FootyMAD's Coventry City match preview

Last updated : 03 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Coventry City v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Coventry City at Ricoh Arena at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 31 and win only 6 of the 55 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 22 MarSouthampton0 - 0Coventry CityCHMP
2007/2008Sat 15 DecCoventry City1 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2006/2007Tue 20 FebCoventry City2 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2006/2007Wed 09 AugSouthampton2 - 0Coventry CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 04 MarSouthampton1 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2005/2006Mon 29 AugCoventry City1 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2000/2001Fri 22 DecCoventry City1 - 1SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Saints's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Coventry City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 12 points from their 9 games played so far, Southampton find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 11 points from their 9 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Saints could well see them head back from Ricoh Arena with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Coventry City Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Southampton 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.