Coventry City predictions
- Number of Bets: 33
- Winning Bets: 16
- Average Odds: 1.84
- Overall Stake : 249
- Profit: 236.43
- Yield: -5.05 %
The Sky Blues’ biggest rivalry by far is the famed M69 derby. Their rivals in this bout are the Premier League side Leicester City, named after the motorway which connects the two cities.
Traditionally, Aston Villa were considered Coventry’s greatest rivals. However, Coventry’s fall from prominence in the top flight rendered it meaningless because the two teams would never meet in league play. The M69 derby was especially noted in the 2000s, though it’s starting to decline again. Leicester are growing both financially and in terms of their successes, while Coventry are barely managing to stay afloat in the EFL Championship.
Based in the West Midlands city of Coventry, this club was initially founded as Singers F.C. in 1885. Initially, this was a club of factory workers in the motor manufacturing company Singer. The old name only lasted for about a decade or two, however. The first two decades of their existence were marked by navigating the yet-unestablished second tier of early English football.
This continued until the 60s when the Coventry City reached a sort of golden age in the Premier League. They quickly became a consistent part of the top-flight, with more than 30 consecutive years. though they never won the title, they recorded a number of achievements and could often be found among the 10 best-placed teams in the country. An FA cup victory remains their greatest achievement from this period. That’s when things started going south.
As the 21st century progressed, they fell out of the Premier League and were almost forced into administration. It all culminated in a humiliation relegation to League Two in 2017 – their first fall to the fourth tier since 1959. Since then, they’ve slowly been trying to claw their way back up the ladder.
Due to the light blue traditional colour of their kits, Coventry are often called the Sky Blues.
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