BURNLEY - COVENTRY CITY
I have seen Burnley 6-7 times this season and they have impressed me on every occasion, they are confident on the ball and in Eagles, Paterson and Blake, have a real offensive threat. They played a lot of high profile matches over December/ January and were obviously a bit jaded for a while, but have played really well in their last four starts, especially the last three, recording wins over WBA and Wolves, along with a point at St Andrews, where they outplayed Birmingham. They obviously like playing teams from the Midlands (!) and meet another tonight.
Coventry are sure to be a little tired after a really tough game at Premier League Blackburn over the weekend, where they led going into injury time, that is sure to have left them a little deflated and with a mid table finish seemingly on the cards and a cup replay next week, they might not be as fully focused on this, as the home side.
Burnley allowed Wolves few chances at the weekend and have an incredible record at Turf Moor in midweek fixtures, where they are 9-1-0 this season, scoring 23 goals, only failing to beat highflying Cardiff and defeating WBA, Spurs, Reading, Arsenal and Fulham amongst others. City are clearly inferior to all of those and with the incentive that a win would take Burnley back into the playoff zone, I am firmly with the Clarets.
7 points Burnley -1/2 ball 1.80 general quote.