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Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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COVENTRY CITY
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A historical overview of Coventry City's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Coventry City sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1987 Tuesday, August 18, 1987 4045.90  
  1970 Saturday, February 21, 1970 4029.12  
  1988 Saturday, October 22, 1988 4025.22  
  1978 Saturday, September 9, 1978 4018.19  
  1977 Saturday, November 19, 1977 4016.76  
  1989 Saturday, January 21, 1989 4010.67  
  1998 Saturday, August 15, 1998 4008.75  
  1979 Saturday, December 1, 1979 4002.51  
  1980 Tuesday, September 23, 1980 3996.17  
  1983 Saturday, January 15, 1983 3995.92  
  1971 Saturday, January 9, 1971 3995.27  
  1990 Wednesday, March 14, 1990 3991.82  
  1975 Saturday, September 13, 1975 3989.15  
  1976 Saturday, October 23, 1976 3987.88  
  1969 Friday, December 26, 1969 3987.85  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Coventry City sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1958 Saturday, March 15, 1958 3473.25  
  1926 Saturday, November 6, 1926 3481.50  
  1957 Saturday, March 2, 1957 3489.92  
  1928 Saturday, April 21, 1928 3495.07  
  1909 Saturday, January 2, 1909 3498.90  
  2017 Saturday, March 18, 2017 3504.16  
  1956 Saturday, December 15, 1956 3508.65  
  1927 Saturday, February 5, 1927 3527.93  
  1929 Saturday, April 13, 1929 3547.52  
  1914 Saturday, April 4, 1914 3551.78  
  1954 Monday, April 19, 1954 3563.32  
  1955 Saturday, November 19, 1955 3568.55  
  2016 Monday, December 26, 2016 3571.84  
  1962 Saturday, April 28, 1962 3573.16  
  1920 Saturday, February 21, 1920 3577.92  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Coventry City's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Manchester United (4281) vs. Coventry City (3757)
  Wednesday, September 26, 2007
-577.7 3.5% 0-2 +14.5 
  Blackburn Rovers (4067) vs. Coventry City (3754)
  Saturday, January 5, 2008
-366.6 10.8% 1-4 +15.6 
  Coventry City (3895) vs. Manchester United (4204)
  Sunday, December 28, 1997
-246.0 19.5% 3-2 +16.1 
  Preston North End (3964) vs. Coventry City (3667)
  Saturday, January 15, 1910
-422.3 8.1% 1-2 +18.4 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3963) vs. Coventry City (3666)
  Saturday, January 14, 1911
-422.3 8.1% 1-2 +18.4 
  Coventry City (3878) vs. Everton (4172)
  Sunday, May 26, 1985
-201.6 23.9% 4-1 +26.7 
  Coventry City (3869) vs. Liverpool (4159)
  Saturday, April 6, 1996
-221.1 21.9% 1-0 +15.6 
  Cardiff City (3883) vs. Coventry City (3593)
  Monday, December 27, 1920
-406.2 8.8% 0-1 +18.2 
  Coventry City (3869) vs. Manchester United (4155)
  Saturday, March 16, 1968
-181.7 26.0% 2-0 +22.2 
  Coventry City (3701) vs. Nottingham Forest (3987)
  Saturday, February 19, 1910
-160.7 28.4% 3-1 +21.5 
  Coventry City (3974) vs. Liverpool (4256)
  Saturday, January 19, 1980
-178.9 26.3% 1-0 +14.7 
  Liverpool (4210) vs. Coventry City (3947)
  Saturday, November 4, 1989
-339.6 12.4% 0-1 +17.5 
  Coventry City (3613) vs. Manchester United (3873)
  Saturday, January 17, 1925
-141.0 30.7% 1-0 +13.9 
  Coventry City (3898) vs. Liverpool (4143)
  Tuesday, August 28, 1973
-142.0 30.6% 1-0 +13.9 
  Liverpool (4123) vs. Coventry City (3882)
  Sunday, April 6, 1997
-306.1 14.7% 1-2 +17.1 
  Coventry City (3828) vs. Southampton (4065)
  Saturday, December 15, 1984
-143.3 30.5% 2-1 +13.9 
  Manchester United (4067) vs. Coventry City (3835)
  Saturday, January 12, 1985
-325.2 13.3% 0-1 +17.3 
  Coventry City (3957) vs. Arsenal (4186)
  Sunday, December 26, 1999
-161.8 28.3% 3-2 +14.3 
  Coventry City (3668) vs. Leeds United (3895)
  Monday, March 10, 1924
-111.0 34.5% 2-1 +13.1 
  Plymouth Argyle (3815) vs. Coventry City (3589)
  Saturday, November 8, 1913
-347.4 11.9% 0-3 +30.8 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Coventry City's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Scunthorpe United (3192) vs. Coventry City (3749)
  Monday, December 9, 1935
+425.0 92.0% 4-2 -27.6 
  Sutton United (3463) vs. Coventry City (4008)
  Saturday, January 7, 1989
+464.1 93.5% 2-1 -18.7 
  Worksop Town (3181) vs. Coventry City (3636)
  Saturday, November 28, 1925
+333.3 87.2% 1-0 -17.4 
  Rochdale (3520) vs. Coventry City (3970)
  Tuesday, October 8, 1991
+373.9 89.6% 1-0 -17.9 
  Coventry City (3598) vs. Worcester City (3158)
  Sunday, November 9, 2014
+485.8 94.2% 1-2 -9.4 
  Grimsby Town (3579) vs. Coventry City (3998)
  Tuesday, September 19, 1989
+341.2 87.7% 3-1 -26.3 
  Scarborough (3517) vs. Coventry City (3929)
  Wednesday, October 7, 1992
+337.7 87.5% 3-0 -15.3 
  Rochdale (3593) vs. Coventry City (3995)
  Monday, January 11, 1971
+297.9 84.7% 2-1 -16.9 
  Coventry City (3599) vs. King's Lynn (3204)
  Saturday, November 25, 1961
+499.1 94.7% 1-2 -18.9 
  Wycombe Wanderers (3553) vs. Coventry City (3926)
  Tuesday, October 5, 1993
+300.7 85.0% 4-2 -12.7 
  Northampton Town (3608) vs. Coventry City (3959)
  Saturday, January 6, 1990
+273.0 82.8% 1-0 -16.6 
  Rochdale (3490) vs. Coventry City (3836)
  Saturday, January 25, 2003
+281.1 83.5% 2-0 -12.5 
  Mansfield Town (3621) vs. Coventry City (3962)
  Wednesday, October 8, 1975
+238.2 79.8% 2-0 -23.9 
  Coventry City (3886) vs. Gillingham (3564)
  Wednesday, November 13, 1996
+387.6 90.3% 0-1 -9.0 
  York City (3591) vs. Coventry City (3913)
  Saturday, January 8, 1938
+188.8 74.8% 3-2 -15.0 
  Newport County (3421) vs. Coventry City (3728)
  Saturday, January 4, 1936
+174.6 73.2% 2-1 -14.6 
  Chester (3618) vs. Coventry City (3908)
  Saturday, January 7, 1939
+159.7 71.5% 1-0 -14.3 
  Chester (3728) vs. Coventry City (4010)
  Wednesday, August 30, 1978
+177.7 73.6% 2-1 -14.7 
  Blackburn Rovers (3721) vs. Coventry City (3989)
  Saturday, January 26, 1980
+164.2 72.0% 1-0 -14.4 
  Hereford United (3550) vs. Coventry City (3806)
  Tuesday, August 22, 2006
+200.5 76.0% 3-1 -11.4 
 
   

The twenty teams that Coventry City are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Peterborough United 21 +3.80 
  Lincoln City 12 +3.32 
  Blackburn Rovers 37 +3.17 
  Bradford Park Avenue 24 +3.12 
  Luton Town 79 +3.02 
  AFC Wimbledon 37 +2.94 
  Torquay United 40 +2.89 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 65 +2.67 
  Norwich City 120 +2.56 
  Barnsley 60 +2.09 
  Portsmouth 42 +2.03 
  Hartlepool United 11 +1.99 
  Leyton Orient 49 +1.59 
  Queens Park Rangers 120 +1.49 
  Bolton Wanderers 21 +1.43 
  Colchester United 36 +1.41 
  Swansea City 27 +1.38 
  Carlisle United 16 +1.33 
  Stockport County 14 +1.31 
  Oldham Athletic 27 +1.29 

The twenty teams that Coventry City are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Tranmere Rovers 18 -6.70 
  Rochdale 13 -5.07 
  Scunthorpe United 18 -4.35 
  Merthyr Town 12 -3.71 
  Burnley 49 -2.83 
  Notts County 39 -2.64 
  Aston Villa 58 -2.49 
  Newport County 40 -2.39 
  Southend United 58 -2.35 
  Nottingham Forest 92 -2.30 
  Gateshead 14 -2.15 
  Newcastle United 68 -2.04 
  Huddersfield Town 15 -1.98 
  Doncaster Rovers 24 -1.87 
  Blackpool 29 -1.76 
  Crewe Alexandra 27 -1.67 
  West Bromwich Albion 64 -1.60 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 69 -1.36 
  Northampton Town 60 -1.27 
  Bradford City 30 -1.25