Blackburn Rovers vs Coventry City - Match Preview

Coventry City travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers on their pursuit of top-flight qualification in the EFL Championship.

We look at some stats to predict the match.

Coventry City are one of the strongest teams in the division right now sitting in third place in the table just behind on goal difference. With seven wins in 11 matches, they look really set to at least end up in the promotion playoff zone and a win over Blackburn can even see them go up to second position. They have won three of their last five matches including the 4-1 hammering of Fulham and will really love to be in the knick of the great form they are in.

The Sky Blues have scored a total of 16 goals so far boasting one of the strongest attacks in the league conceding 12 goals in return. 23 year Swedish forward, Viktor Gyokeres has been their highest scorer with nine goals and will most certainly be their biggest threat.

Blackburn Rovers vs Coventry City - Match Preview

Blackburn Rovers had a good start to the campaign but with two consecutive losses, a recent slump in form has seen them slump down to eighth in the league with 16 points in 11 games. Tony Mowbray and his men would certainly aim to hit back with a home win and Coventry’ inconsistency might just give them extra hope.

They have been the fourth-best attack in the division scoring 19 goals yet. However, scoring goals has not been the problem as it has been with the problem of keeping the opposition away. Rovers have leaked in a total of 16 goals and have been outscored by their opponents in the last couple of matches. 23-year-old Chilean striker, Ben Brereton Diaz is the joint highest goal scorer in the league with 10 goals and will again be their biggest attacking threat.

Blackburn Rovers vs Coventry City - Match Preview

Coventry City have relied more on positional attacks while scoring goals while Blackburn has been more of a counter-attacking side. But, even in the counter-attacking metric, Coventry has been ahead than the hosts with the most counterattacks in the league(54) compared to Rovers’ 26.

It will be certainly a difficult task for the vulnerable and out of confidence Blackburn defence to stop arguably the best attack in the division.

On the other hand, conceding just two goals less than Rovers, Coventry’ defence will also be put to test against their counters and the in-form Ben Brereton.

It will be a great battle between two of the best centre-forwards in the league to show who is better.

Blackburn have won both their last home matches and Coventry has failed to win their last two away matches. The hosts would certainly want to keep it the way it is while the visitors will look to mend their patchy away form.

It is going to be an exciting fixture and we predict a 0-1 win to Coventry.