It has been a pretty rotten season for Chesterfield so far who start the weekend rooted to the foot of the table with just three points on the board from three games played. With a crumbling defence, they may have trouble holding off the attentions of Coventry who come for a visit, even though the Sky Blues have gone off the boil a bit after their positive start to the season. In the match outright market, it is the visiting Sky Blues who are 23/20 with Coral to take the victory, leaving Chesterfield at an unconvincing 12/5 price to win.
The Spireites are in some early troubles here with a W1 L3 record going. The only bright thing to look at is that their lone win happened on home soil when they beat Port Vale in their last home match. But their defence has, by and large, been woeful, shipping nine goals across three defeats and they were torn apart in a heavy 4-1 defeat at Newport last weekend. Will they be able to hold out defensively against Coventry?
The SKy Blues came out swinging this season taking back to back clean sheet wins over Notts County and Grimsby, but they have hit the skids with back to back defeats now against Newport and Yeovil. Coupled with a Football League Trophy loss at home to Shrewsbury (Coventry were reining champions), that’s three defeats on the bounce from them. Surprisingly they have failed to hit the back of the net in their last two league games.
Head to Head News
Chesterfield won this home game last season taking a 1-0 win over the Spireites. They have gone W2 D1 L1 in their last four at the Proact Stadium against the Sky Blues. Overall home and away things are just in favour of Coventry though who have lost only one of their previous six League Two games against Chesterfield in a W3 D2 L1 record against them. Both teams have scored in just two of those six previous games.
Top Betting Tips
Chesterfield are just in a defensive mess and this should be a decent chance for Coventry to pull themselves out of their mini-slump. Because of what is going on with the Sky Blues look for this to be a low scoring game and the visitors to win to nil may have some appeal especially at a 3/1 quote.