Peterborough vs Rochdale
England – League One.
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: ABAX Stadium (Peterborough).
The hosts will be looking for getting into a playoff spot with a win over the Dale in this upcoming match on Saturday.
The Posh are 7th in the table with just a point between them and the last playoff spot. A win in this match would put them in 4th position possibly. With a total of 45 goals scored they are one of the better-attacking units in the league.
Peterborough is fresh from a home loss to Scunthorpe in their last action in the league. This marked a second straight defeat for them in all competitions and third in the last 5 matches. They were unable to keep a clean sheet in 4 of those 5 games in both League One and FA Cup.
At home, they are without a win in the last 4 matches and the recent home game ended as a defeat to Scunthorpe. All four of those games saw those conceding goals which are why they are in this situation.
The Dale is going from bad to worse with an active 3 game losing streak in the league. They have lost all 4 of their previous matches across all venues. The last 7 matches played by Rochdale saw a score of more than 2.5 goals at the full time.
The team from Greater Manchester has lost 3 and won only one of their last 5 away games. All 6 previous matches on the road had a score of over 2.5 goals in total too. With this poor defensive run, they are not looking good enough to beat their opponents for Saturday.
Peterborough vs Rochdale: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Posh has 3 wins and 2 defeats against Rochdale in the last 5 h2h clashes across all venues.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches between them.
- The hosts have won 3 of their last 5 meetings here against the Dale.
- In 4 of those previous 5 h2h matches, the finals score had over 2.5 goals in total.
Peterborough vs Rochdale: Prediction
There is no doubt that we will see some goals in this game. The visiting team has conceded in their last 6 matches on the road. The same trend is followed by the hosts in their last 4 home matches as well. Since 5 of the last 6 away matches of the Dale ended up having more than 2.5 goals, we can expect the same to happen here. So a bet can be placed on over 2.5 goals with 1.67 odds.
The hosts may be able to pick up a win at home after 4 winless matches. The visitors are on a 3 game losing streak and they don’t look like a possible challenge to a team that is way above them in the table. So with home advantage and dominance in recent h2h games, I would recommend betting on Peterborough to win with 2.15 odds.
Peterborough vs Rochdale: Betting Tips
Peterborough to win @ 2.15 (8/7).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.67 (2/3).