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BETTING PREVIEW: Coventry City are strong favourites to progress to the second round of the FA Cup

7 November 2014

Sky Blues dominate the betting market ahead of Sunday's game against Worcester City in the FA Cup First Round…

Coventry City take on Worcester City at the Ricoh Arena in an FA Cup First Round clash and the Sky Blues are understandable favourites to beat an opponent three divisions below them.

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City are 2/7 to avoid any upset, with the Dragons 8/1 to pull it off. A draw would see the two sides go back to Aggborough for a replay and that result is prices at 4/1.

Josh McQuoid and Marcus Tudgay are favourites to open the scoring on the day, priced at 4/1 each. If Tudgay did score it would his first competitive goal for the Sky Blues, so he will be hoping to break his duck Sunday.

In the midfield the likes of James Maddison at 10/1 and Billy Daniels at 13/2 might tempt long range punters, as Steven Pressley is like to play a shuffled side against a weaker opponent.

For the Dragons the front two of Mike Symons and Daniel Nti provide the biggest threat, and they are 12/1 to break the deadlock and get the visiting fans believing. Nick Wright is the other recognised striker in their ranks and he is priced at 14/1.

It is hard to look past The Sky Blues for this tie, and this is a big chance for some of the fringe players to stake their place in Steven Pressley's first team. If they click together, then it could be a big scoreline for the hosts at the Ricoh Arena.

Hot Tip - Coventry -2 handicap - 21/10

Longshot - James Maddison to score 1st, Coventry to win 3-0 - 55/1

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