Coventry v MK Dons - Saturday 15:00

Only leaders Scunthorpe have triumphed at the Ricoh Arena this season, and Coventry had won four home games on the spin prior to that, so it’s a mystery why they should be outsiders for the visit of Milton Keynes. The managerless Dons have only beaten seventh-tier Spennymoor Town in their last ten outings, and even then shipped two goals in the process.

Admittedly, Coventry were awful in their 4-1 defeat at Oxford last weekend, bringing the curtain down on a resurgence under Mark Venus that was mostly about results. And though supporters are voicing their discontent based on remarks made by the manager prior to their narrow defeat at Bolton in midweek, the performance at the Macron offered some encouragement.

Zach Clough netted the only goal on 11 minutes, and though it’s natural for any Phil Parkinson side to play cautiously when protecting a lead, Coventry did create the majority of the chances thereafter and probably deserved a point on balance come the final whistle. Now up against a Milton Keynes side drifting aimlessly, the home win is worth a point at 21/10.

Richie Barker will take charge for the seventh game of his prolonged caretaker spell, after believing the 3-2 home defeat to Chesterfield in midweek would be his last. The reason for the malaise, of course, has been Pete Winkelman’s fruitless pursuit of Steven Gerrard. Expect the players to procrastinate once again. Back the Coventry 2-0 correct score at 15/1.

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Coventry to win - 1pt @ 21/10
Coventry 2-0 correct score - 1pt @ 15/1