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Coventry v Swindon: Can Robins continue their away scoring habit?

| 12.01.2015

Every so often over the course of a football season you come across games in the fixture list that pits two sides against each other that seem to cancel each other out in every area and Swindon’s League One trip to Coventry is one such occasion.

When that happens it is often best to just play the percentages, spread your stake around a number of outcomes and hope that the form shown in recent outings rings true.

With that in mind, here our three best bets for the game:

Swindon to score 2-3 goals @ 29/20

The shackles that seem firmly wrapped around the Swindon players at home are well and truly released in away games, with the side scoring 11 in their last four away games compared to just four over the same period at The County Ground.

The Robins have scored in either two or three times in all but one of those last four trips away from home.

Coventry to score 0-1 goals @ 9/20

While they may be free scoring on the road, Swindon are up against a side that are well drilled when playing in front of their own fans.

All of the last five matches at the Ricoh Arena have contained under 2.5 goals, with the opposition being shut out three times in that run.

Not only have Coventry stopped their rivals from netting, but they’ve contributed very few in that time too, beating the keeper on just three occasions in the last five at home and just once in the league.

Game to be drawn @ 23/10

With Swindon good, goal-happy travellers and Coventry a well-organised, stubborn home outfit, losing just three of 12 so far this term, it could well pay to punt on the pair’s strengths cancelling each other out in a draw, which looks a great price considering how tough the match is to call.

Or if you think this is all cobblers, you can back Swindon to win with both teams scoring at a boosted price of 9/2.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Matt Wiggins

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