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Coventry City v Exeter City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

07:00 BST 27/05/2018
Mark Robbins Coventry City manager
Paul Tisdale’s Grecians will be desperate to secure promotion in Monday’s play-off final at Wembley but our tipster is backing Mark Robins’ Sky Blues

Exeter City do battle with Coventry City in the League Two play-off final.

Coventry see their natural level to be well above the fourth-tier and are 8/11 (1.73) with dabblebet to secure promotion.

Exeter, 21/20 (2.05) to lift the trophy, want to lay the ghost of last year’s play-off final defeat in what could potentially be the last match of Paul Tisdale’s 12-year tenure.

Latest odds

Coventry are 13/10 (2.3) to win without extra-time, having been victorious in 23 of their 48 League Two games.

Exeter, who won 1-0 in the last meeting between these sides in January thanks to a Ryan Harley goal, are 11/5 (3.2) to triumph in 90 minutes.

A draw, meanwhile, can also be backed at 11/5 (3.2).

Team news

Jordan Storey and Jordan Moore-Taylor played well for Exeter in their 3-1 semi-final aggregate win over Lincoln City and so the absence of centre-back Troy Brown might not be felt so keenly.

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins could name the same side that won 4-1 at Notts County in the semi-final second leg. Jodi Jones and Tony Andreu remain long-term absentees.

Goalless first half?

Three of the last four League Two play-off finals have featured a goalless first half and that trend could continue here.

While Exeter and Coventry both showed goalscoring potential last time out, they did so on the counter-attack when space opened up.

The nervy nature of this contest often impacts the mentality of teams in the early stages and therefore, under 0.5 first half goals appeals at 7/5 (2.4).

Preview and predictions

However, it is hard to see past Coventry taking the spoils here and so a Sky blues victory with under 3.5 goals looks good value at 7/4 (2.75).

While Exeter are worthy competitors, this bet paid out in 15 of Coventry's 23 league wins this term and Marc McNulty will be hungry to add to his 25 league goals.

Coventry win and Under 3.5 goals 7/4 (2.75) for a 3pt stake with dabblebet