Peterborogh United vs Northampton Town
England – League One
Date: Monday, 2 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: ABAX Stadium (Peterborough).
Northampton will only have three days to recover from a humiliating 0-4 defeat to Chartlon Athletic at home on Friday afternoon. The Cobblers have thus extended their poor streak to eight games in a row without a win. They’ve lost three and drawn one of last four, failing to net more than once in the process.
It’s thus clear that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will have a mountain to climb in order to save Northampton Town in the third tier. The team sits two points adrift of the safe zone after Friday’s defeat and they’ll have a very challenging task to end the dreadful run of form on Monday against another promotional candidate Peterborough United.
Posh have dropped out of the top six in the league ladder after claiming just two points in last three affairs. Nonetheless, Steve Evans has reasons to be optimistic ahead of this clash with the Cobblers given that his team has shown a decent display away at the fourth-placed Rotherham United on The Good Friday. Eventually, it was team’s top scorer Jack Marriott who has managed to bag the last-gasp equalizer to make it 1-1 in the very eighth minute of the stoppage time.
Peterborough vs Northampton: Head-to-head
Peterborough United have been more successful over the course of history winning 9 and losing only 4 out of 16 meetings with the Cobblers.
Posh have been brutal beating their rivals 1-4 when they’ve first met in this term of League One, in August last year at Sixfields Stadium.
Posh have won four on the bounce in league affairs against Northampton Town who came on top when the teams met in the EFL Trophy clash in October (on penalties).
Peterborough vs Northampton: Prediction
Northampton Town have been struggling badly with the form of late and we see the home win as a genuine banker at the odds of 1.75.
Since the Cobblers have found it tough to score lately, we will alternatively go with Posh to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.62.
Peterborough vs Northampton: Bet Tips
Peterborough United to win @ 1.75
Peterborough United to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62