Peterborough host Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon looking to build on their recent run of two Championship games unbeaten.
They will have their work cut out as the visitors have started the season well, finding themselves in fourth place, but Posh are rated as 3/2 favourites in bwin’s 3Way football betting market for the match.
The draw is priced at 9/4 and Boro are at odds of 17/10 to pick up another three points.
Peterborough picked up only their second draw of the season last weekend at Birmingham (their first came 17 games ago) and if the theory about waiting all day for a bus and two come along at once is true, this one will end all square.
However, Peterborough’s extravagant form this term means anything could happen in this one – making it either a nightmare to bet on or a great opportunity for the shrewd punter to place an informed wager, depending on whether your glass is half-empty or half-full.
Posh’s point at St Andrews and win prior to that against Coventry ended a run of three straight defeats in the Championship and their home record this season reads played eight, won five and lost three.
With over 2.5 goals being scored in all but one of those matches, backing this particular selection looks a sure-fire winner at 31/50. Their last three home games have actually produced five goals or more – over 4.5 goals at London Road tomorrow is rated at 333/100.
Middlesbrough are eight points off leaders Southampton following a strong start and even when they had a wobble, they were not getting beaten with regualarity.
In fact, Boro have only been defeated twice all season – on trips to the Saints and Nottingham Forest – and a 3-1 win against Doncaster in their last away match ended a run of three games on the road without a goal.
Boro are 14/5 not to score at Peterborough, but in reality, this game screams out one thing. Goals.
Peterborough’s home record this season reads played eight, won five and lost three.With over 2.5 goals being scored in all but one of those matches, backing this particular selection looks a sure-fire winner at 31/50.
Admittedly, the first half an hour could be cagey as Boro sit back and soak up pressure but there is no reason to doubt that the second half will bring plenty of goals.
Peterborough alone have scored five second-half goals in their last three matches and we recommend betting on over 2.5 second-half goals to be scored in this match at 11/4 with bwin.
This is surely a smarter strategy than backing a 3Way result, as it is hard to predict a winner with confidence with both sides displaying such erratic form.
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