Last weekend’s round of English Football League One clashes saw Coventry City host Ipswich Town at St. Andrew’s Stadium, where the two sides eked out a 1-1 draw. Will Keane’s first-half strike for the Tractor Boys was cancelled out in the second with a well-worked move being capped off by Maxime Biamou.

The point apiece saw the visitors claw a point back in the hunt for top spot between Paul Lambert’s side and Wycombe Wanderers, with the Chairboys leading the chase by four points. Meanwhile, the Sky Blues retained their playoffs spot by the skin of their teeth and ended the day sat sixth.

This tactical analysis will dissect the clash between the two sides and highlight key areas of their tactics while using analysis to explain how they had an impact on the game’s outcome, a 1-1 draw.


EFL League One 2019/20: Coventry City vs Ipswich Town – tactical analysis tactics
The two sides’ lineups for Coventry City vs Ipswich Town

Mark Robins deployed his side in a 3-4-1-2, which has not been an all too familiar setup for the Sky Blues of late. Over the last ten games, the same starting system has been deployed only once, in the 2-2 away draw with Peterborough United in late October. Last time out, the 2-0 away defeat to MK Dons in the Trophy, Robins opted for a 4-3-3 and alongside the structural change, he made nine changes in the starting lineup. Only Callum O’Hare and Amadou Bakayoko retained their starting spot from the midweek defeat.

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