipley - -
9 CF Maxime Biamou - -
10 CF Mark McNulty 178 69