Coventry City are currently placed fourth in the 2021-22 EFL Championship standings with 24 points from their opening 14 games. They are 10 points behind leaders Bournemouth and five behind second-placed Fulham. They are also three points clear of seven different teams who are on 21 points in the Championship. There has been a recent slump in Coventry City’s form, as they have gone without a win in their latest three Championship outings. In this post, we will look at Coventry City’s latest stats and find out the reason behind their loss of form.
The Sky Blues had a 2-2 draw at Blackburn on Matchday 12, followed by a 2-1 defeat at Preston North end and a 1-1 draw at Derby County. Before that, they recorded a 4-1 win over Fulham at home and had lost 5-0 t Luton the week before that. they were fighting for one of the top two spots in the early part of the season, but the last five games have seen them drop out of the title race and they now look to stay in one of the top six spots.
Coventry City have been an attacking prowess in the Championship, and have an xG of 23.53 in the first 14 games. They have underachieved this xG scoring just the 20 goals so far and have also conceded 17. Even if they have recently not been getting the results in their favour, they have been able to score goals regularly. They have scored eight goals in the last four games, though winning just one of these games. Recently, they’ve had a 2-2 draw against Blackburn, a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Preston and a 1-1 draw against Derby County.
In terms of taking shots and creating goal-scoring opportunities, Coventry have had a decent record. They have taken the joint-third most shots in the entire division with 179, but the problem has been in the quality of these shots and their finishing. They have hit the target only 61 times and have not been clinical enough in front of the goal. The Skyblues have had the sixth most positional attacks in the league, and have been impressive in converting these attacks into shots and goal-scoring chances. They have the third most positional attacks which have been converted into shots, with 111 shots from these attacks. The above two viz show the shot maps for Coventry City in the games against Preston North End and Derby County. It can be seen that they have taken comparatively fewer shots in these games, and scored only one goal each. In the early part of the season, they were in much better form and looked like they would compete for either the Championship title or a top-two spot. Their recent slump in form has led them to fall behind Bournemouth, Fulham and West Brom Albion. They will hope to regain some form and try and challenge again for a higher spot in the EFL Championship standings.