The laying merchants at bwin have tipped the odds to reach the League One play-off final in Leyton Orient’s favour after the O’s excellent second-half showing at London Road earned them a 1-1 first-leg draw with Peterborough.
Those who fancy the east enders to book their place at Wembley by winning the match in 90 minutes can get paid out at 11/10, with Darren Ferguson’s men and the draw available identically at 11/5.
Of the three match-betting offerings, a punt on the Posh has to be the way to go though, with new customers who open an account at bwin.com today pocketing a £30 free bet, which translates into £66 profit if successfully placed on the visitors.
Ferguson’s play-off aficionados have won the post-season lottery three times since the 1991/92 campaign and look an excellent bet to move within one match of making it four.
Orient’s footing in the tie may be firmer after avoiding defeat in their away leg, but the Matchroom Stadium isn’t a stronghold that will strike fear into the visitors.
If the League One table was built based on points amassed on the homestead, Russell Slade’s overachieving outfit would’ve finished the regular season in seventh, a standing not good enough to make the play-offs.
Seven teams have snared the spoils from sojourns down Brisbane Road this term, including the Posh when the sides met in February.
This was their second success in three visits to Orient, who have failed to beat four of the previous six sides they’ve welcomed through their door.
Peterborough thumped four past Shrewsbury to triumph on their most recent road game so confidence will be high ahead of this capital venture.
To further elevate their already buoyant spirits they can draw on the fact that only promoted pair Wolves and Brentford have picked up more wins against top-half foes than their ten and this ability to beat the best, coupled with Orient’s bother in the backyard, should see Peterborough prevail.