Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson will undoubtedly be reeling following ‘that’ defeat last weekend on his return to Hull and will do everything in his power to ensure his side get back to winning ways when they welcome Peterborough United.
Despite sitting in a relatively comfortable mid-table position of 16th, Darren Fergusons’s men have the second worst defensive record in the Championship. So far, the Posh rearguard has remarkably leaked 38 goals in 20 league matches.
Last Saturday they reached new lows for the campaign, though, as they amazingly fought back from 3-0 down, only to end up throwing away a point as Barnsley grabbed a fourth and decisive goal.
However, they do find the net on a similarly regular basis and they will have their backers considering they are available at odds of 9/2 to gain all three points.
These two sides have possibly been the most unpredictable in the Championship, with both involved in games which have brought what can only be referred to as crazy results.
It could be worth backing both teams to score in the first half. Posh have been involved in eight Championship fixtures where this has occurred, and given this stat, odds of 5/2 on it happening again look extremely interesting.
Peterborough have gone from thrashing Ipswich 7-1 to then not winning for the next four games. Conversely, Leicester were the only team in 14 fixtures to lose against Bristol City, but then proceeded to defeat high-flying Southampton.
Still, the Foxes look to be the best option in bwin’s 3Way football betting market at odds of 3/5, especially as they have won their last two home games against Blackpool and Crystal Palace without conceding. A stalemate is priced at 13/5.
Considering Peterborough’s ability to find the net, odds of 6/5 on a Leicester win in a game involving three or more goals could be a way of picking up a larger return on a home victory.
There may also be some value in bwin’s run of play market – for either side to lead and end up losing is inviting at odds of 23/4 – while it seems to be a given that both teams will score at an admittedly unappealing price of 57/100.
As a result, in looking for a bit more value it could be worth backing both teams to score in the first half. Posh have been involved in eight Championship fixtures where this has occurred, and given this stat, odds of 5/2 on it happening again look extremely interesting.
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