Peterborough United vs SunderlandEnglish League One, KO: 15:00 Apr 5, 2021, Weston Holmes Stadium
It is second against third as Peterborough United host Sunderland in an English League One fixture at Weston Holmes Stadium. Both teams are among the leading scorers and separated by just two points.
Peterborough United earned a hard fought 1-0 victory at Fleetwood Town in their previous League One fixture. They had been kept quiet for much of the game but found the breakthrough late on through Jonson Clarke-Harris’ free-kick.
The hosts are second on the table but still have hopes of clinching the League One title as they sit just one point behind leaders Hull City. They have been in fine form lately and are unbeaten in four of their last five matches.
Darren Ferguson’s men boast of one of the most potent attacks in League One and ran out 7-0 winners over Accrington Stanley in their last home fixture. However, they are not particularly solid at the back with a 3-3 draw at Rochdale among their recent results.
Sunderland were also victorious in their last League One fixture as they triumphed 3-1 against Oxford United. They came from behind with goals from Lynden Gooch, Alden Mcgeady and Max Power earning them the win.
The Black Cats also appear to be looking beyond automatic promotion as they sit just three points behind Hull City. They are one of the form sides in League One in recent times and are unbeaten in their last 11 matches.
Lee Johnson’s men also have a fine record on the road and have suffered just one away defeat all season. They are driven by a prolific attack and have scored 10 goals in their last five away matches.
How the bookies view it
Monday’s clash appears too close to call but the bookies have installed Sunderland slight favourites with SBK offering 30/17 for an away victory. The same firm has Peterborough United at 20/11 to win while a draw is set at 9/4 by betfair.
With both teams appearing evenly matched at the moment, I am tempted to lean towards a draw in this one.
Head to head
Sunderland have the edge in this fixture with six wins from nine previous matches, including a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture. Peterborough have been victorious just once while there have been two draws between both teams.
Recent meetings have been more evenly spread with a win each and two draws in the last four matches.
Players to watch
Striker Jonson Clarke-Harris remains the biggest attacking threat for Peterborough and is coming off his 26th goal of the season. Unibet has the League One top scorer at 31/10 to score anytime while the first goal is set at odds of 9/2 by Betfred.
Sunderland also have quality in attack, particularly Charlie Wyke who has 22 League One goals this season. The striker is priced at 11/5 by Unibet in the anytime goalscorer market while Betfred is offering 6/1 for the first goal.
Anything else catch the eye?
With Peterborough and Sunderland boasting plenty of quality in attack, there are likely to be some reward in the goals market. Red Zone is offering 11/10 for both teams to score, over 2.5 goals is valued at 13/10 by BetVictor who are also backing over 3.5 goals at 17/5.
There are also likely to be goals in both halves, which is valued at 21/20 by William Hill while Peterborough could be a good bet to score first at 11/10 at bet365.
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