Coventry City and Bristol Rovers face at St. Andrew's Stadium, in a match for the 2nd leg of this stage of the FA Cup (3rd Round), after having tied (2‑2) in the 1st leg. The history of recent head ‑ to ‑ heads between these two teams indicates total balance, since there have been 2 draws and 2 wins for each team in the last 6 matches. The last head ‑ to ‑ head between these two teams was played on 05‑01‑2020, and ended in a draw by (2‑2). The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present significant differences between home and away results.
The home team comes to this 2nd leg match after an away draw by (2‑2) in the previous match so a draw might be enough to qualify. This is a home team that is stronger than when they play in front of their fans, as they have a record of 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses in the last 30 matches, with 21 goals scored and 22 conceded, against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 home defeat, with 20 goals scored and 12 conceded. They come to this match after a home draw against Milton Keynes Dons, by (1‑1). In the last 10 home matches Coventry City has a record of 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss.
In this competition, they haven't lost in 4 matches. They have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, so they haven't shown great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have only turned the score around in 1 in the 5 matches for which they have conceded the first goal.
Coventry City have been doing a great season so far, currently they are in the 4th place of League 1, with 41 points in 24 games played. In the Fa Cup the club achieved a beautiful result in the match against Bristol Rovers away from their fans, drawing the match at 2x2, which makes the cast in a privileged situation for the return game, because they can draw by 0x0 or 1x1 that the vacancy will be guaranteed. However, coach M. Robins knows he cannot use this to his advantage, promising to go over the opponent and win the victory to secure his place more smoothly.
The away team comes to this 2nd leg match at a disadvantage, after a home draw in the previous match, in which they conceded 2 goals. This is a team that interestingly presents more positive away home results, since they have a record of 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 30 matches, with 16 goals scored and 18 conceded. Already at home, they have won 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses, with 17 goals scored and 17 conceded. They come to this match after a home loss against Doncaster Rovers by (0‑2). In the last 10 away matches in all competitions, Bristol Rovers have won 7, tied 1 and lost 2.
For this competition, they haven't lost in the last 5 games. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 4 times and have only turned the score around in 1.
Unlike their opponents, the club has not had a good campaign so far in Liga 1, where it currently occupies the 12th place in the table, after 24 games the team has won 36 points. In the Fa Cup, Bristol Rovers have a very complicated mission ahead of them, in their home away game they tied the game against Coventry City by the score of 2x2, which forces the squad to win the return game to win the classification , or get a draw by 3 or more goals difference to advance the phase.