COVENTRY welcome Notts County to the Ricoh Arena for the first leg of their League Two play-off semi-final. Thomas Thorn (@TomTomDRFC) offers his analysis and betting insight.
Coventry v Notts County | Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:30 | Sky Sports
Both of these two teams won their home fixture against their opponent ahead of their semi-final showdown. Coventry defeated Notts County on the first day of the season courtesy of a Jodi Jones hat-trick. County got their revenge on the Sky Blues by winning the return encounter 2-1 in August.
Coventry are in good form going into this game, winning three out of their last five, including a 6-1 win away at Cheltenham. They will be hoping to be promoted at the first time of asking following their relegation to League Two last season.
The Magpies started the season strongly and looked like they would challenge for a top three position. However, a lull in their form meant that they had to settle for the play-offs.
Coventry will be hoping that they can replicate their 3-0 win against County, even though their hat-trick hero that day is out injured. Only two points separated these sides at the end of the regular season and playing at home could be imperative to Coventry’s success. Bet365 are best odds for Coventry to win at 11/10.
In their last five games, both teams have seen their matches feature at least three goals, this includes the 6-1 win for Coventry and a 4-1 with for Notts County. Both contests between the two this term have also seen at least three goals in the games. Ladbrokes are 5/4 that there will be Over 2.5 Goals on Saturday.