Take Swindon To Beat Woeful Coventry
Title contenders Swindon entertain Coventry at the County Ground on Saturday and are expected to land all three points against a side struggling 16 places below in the League One table.
However, Paolo Di Canio is wary of the visitors who have shown signs of encouragement under new boss Mark Robin lately. Di Canio said: “Since their new manager arrived they have won two games.
“There’s a new confidence and you can see there is better discipline and shape. But we are at home and we are going to play like Swindon – with determination and belief that we are going to win.”
Swindon won promotion from League Two last season with Di Canio winning the title in his first season in management. After 11 games, the Robins are in a playoff position and if results go the right way on Saturday, they could climb into an automatic promotion slot.
The match betting sees Swindon favourite at 5/6 with BetVictor who go 4/1 Coventry and Ladbrokes offer 11/4 the draw.
Matt Le Tissier says: “Coventry have been largely woeful this season and I really can’t see things changing for them when they travel to Paolo Di Canio’s Swindon today. The Robins have won four of their last five and the 5/6 with BetVictor still looks a good price for the home side.”
Coventry couldn’t buy a result at the start of the season and it took nine games for the Sky Blues to register their first league win, a 1-0 victory at Oldham two weeks ago. Another 1-0 victory at home against fellow strugglers Bournemouth has seen Coventry climb above last week’s rivals to edge out of the relegation places.
Swindon are without skipper Alan McCormack who has not recovered from a hamstring injury that saw him sidelined last week and striker Andy Williams is out for a month with a calf problem. Leading scorer Matt Ritchie has netted six times from midfield and is 12/5 with Paddy Power to get on the scoresheet against Coventry.
Richard Wood is hopeful of starting in the Coventry defence after suffering a facial injury at York in midweek. William Edjenguele and Gary McSheffrey are both available for selection. Striker David McGoldrick is on loan from Nottingham Forest and has scored in Coventry’s last two games. Paddy Power is offering 16/5 for McGoldrick to score at any time.