Coventry return to action following an international break with an exciting televised home clash against Derby where they still have their star players on show having survived transfer deadline day.
The fact Andy Thorn also has players returning from the treatment room bodes well this match in which they are Paddy Power’s 6/4 jollies. Thorn will additionally be more than happy to have the services of Lucas Jutkiewicz too, who is on show at 6/1 with Totesport to score the game’s opener, and 2/1 via Stan James to score a third in four games.
Should the Sky Blues make a lively start then 20/21 for them to strike first could pay dividends, as could bet365’s 15/4 about the game’s opener arriving in the first 10 minutes. Plus, with the Rams also scoring three of their last four goals in the second half, Coventry could well find themselves in front at half time (21/10, Partybets), where a 1-0 lead during the break is quoted at 7/2 with Boylesports.
City will have to be on guard in the second half, however, as County have an excellent record in that part of the game, and may therefore result in some backers punting that particular half to finish all square at Sportingbet’s 13/10.
Those folk trusting past results between the rivals for clues, however, will have noted the closeness between them since 2006 when only one goal separated them during eight clashes. With that in mind, Ladbrokes’ 8/1 for a repeat of last season’s 2-1 home win catches the eye, though Skybet post a safer 3/1 for them to win by a one-goal margin.