The Dons can finish strongly on Wednesday night and take all the points.
Coventry v Wimbledon - Wednesday 19:45
Coventry remain bottom of the table without a win in nine attempts following Saturday’s 2-1 reverse at Gillingham. The Sky Blues grabbed the lead at Priestfield - only the third time they’ve been ahead this season - but held that advantage for just five minutes, before losing a second half for the fifth time to leave Tony Mowbray moaning about a performance once again.
Mowbray’s biggest gripe at the moment concerns the character and desire of his players. Coventry start games well and hold their own in terms of chance creation but lack the mental stamina to see things out. Gillingham were nowhere near their best, on account of an EFL Cup tie at Tottenham three days earlier, but they still had enough about them to nick the result late on.
Given that Coventry’s post-interval record is one goal scored and eight against, there’s obvious value in the 5/2 about Wimbledon to win the second half. The Dons tend to finish strong with Neal Ardley able to call on some lively options from the bench, as illustrated by a +2 goal difference after the break, compared to -5 in the opening period.
Faced with those numbers, a speculative wager on the Coventry/Wimbledon half time/full time outcome at a whopping 35/1 also makes sense. The Londoners have landed this bet twice already this term, against Chesterfield at home and Charlton away. Coventry have drawn all four home games up to this point. If they take the lead in this one, they might freeze and play a dangerous waiting game.