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Peterborough vs Preston: Our best betting tips
Peterborough were absolutely battered in midweek and are in serious danger of relegation. Can they find a way to beat midtable Preston? Find out with our Peterborough vs Preston match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Posh to lose again
Peterborough being in a relegation battle is not news to anyone but if their fans took hope from their cup win over QPR last weekend then they've been firmly brought back to Earth. Their Wednesday evening clash with Cardiff was dubbed a relegation six pointer and Posh were battered 4-0. It means they've taken just one point from the last 18 available. Preston meanwhile have lost just one of their last 10 and are unbeaten in five. That form along with the head to head record that shows Preston have won four of the last five meetings makes it hard to imagine any outcome but an away win.
A low scoring match
Next up we are backing under 2.5 goals to be scored in this match. You can't read too much into the number of goals Peterborough have seen in their recent weeks because after such a humbling by Cardiff they'll surely look to tighten up against Preston. In fact, even with that heavy defeat to the Bluebirds, the Posh have still gone under 2.5 in two of their last three outings. Preston meanwhile have gone under 2.5 goals in each of their last three games. The head to head record strongly supports an under 2.5 goals prediction as well; the last four meetings have ended under 2.5 with an average goals per game of just 1.5.
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Peterborough vs Preston: It's predicted lineup time
Preston might be coasting towards a dull but comfortable midtable finish but the same cannot be said for Peterborough; they're enduring a torrid run at the moment and look more likely to be leapfrogged by Derby than they do to get out of trouble themselves.
Peterborough Predicted Lineup
At this stage of the season along with the form Peterborough have shown, there is no way to dress things up. If Peterborough to not find a way of winning games then they are heading straight back to where they came – League One. After their humiliation at Cardiff, their fans will expect a reaction from the players.
Predicted lineup – Benda, Kent, Beevers, Edwards, Coulson, Norburn, Fuchs, Mumba, Poku, Marriott, Morton
Preston Predicted Lineup
Preston might be plodding along without threatening those playoff places but they're in a good patch of form and this is another opportunity to extend that. As the weeks pass, the shackles might loosen too, which would please their fans with little at stake.
Predicted lineup – Iversen, van den Berg, Bauer, Hughes, Potts, Browne, Whiteman, Johnson, Earl, Evans, Archer
A brief FAQ ahead of Peterborough vs Preston
- Where is the game being played? – Weston Homes Stadium
- What time does the match start? 3 PM GMT
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Preston