Match Preview: Coventry City vs Swindon

Form Guide…

4th placed Swindon were defeated for the first time in thirteen games against Bury in midweek. Town’s form guide now reads two wins, three draws and one defeat in six games.

Away from the County Ground, Town beat Tranmere Rovers 3-1 last time out and have a record of three wins and three draws in six League One games; putting Swindon 7th in the away form guide. Swindon haven’t failed to score on their travels for three games.

Coventry City are making steady progress up the League One table. Not even the departure of Mark Robins has halted their climb to 8th. In their previous six outings, Coventry have three wins, one draw and two defeats.

Their record away from the Ricoh is much stronger after four away wins on the bounce. As hosts Coventry have lost the previous two games – to Yeovil and Crewe – with a record of two wins, one draw and three defeats.

Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk Head-to-Head…

In all League, FA Cup and Football League competitions, Town have faced Coventry City on 65 occasions, winning 20, drawing 18 and suffering 27 defeats, scoring 102 goals and conceding 109.

At Coventry, Town have 4 wins, 4 draws and 16 defeats, with 24 scored and 58 conceded.

Swindon haven’t won in Coventry since August 1952. In those 12 games, Town have won four and lost eight.

The Stats…

Defence Attack
Cov (Hosts) r STFC (Away) r Cov (Hosts) r STFC (Away) r
Shots Against Per Game 11.7 23 8.1 2 Shots For Per Game 14.1 3 12.3 1
% Shots Against on Target 62% 24 51.5% 19 % Shots For on Target 53.6% 4 57.7% 3
% Save Rate 82.9% 2 80.6% 5 % Strike Rate 9.6% 20 11.2% 15
Corners Against Per Game 5.2 16 4.9 3 Corners Won Per Game 5.7 15 7.6 1
Possession Conceded 50.3% 19 47.1% 3 Possession Won 49.7% 19 52.9% 3
R = rank: The ranking shown for each measure indicates the efficiency of the sides against the rest of the division as either hosts or the away side | 1 equals the best and 24 is the worst | TheWashbag.com

Games at the Ricoh are very attacking with a high amount of shots and shots on target for and against.

SCORED 1-15 16-30 31-45 45+ 46-60 61-75 76-90 90+
Cov (as hosts) 3 5 6 1 0 5 2 1
STFC (away) 2 4 5 0 5 3 2 1

Plenty of first half goals for Coventry as they’ve only scored during one of the previous six games after the break – two goals versus Oldham. I bed Leon Clarke scores this weekend…

CONCEDED 1-15 16-30 31-45 45+ 46-60 61-75 76-90 90+
Cov (as hosts) 0 4 3 1 3 3 6 1
STFC (away) 3 5 2 0 0 1 1 1

Coventry have most frequently scored in the final 15 minutes plus time added on, including in recent visits by Oldham and Crewe.

My prediction…

Kevin MacDonald’s first game in charge for Swindon must start with a victory…

2-1 to Swindon.

Come on You Reds!

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