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Middlesbrough vs Coventry Predictions & Tips - Boro to Gain Upper Hand in Championship Play Off

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Last updated: 15 May 2023
Alex Waite 15 May 2023
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  • Middlesbrough vs Coventry predictions for Wednesday’s Championship play-off match
  • The second leg is being played at the Riverside Stadium (20:00 BST)
  • Can Boro make their home edge count in the second leg?
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Middlesbrough have won 10 of their last 13 home matches (Getty Images)

Middlesbrough vs Coventry Predictions


Middlesbrough regularly dominate at the Riverside and create plenty of chances. Boro can utilise their home advantage and defeat a Coventry side that rarely threatens on the road. 
  • Middlesbrough vs Coventry Predictions
  • Head-to-Head
  • Middlesbrough Form
  • Middlesbrough Injuries & Team News
  • Coventry Form
  • Coventry Injuries & Team News

  • Middlesbrough have won 10 of their last 13 home matches (Championship)
  • Middlesbrough have seen over 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 9 home matches
  • Middlesbrough have won 2 of their last 3 matches against Coventry

Head-to-Head


Middlesbrough have a 19-18 advantage against Coventry in 54 meetings with 17 draws.

Middlesbrough Form


Middlesbrough were held to a 0-0 draw at Coventry in the play-off first leg. Boro had the better chances with 1.07-0.64 expected goals and couldn’t find the breakthrough. 

It followed a 1-1 home draw with Coventry to end the Championship season. Boro also lost at Rotherham (2-0) and Luton (1-0) to complete their campaign.

Michael Carrick’s side have been in strong recent home form, winning 10 of their last 13 and scoring 35.

Middlesbrough Injuries & Team News


Midfielder Aaron Ramsey and defender Matt Clarke are ruled out.

Coventry Form


Coventry drew 0-0 at home against Middlesbrough in the play-off semi-final first leg. The Sky Blues held on to draw despite having no shots on target and just 39% possession.

It was Coventry’s second consecutive stalemate after a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough. Mark Robins’ side are unbeaten in their last eight, winning three and drawing five.

Coventry Injuries & Team News


Midfielders Kasey Palmer and Callum Ohare and forward Fabio Tavares are out.

Verdict

Middlesbrough have impressed at the Riverside and score a lot of goals at home. Coventry are likely to be on the back foot and Boro can progress to the play-off final with a win.

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