Coventry vs Maidstone Prediction & Match Preview

Coventry go head-to-head against Maidstone Utd on Monday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 27/02/2024 at 03:45

Coventry vs Maidstone

Coventry City welcome Maidstone to their Coventry Building Society Arena in the FA Cup last 16. The Sky Blues aim to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Preston and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Both Jamie Allen and Ben Sheaf are sidelined with injuries, while defender Jake Bidwell should be recalled to the starting XI.

The Stones, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Coventry City by beating Ipswich Town on the road, but it has to be noted that the Tractor Boys had 38 goal attempts (13 on target) in the Portman Road clash. Anyhow, we do not believe that Maidstone are capable of claiming yet another major scalp in the FA Cup. Paul Appiah is banned for the match, while there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to West Midlands.

Coventry x Maidstone

How the bookies view it

The bookies have installed Coventry City as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 1/7 by Coral. A victory for Maidstone United is priced at 20/1 by Coral while a draw is set at 17/2 by Coral.

Head to head

This will be the first ever meeting between Coventry City and Maidstone.

Players to watch

Haji Wright has caught the eye for Coventry City in recent weeks, scoring three goals in the last three home matches. The forward was also on target in the previous round and is priced at 17/20 by William Hill to get on the score sheet once again.

Lamar Reynolds was on target in the previous round and could be worth keeping an eye on for Maidstone United. He is expected to feature in attack and is priced at 11/2 by Wjcasino to find the net once again.

Anything else catch the eye?

Given the result in the previous round, Coventry City could be backed in the -2 handicap market at 20/21 with Okada casino. The hosts are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, so a win and both teams to score could be considered at 7/5 with Jbet88.

Coventry City saw more goals after the break in the previous round and a similar outcome is priced at evens with Okada.

This FA Cup match between Coventry City and Maidstone United will be played on Feb 26, 2024 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Coventry City vs Maidstone United prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Recent Meetings

Coventry City and Maidstone United have not had a chance to come across each other in the past.

Coventry vs Maidstone Prediction

Maidstone’s win at Ipswich Town was labelled as a huge sensation. It was one indeed as Ipswich completely dominated the happenings on the pitch throughout the whole match. The Stones notched two goals from their lone two attempts in the 90 minutes of action. On the other side, Ipswich fired 38 shots, 13 of which went on target. The Tractor Boys accumulated an xG higher than 5.00 but somehow managed to score only once on the occasion.

Furthermore, Maidstone will come into this on a low after claiming just one point from the previous two matches in the National League North. The gulf in quality between these rivals is huge and we can’t expect anything other than a comprehensive victory for the Sky Blues. We’ll back Coventry to win by three or more goals difference at the odds of 2.00.

The braver tipsters can alternatively back two or more goals in the first half at the 1.80 odds. We expect Coventry City to finish the job by the half-time break on Monday. The Sky Blues are unbeaten in the last eleven home outings across competitions. They notched ten goals in the previous two home outings in the FA Cup, beating Oxford United and Sheffield Wednesday in the process.