Coventry vs Schunthorpe by Luke
Coventry comes from a 4:2 victory away from home against Wycombe on Wednesday evening in Checkatrade Trophy game. Thanks to this victory, the team managed to reach the qualifications to the next stage from the first position, as they ended up this round with all three victories, three points above second placed Wycombe. It was quite a competitive and nice to watch game, with Wycombe being better for almost sixty minutes and taking the double lead thanks to goals from McGinn in 32nd and Scott in 53rd minute.
However, visitors started playing much better from that minute on and needed only ten minutes in order to revert the scoreline completely, thanks to two goals from Haynes in 57th and 60th and Thomas three minutes later. Finally, Bigirimana sealed the victory in 86th minute. Coventry drew away to Morecambe in FA Cup game last weekend and are awaiting returning leg, while they come from fourth consecutive match without a defeat in League One, winning over Chesterfield in the most recent game 2:0 on 1st November. After sixteen rounds played, Coventry is just above the relegation zone with nineteen points earned, three more than relegating placed Swindon.
Scunthorpe, on the other side, took a 2:0 victory away from home to Cambridge United last Tuesday evening in Checkatrade Trophy third round, with which they secured the first position in the group, recording all three victories, over Middlesbrough U23, Shrewsbury and already mentioned Cambridge United.
Previous to that, they were excluded in FA Cup game away to Charlton suffering 3:1 defeat, but the team is anyway mostly focused on their League One performances where they still hold the first position and are doing great so far - having three points more than second placed Bolton and already ten more than teams ranked outside of the play-off places zone. Additionally, the team comes from two consecutive victories in League One, against Swindon and Chesterfield and are surely aiming for another one.
I expect a very open game from both sides, meanwhile Scunthorpe remains slight favorite here, I won't be going after their victory since Coventry remains a home team plus they are in a decent form on themselves as well. Both teams should be able to create enough threatening situations in order to reach three goals line more than easy, maybe even after the first halftime.