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Coventry City v Exeter City – League Two Play-Off Final: Who’s going to win?



Coventry City take on Exeter City at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday for a place in League One next season.

Exeter will try to banish memories of last year’s play-off final defeat to Blackpool and beat Coventry, who were relegated last year, and are hoping to win the club’s first promotion in over 50 years.

But who has statistically had the better season? Here, FLW shines a spotlight on the two teams ahead of this Monday’s clash.

Exeter edge the numbers, as shown by their higher league finish.

Fourth-placed Exeter won 24 of their 46 league games, while Coventry triumphed 22 times.

The Sky Blues also lost one more game than the Grecians, meaning that Exeter’s final points tally of 80 trumped Coventry’s haul of 75 points.

Both teams have very young squads with the average age of Coventry’s team being 24.4, compared to Paul Tisdale’s team’s 24.3.

Coventry have a number of top young talents to look out for on Monday afternoon, including Premier League target Tom Bayliss in midfield, winger Jordan Shipley and centre-back Jordan Willis.

The average age of the side is lifted by Michael Doyle, but the veteran is so important in the centre of the park, while Mark Robins’ side will be hoping that Marc McNulty can add to his 28 goals for the club this season.

Exeter, on the other hand, will look to Hiram Boateng for some midfield creation while goals will be provided by Jayden Stockley, who has 25 strikes this season.

The stats show that it has been very tight all season and you can expect a close game at Wembley between two evenly matched teams.

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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