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Coventry vs Middlesbrough Predictions & Tips - Sky Blues in Strong Form for Championship Play-Offs

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Last updated: 12 May 2023
Alex Waite 12 May 2023
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  • Coventry vs Middlesbrough predictions for Sunday’s Championship play-off match
  • The first leg is being played at the Coventry Building Society Arena (12:00 BST)
  • Can the Sky Blues secure a first-leg advantage in the play-offs?
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Mark Robins' Coventry have won their last 2 home matches (Getty Images)

Coventry vs Middlesbrough Predictions


Coventry ended their Championship campaign strongly and Middlesbrough’s late season form dipped. The Sky Blues rarely lose at home and can notch a first-leg win over Boro. 
  • Coventry vs Middlesbrough Predictions
  • Head-to-Head
  • Coventry Form
  • Coventry Injuries & Team News
  • Middlesbrough Form
  • Middlesbrough Injuries & Team News

  • Coventry have won their last 2 home matches
  • Coventry have won their last 2 home matches against Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough have lost their last 2 away matches

Head-to-Head


Middlesbrough have a 19-18 advantage against Coventry in 53 meetings with 16 draws.

Coventry Form


Coventry drew 1-1 at Middlesbrough in their final match of the Championship season. Gustavo Hamer struck in the first half before Coventry conceded just before half time.

The draw followed back-to-back home wins against Birmingham (2-0) and Reading (2-1). 

Mark Robins’ side finished fifth in the Championship after going unbeaten in 16 of their last 17 matches. 

Coventry Injuries & Team News


Midfielders Kasey Palmer and Callum Ohare are out.

Forward Fabio Tavares is also out.

Middlesbrough Form


Middlesbrough drew at home against Coventry (1-1) last time out. Boro conceded after 22 minutes and Cameron Archer equalised in first half injury time.

The stalemate followed consecutive defeats at Rotherham (1-0) and Luton (2-1). Michael Carrick’s side finished fourth in the table with 75 points. 

Middlesbrough Injuries & Team News


Midfielder Aaron Ramsey and defenders Dael Fry and Matt Clarke are out. 

Verdict

Coventry are in strong form at home. Middlesbrough are poor on the road and the Sky Blues can take advantage in the first-leg.

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