Kick-off: 1630, 08/08/2021
Stadium: Coventry Building Society Arena
TV: Sky Sports
Coventry are back at their home stadium after two years sharing with Birmingham and can celebrate by beating Nottingham Forest.
Just three points and one place separated these teams in the Championship table last term, but City finished far more strongly.
The Sky Blues have strengthened well in the off-season and 6/4 for them to win here is our first Coventry vs Nottingham Forest prediction.
A Look At Coventry City’s Betting Odds
Mark Robins has guided Coventry to two promotions since returning as manager in 2017 and they held their own at this level last season.
A 6-1 rout of Millwall on the final day made it five wins in eight outings and pushed them above Forest to 16th place.
With a transfer embargo lifted in May, several astute signings have boosted their bid to establish themselves in the second tier.
Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen has come in on loan following moves for Bright Enobakhare, Ben Sheaf, Martyn Waghorn, Simon Moore and Viktor Gyokeres.
Robins like to play in a positive manner, so 18/5 for a home win and over 2.5 goals appeals from the Coventry vs Nottingham Forest odds.
A Look At Nottingham Forest’s Betting Odds
Forest went six games without a win at the end of last season, closing with a 2-1 home loss to Preston.
Defenders Michael Dawson and Yuri Ribeiro, winger Sammy Ameobi and midfielder Samba Sow were among a number of players to exit at the end of their contracts.
Several loanees returned to their parent clubs and Chris Hughton has a big rebuilding job on his hands.
Pre-season friendlies against Burnley and Aston Villa had to be called off because of Covid-19 cases at the club.
Forest began last season with four straight defeats and we’re prepared to take them on here.
A lack of warm-up matches could hurt the Reds in the latter stages, when legs begin to tire.
Let’s finish off our Coventry vs Nottingham Forest betting tips by taking 19/4 for Draw HT/Coventry FT.
COVENTRY 6-1 Millwall – Jordan Shipley, Kyle McFadzean, Dominic Hyam, Callum O’Hare, Matty James, Tyler Walker
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1-2 Preston – James Garner
Head-to-head: Coventry 1-2 Forest, Forest 2-1 Coventry
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