Peterborough United vs Doncaster RoversEnglish League One, KO: 19:45 Apr 27, 2021, Weston Homes Stadium
Peterborough United are on the brink of automatic promotion as they host Doncaster Rovers in an English League One fixture at Weston Homes Stadium. The hosts have built up some momentum in recent weeks and should get the better of Doncaster, who are on a freefall.
Peterborough United earned a 1-0 victory at Charlton Athletic in their previous League One fixture. They struck as early as the ninth minute through Jonson Clarke-Harris and were able to hold on for the win.
Darren Ferguson’s men are now one win away from securing automatic promotion to the English Championship. They will be feeling confident heading into Tuesday’s clash and have won three of their last four matches.
At home is where Peterborough often do their best work with seven wins from their last 10 matches. The one concern is a slightly shaky defence that has conceded in their last three matches at home.
Doncaster Rovers travel to Peterborough off the back of a 1-0 home defeat against Fleetwood Town. They fell behind just after the restart and struggled to get back into the contest with Reece James putting their best chance into the side netting.
It was the ninth defeat in 12 matches for Rovers who appear to be ending the season on a disappointing note. Andy Butler’s men have been on a freefall in recent weeks, dropping to 13th on the table.
Doncaster Rovers have an even worse record on their travels with eight defeats in their last 11 away matches. They suffered a 2-1 defeat against Accrington Stanley in their previous outing on the road.
How the bookies view it
Peterborough United head into Tuesday’s clash as overwhelming favourites among the bookies and are priced at 11/20 by William Hill to win. SBK is offering 28/5 for a victory for Doncaster Rovers while a draw is set at odds of 17/5 by Vbet.
Peterborough’s recent form gives them the edge and I am leaning towards a home win here.
Head to head
Doncaster Rovers have the upper hand in this fixture with nine wins from 18 previous matches. Peterborough United have claimed four wins while there have been five draws between both teams.
Rovers earned a 3-0 victory in the last meeting back in 2019.
Players to watch
As always, Jonson Clarke-Harris will be the one to watch for Peterborough United having scored 29 League One goals this season. BetVictor has the striker at 8/11 to score anytime while also offering 13/5 for the first goal.
Fejiri Okenabirhie is the top scorer for Doncaster Rovers and could be worth keeping an eye on in the goalscorer market. The striker is priced at 15/4 by betway to score anytime while the first goal is set at odds of 10/1 by Unibet.
Anything else catch the eye?
With Peterborough United likely to be dominant on Tuesday, it might be worth a punt backing them to win both halves at 11/4 with Sporting Index. They could also be backed to score in both halves at 6/4 with William Hill.
There is also some value in the goals market with over 3.5 goals priced at 9/4 with betfair while over 2.5 goals is set at odds of 8/9 with SBK. A Peterborough win and over 2.5 goals is also worth considering at 7/5 with BoyleSport.
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