Bristol Rovers vs Peterborough Prediction & Match Preview

Bristol Rovers vs Peterborough
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Memorial Stadium (Bristol).

The Posh will turn to a familiar foe in order to shake off their complacency and get back into fighting for the top spots.

Recently, they have lacked conviction, and it sure did cost them a few points and positions in the league table. Nothing has been lost though since they still occupy the sixth place, which ensures a place in promotional playoffs.

Graham Coughlan’s men will take advantage of their home-status and try to leverage something out of this tie or else they risk falling into an abyss from which there might not be a comeback. They are already in the lower-most tier among teams fighting for relegation, and they just cannot risk one more failure.

Things might get tough for them though since the Pirates have never really performed to the extent of their potential against this rival.

Bristol Rovers vs Peterborough Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last seven wins in a row belong to Darren Ferguson’s men.
  • Both teams found the back of the net in the last six fixtures consecutively.
  • 14 of the total 17 games between the teams saw over 2.5 match-goals.
  • The Posh has been unbeaten at this venue since 2009.
  • Four of the last five, and six of the last eight ties at the Memorial Stadium saw goals at either end of the pitch.

Bristol Rovers vs Peterborough Prediction

The teams come into this game from opposite ends of the table. While Ferguson’s men are fighting for a spot in the Championship next season, their opposite number is in a battle for survival in the League One.

Additionally, on a consistent basis, the team from Peterborough has dominated their h2h ties with this opponent. They have been unbeaten on the road against the Gas since 2009, and have registered the last seven wins in a row. A win is expected for the top-tier team.

In spite of their apparent difference in quality, goals have never been one-sided. For example, the last six meetings between the squads presented goals at both posts, and so did four of the last five at the Memorial Stadium, and six of the last eight.

Also, the team from Horfield is desperate. They will not just roll over for their antagonist, and it’s logical to expect a goal from the home team.

Bristol Rovers vs Peterborough Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Peterborough to Win @ 3.00 (2/1).