Fifth-tier Wrexham will try to pull off an upset on Saturday when they visit Coventry City for a 2023 FA Cup third-round match at Coventry Arena. Coventry City are in the second-tier Championship but are in 14th place, while Wrexham are second in the National League. The Welsh team, famously owned by American actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney since before last season, comes in on a 16-match unbeaten run. They average more than 2.5 goals per match. Coventry City’s strength lies on the back line, and given their higher level of competition and that the match is on their turf, they enter as favorites.Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET in Coventry, England. Caesars Sportsbook lists Coventry City as -128 favorites (risk $128 to win $100) in the latest Coventry City vs. Wrexham odds. Wrexham are +325 underdogs, a draw is listed at +260, and the over/under for total goals is 2.5. Before making any Wrexham vs. Coventry City picks or FA Cup predictions, you need to see what renowned SportsLine soccer bettor Jon (Buckets) Eimer has to say.Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. Last year he went an astounding 50-25-1 on Premier League predictions for a profit of more than $1,800 for $100 bettors.Now, Eimer has taken a close look at Wrexham vs. Coventry City in the FA Cup. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Coventry City vs. Wrexham:
Wrexham vs. Coventry City spread: Coventry City -0.5 (-130)Wrexham vs. Coventry City over/under: 2.5 goalsWrexham vs. Coventry City money line: Coventry City -128, Wrexham +325, Draw +260COV: Coventry City have outscored their last 10 opponents 11-7, going 5-3-2WRX: Wrexham have a 23-4 goal advantage in their past 10 matches (8-2-0)Wrexham vs. Coventry City picks: See picks at SportsLineWhy Coventry City will winThe Sky Blues have faced much tougher competition than the Welshmen. They also have a stout back line that has allowed just 26 goals in 27 league matches. That is tied for third-fewest in the Championship. They also have allowed 81 shots on target, tied for sixth-fewest in the league. Coventry City are struggling, but they have been a much better team at Coventry Arena, earning 22 of their 35 points there (6-4-3). They have conceded 10 goals in 13 matches on their home ground.Coventry City have won four of their past five FA Cup matches and face a Wrexham team that hasn’t gone past the third round since 1999-2000. The Sky Blues have won six of their last seven cup games against non-league competition, while Wrexham have lost five of six against teams from the top two tiers. Viktor Gyokeres has a team-high 12 league goals, and Gustavo Hamer has scored four and set up four. Why Wrexham will winThe Red Dragons have simply been dominant in the National League. Their only losses are to leader Notts County and third-place Chesterfield, and they have scored 64 goals in 24 matches. That trails only Notts County’s 65 and is 13 more than any other team in the league. They have three of the top 10 scorers in the league, led by Paul Mullin, who is second with 17 goals. Ollie Palmer is tied for fifth with 12, and defender Aaron Hayden has 10 goals to rank 10th in the National League.
Wrexham have scored at least twice in 11 of the 16 games on their current unbeaten run. And while this one wouldn’t be a massive upset, they pulled off one of the great all-time “giant-killings” in the FA Cup when they beat reigning champ Arsenal 2-1 in 1992. The new ownership has brought pressure, but it also has brought motivation and added talent. Mullin and Palmer are among the star players brought in from higher leagues to bolster the struggling side, so they aren’t likely to be intimidated. How to make Wrexham vs. Coventry City picksEimer has broken down Wrexham vs. Coventry City from every angle. He is leaning Over the goal total and has three other confident best bets, including two plus-money plays, and offers his full breakdown. He’s only sharing those picks at SportsLine.So who wins Coventry City vs. Wrexham in Saturday’s FA Cup match? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Wrexham vs. Coventry City match, all from the soccer expert up more than $1,800 on his Premier League picks in 2022, and find out.