Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 24 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: ABAX Stadium (Peterborough).
The Posh have seen their three-win streak come to an end last weekend when they surprisingly fell 2-1 away at Oxford United to drop down to seventh place in the league ladder. Steve Evans’ men will be looking to bounce back right away seven days later when they are to host top-half rivals Bristol Rovers at ABAX Stadium.
A win here could push the hosts back into the top six in the standings, but a failure would significantly halt their quest for the Championship football next term. The visitors, though being six points behind, still dream big and the upset at ABAX Stadium could well make them serious contenders for one of the playoffs spots in the final quarter of the season.
The Pirates have also been undefeated in three straight league affairs before suffering the unlucky 3-2 loss away at in-form Plymouth Argyle last time out. Team’s top scorer Ellis Harrison has been on a decent run of form lately netting three goals in last four league matches and stopping him will be the main task for Evans and his side.
The host also have a true predator in the final third in the like of league’s top scorer Jack Marriott who has taken his tally to 23 by notching four in last three games for the Posh. The defender Jack Baldwin will, however, skip Bristol’s visit after getting sent off late in the game at Oxford United last weekend.
Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers: Head-to-head
Peterborough United have entirely dominated this match-up in the recent history.
The Posh have won six of last seven meetings with the Pirates netting as many as ten goals in last three games.
Each of last four H2H encounters between the two teams saw both sides on the scoreline.
Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers: Prediction
According to both the head to head stats and the current form, we could be in for a high-scoring thriller on Saturday at ABAX Stadium.
The value has to be with the hosts to win & BTTS at the odds of 3.60, while we will alternatively go with the red-hot Jack Marriot to score anytime at 1.90.
Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers: Bet Tips
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