Coventry vs Luton Bet Builder Tips: 3.50 Builder for Saturday’s Championship Playoff Final
Coventry vs Luton Bet Builder Tips: Saturday, May 27th
Having been glowingly endorsed by none other than Pep Guardiola, the EFL Playoff finals are here and we have Coventry vs Luton bet builder tips ready for this one on Saturday, May 27th.
After a long and arduous season, these two sides meet at Wembley for one final game with a place in the Premier League the prize for the victor.
There will be approximately 90,000 people at the National Stadium to witness what is dubbed the richest game in English football. With millions watching worldwide from the comfort of their home and more than likely that number includes the manager of the EPL champions. To see which one of these two teams he will have to prepare for next season.
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Coventry vs Luton Preview
England, Championship Playoff Final, Saturday, May 27th, 16:30 (UK)
Coventry take on Luton at Wembley this weekend for a place at the top table of English football. As always, the playoff final will start with hope for both sides and end with despair for one and unbridled joy for the other. But always bringing a guarantee of drama in between.
Mark Robins has dubbed this latest edition as “one for the romantics’. It is impossible to argue with him given the journey both sides have been on to arrive here is nothing short of incredible.
The Hatters were relegated from the Football League as recently as 2009. Just nine years ago, they returned at the fifth time of asking for the 2014/15 season. Incredibly, these two clubs actually played against each other in the fourth tier in the 2017/18 season.
The Sky Blues come into the final in tremendous form, losing just one of their last 19 league games when including both legs of the playoff semi-final. Rob Edwards guided his men to a 14-match unbeaten run to end the regular season before losing the first leg of their semi-final against Sunderland.
These sides couldn’t be separated in the regular season with both fixtures ending all square. Although Luton are yet to trail at any point across their 180+ minutes of combat so far.
Coventry vs Luton Stats & Facts
- Teams that have finished third in the Championship have failed to win five of the last eight playoff finals they have contested.
- The side finishing 3rd has gone on to win 12 of the playoffs finals – only three more than the side finishing 5th. Teams finishing 4th have won eight times and those in the final playoff spot just five times.
- Luton have lost five of their seven Wembley appearances including both of those in play-off finals.
- Coventry’s only period in the top division to date lasted 34 consecutive years between 1967 and 2001, and they were inaugural members of the Premier League in 1992.
Coventry vs Luton Bet Builder
The tight nature of this season’s EFL playoffs were highlighted over all six semi-finals. All of the Championship, League One and League Two ties were settled by just a single goal over 180 minutes of two legs, in extra time or in a penalty shootout.
Equally, the history of this game points towards a tight and cagy affair. The last 10 renewals of the Championship season finale have produced a total of 11 goals. Only one of those games has seen three or more goals scored in regulation time. The same game, Aston Villa 2 Derby County 1 in 2019, was the only one to feature both teams scoring.
This final looks sure to follow that trend.
Both sides made slow starts to the season. Luton with no win from their opening four fixtures. Coventry had to wait until their eighth game to pick up a victory but with six of those games away from home as their own pitch was not deemed fit for purpose.
Across the regular season, the Sky Blues scored 58 goals led by top scorer and much sought-after striker Viktor Gyökeres. The Championship’s 2nd most prolific marksman with 21 goals but no player had more direct goal involvements when adding his 11 assists to that tally.
The Hatters scored just one fewer goal with their main man Carlton Morris also netting one less than his Swedish opposite number.
However, both finalists built their success from the back. Boasting the 3rd and 4th meanest defences behind the two automatically promoted sides. Each side compiled an impressive 20 clean sheets across the campaign. A tally only bettered by champions Burnley with 21.
As already mentioned the last two meetings ended in a stalemate and there is nothing to suggest in the stats that we shouldn’t expect another close battle. With the history of this fixture backing that expectation up.
- Match result will be draw
- Under 3 goals
Bet Builder odds: 3.50 (TRACKED BET)
- Stakes: 5/10
Odds via bet365 as at 17:30 May 24th 2023. Odds may now differ.