FootyMAD's Coventry City match preview

Last updated : 19 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Coventry City v Ipswich Town fixture

Ipswich Town face a trip to Coventry City at Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 39 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 12 wins, and Coventry City have come away with 16 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2007, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 DecCoventry City2 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 22 SepIpswich Town4 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2006/2007Tue 26 DecCoventry City1 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2006/2007Tue 12 SepIpswich Town2 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 19 NovCoventry City1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Tue 18 OctIpswich Town2 - 2Coventry CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 15 JanIpswich Town3 - 2Coventry CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Sky Blues have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Ipswich Town's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Tractor Boys's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Coventry City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 28 points from their 23 games played so far, Ipswich Town's 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Coventry City6222898
Ipswich Town6213887

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Tractor Boys has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Coventry City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Coventry CityDrawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Ipswich TownLost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.