Darren Ferguson and Peterborough United won’t lack for experience when they take on Leyton Orient in the first League One play-off semi-final first leg; they’ve been here before.
Posh are 6/5 favourites to eke out an advantage in front of the TV cameras at London Road, with an Orient victory and the draw rated equally likely by the bwin layers as 21/10 shots.
One of the aforementioned wagers makes into our three prime punts for the fixture, to find out which, read on…
Leyton Orient to win @ 21/10
Both our adversaries’ meetings this term have gone the way of the visiting side, with Russell Slade’s O’s boasting a slender aggregate advantage thanks to a 3-1 victory in East Anglia.
United took the return fixture thanks to a late sucker-punch one-two and Orient, who would have missed out on a play-off berth if the division had been decided on home form alone, will be especially keen to glean a lead given their less than stellar form back at the Matchroom Stadium.
Both teams to score @ 31/50
Ferguson’s men have long been a byword for goal-bedecked entertainment and that’s unlikely to stop now, despite the gravity of the situation.
Orient are the joint-highest road scorers in the third tier this season, while Posh have only the division’s ninth-strongest rearguard.
Peterborough do, however, also have 32-goal hitman Britt Assombalonga as part of an attack that had been denied just five times in 30 games on home turf this season, before a weakened team were held by Port Vale last time out.
Peterborough to score last @ 83/100
Despite the Londoners having bagged a huge 24.7 per cent of their league goals in the final 15 minutes of league fixtures in 2013/14, they haven’t notched after the 75th minute for 12 outings.
On the contrary, the hosts have struck inside the 90th minute of the last two games they played with a full-strength side and put two past Orient inside the last couple of minutes of normal time in the teams’ most recent meeting.