Tuesday is not just a Champions League game – it’s even more traditionally a day of meetings in the Champions League. It will not be a dull evening in England’s second division either. Against this backdrop, the game between the league’s mid-tiers, Bristol City and Coventry, could get lost. But our experts have taken a closer look at this pairing and have compiled a prediction for their match on February 22, 2022 especially for the website. Full statistics and all current odds can be found at 1xbet.
Bristol City have actually secured a fairly comfortable finish
The Crimson have a long history. They even somehow managed to win the Welsh Cup in 1934. But in recent times, there has only been an attempt to climb into the Premier League, which took place back in 2008, when, having only just returned from League 1, the club was only stopped by Fulham in the play-off final. But overall it is a modest team, even by Champions League standards, even if it does have some bright players. For example, Austria Weinmann, who has been scoring this season. Thanks to goals from Andreas, who is being helped by Scotsman Martin, they have improved a little this season, and now, unlike in 2021, there is no risk of relegation. Besides, they managed to beat Middlesbrough in the last round and reach the 40-point mark. That’s almost twice as many as the best of the underdogs.
Coventry have also managed to improve in the current draw.
The Sky Blues, for all their historical merits, only managed to climb out of League One in 2020. They only managed to finish 16th in the Championship, not a bad achievement considering their status as de facto newcomers. Now, Mark Robins’ side continue to strengthen in this division. Theoretically, they could even still try to claw their way into, say, 6th place, and thereby make the play-offs for an extra, 3rd Premier League berth. But in reality, it seems they can just drop the momentum and play out the current season “by inertia”, at best. On the other hand, 2 wins in the last 3 rounds hint at the fact that the dream, it seems, has not given up.
Coventry won both games in 2021. But it was at the Sky Blue’s ground that the clubs played twice then. In general, the home side have given up just 1 draw in 4 wins in the last 5 matches.
Experts consider the chances of winning the clubs as practically equal. The game should be interesting, expect “more than 2.5 goals” (odds – 1.91).