🕗 Sunday 14th of May, 12:00 GMT
Here we have a preview of this Championship play-off semi-final game along with all the stats to help you make up your bet builders also we have some football betting tips for this game that may interest you.
On Sunday afternoon in the Championship play-offs, we see 4th-placed Middlesbrough take on 5th-placed Coventry. The first leg of the tie will be played at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Sunday afternoon. Both sides will be looking to take the advantage going into the second leg which will be played at the Riverside Stadium.
Coventry’s top goal scorer this season has been Viktor Gyökeres. He has managed to score an outstanding twenty-one goals in the forty-four games he has featured in.
The Swedish man has also registered ten assists in the league this season. Gyökeres’ form has attracted plenty of interest from Premier League teams but Mark Robins side will be looking to keep hold of their star striker.
Boro’s top goalscorer this season has been Chuba Akpom. The Englishman has scored an excellent twenty-eight goals in the league. The Middlesbrough forward has also managed to pick up two assists for his side.
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Middlesbrough will be hoping to return to the Premier League. Boro last played in the Premier League in the 2016/2017 season, which saw them finish 19th in the league.
Michael Carrick’s side finished fourth in the Championship this season. Middlesbrough finished the season poorly to their standards and are now without a win in their last three games.
Coventry finished the season in fifth place. The Sky Blues ended the season on a seven-game unbeaten run. Mark Robin’s side have done exceptionally well this season, especially after receiving a points deduction. If Coventry makes it into the Premier League, this will be their first time in the Premier League since the 2000/2001 season.
The two sides have met twice in the Championship this season. Middlesbrough have been unable to pick up a victory on both occasions.
Coventry managed to beat Boro 1-0 on the 1st of October. However, Michael Carrick wasn’t appointed until the 24th of October. The two sides have now met under the new reign of Michael Carrick and on this occasion, both sides ended the game with a point a piece. This game was each of the sides’ last game of the season.
Having a bet on the game? Here our football betting tips.
Over 8.5 shots on target in the game?
Akpom to have more than 0.5 shots on target?
Both teams to score?
Over 10.5 corners in the game?
Tommy Smith to receive a yellow card?
You can get this as a 17/1 Bet Builder accumulator for these outcomes with BetUK.
Fancy Coventry to take the lead into the second leg first leg and Kyle McFazden to receive a yellow card? Bet365 are offering 15/2 for this Bet Builder double.
If you fancy both sides top goalscorers to get on to the scoresheet on Sunday, SkyBet have Gyökeres and Akpom to score anytime at 6/1.
Our tip: Draw
Coventry Top Goalscorers
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Boro Top Goalscorers
Boro Yellow Cards
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