Bournemouth had to settle for a point away at Millwall on Wednesday night, meaning they failed to reclaim top spot from Fulham, who they face in a mouth-watering clash next Friday.
Dominic Solanke scored his 16th goal of the season just before halftime before former Cherry Benik Afobe equalised in the second half.
It means that Scott Parker’s side have just one victory from their last four matches and are winless in two – they have not three games without a win so far this season.
The Cherries do have the best defence in the Championship though having conceded just 14 goals, while they have won six of their last seven matches at the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth won both games against Coventry last season by an aggregate score of 7-2, ending the Sky Blues’ run of four successive wins against the south coast side.
Like their opponents, Coventry have stuttered in recent weeks and recorded only two wins from their last eight matches.
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A 0-0 draw with Midlands rivals Birmingham City on Tuesday was their second successive goalless stalemate as Mark Robins was left frustrated by his side failing to take their chances.
Only three Championship teams have picked up fewer points away from home than the Sky Blues this season, who have won just two of their nine games on the road and scored only six goals.
Like Bournemouth, Coventry have another big fixture next weekend as they host third-place West Bromwich Albion, who they currently trail by just one point