Coventry v Port Vale - Tuesday 19:45
Mark Robins lamented a lack of fitness among his Coventry players after suffering a third straight defeat since his return to the club at MK Dons on Saturday, and their cause is unlikely to be helped by a quick turnaround against a Port Vale side benefitting from an extra night’s rest. Stick a point on the Draw/Port Vale half time/full time bet at 7/1.
It’s easy to see where Robins is coming from. The Sky Blues have the worst second-half record in League One, by some distance. Staurt O’Keefe scored the only goal on 51 minutes at stadium:mk, condemning the Midlanders to their 22nd defeat in 38 matches - 22 also being the number of times they have lost the second period. If games lasted only 45 minutes, they would be 16th.
That result leaves Coventry 17 points adrift of safety with eight games to play, meaning they might well be mathematically relegated by the time they go to Wembley for the Checkatrade Trophy on April 2. However, the outlook is much more positive for Vale after they reeled Shrewsbury back in trouble with a 2-1 victory over the Shropshire side on Friday night.
It was the fifth time in the last six matches that Michael Brown’s men have been goalless at the interval, only for the floodgates to open soon after the restart. The last 11 matches involving the Valiants have produced 30 goals, 26 of them arriving in the second period. Take some of the 4/1 available on over 2.5 second-half goals.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus