Peterborough v Cambridge United Betting Tip Peterborough – 12 November 2019

Peterborough to assert authority

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EnglandPeterborough vs Cambridge UnitedEngland
12th November 1930hrs
Football – England – EFL Trophy
Pick Peterborough
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 8/15 odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 11 November)

Group H of the Southern section of the EFL Trophy may already be decided but Cambridge United will be out to avoid a winless campaign when they travel to Peterborough who will top the group regardless.

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Peterborough Preview – Can the Posh make it three straight wins and end the group stage in style?

Saturday’s 1-1 draw away to Stevenage in the first round of the FA Cup means it’s now four games in all competitions with a win for Peterborough. It’s been the worst run of what has been a very strong start to the season and one which Darren Ferguson will be looking to put right as soon as possible. It may have been much worse for Posh considering it was only a late equalizer that kept them in the FA Cup but this is a club with big ambition and they are looking to compete on all fronts. Ferguson’s men sit in third spot in League One and five points behind leaders Ipswich. As is the case in so many of the leagues this season, however, there is not a big margin for error with so many teams queuing up looking to take advantage of any slip-ups.

With no league match until a week on Saturday, this final group game in the EFL Trophy provides Peterborough an opportunity to get back to winning ways. The 2-0 win away to Northampton and 1-0 victory at home to Arsenal U21’s earlier in this campaign means Ferguson’s team have booked their place into the knockout stage but they will be keen to keep up their 100% record in addition to going through the group stage without conceding a goal.

Peterborough to win and Over 2.5 goals

Cambridge United Preview – Will Cambridge exit with some pride intact with their first win of the campaign?

Just like their opponents on Tuesday, Cambridge will have to do it all over again in the first round of the FA Cup following a 1-1 draw at home to Exeter on Saturday. It was an even later salvage operation for Cambridge, however, as a last second strike preserves their cup status for at least one more game. Colin Calderwood is approaching a year in charge of the club and has not had his troubles to seek in that time. Finishing fourth bottom of League Two last season means there is a lot of pressure on him and his players to perform better this season and they have – to some degree. Cambridge are currently positioned in mid-table this season – four points off the playoffs and eight clear of the relegation zone.

In terms of this competition then their struggles continue with the EFL Trophy. With defeat to Northampton and losing on penalties at home to Arsenal’s youngsters, Cambridge’s record stands at just two victories in their last 11 games in this competition. It’s clearly not one which they have great affection for and they will be happy when it’s over.

Key-Facts – Peterborough vs Cambridge United

  • With two wins in the group already Peterborough will be competing in the knockout stage and will qualify top
  • Cambridge’s struggles with the EFL Trophy continue having won just two of their last 11 games in this competition
  • These teams last met back in 2017 in this competition with Peterborough running out 2-0 winners

Peterborough v Cambridge United Betting Advice

The hosts will finish top of this group regardless of what happens on Tuesday but the biggest concern for Ferguson is attempting to get his team in some better form. Cambridge will just be glad when this is over and they can concentrate on climbing the league and closing in on the playoffs with a trip to struggling Walsall to come at the weekend.

It may just be the three goals for Peterborough in their two EFL Trophy goals so far but they have been free-scoring in League One with 39 goals in 17 matches. Their home form is also very good with five wins in eight games and just the one defeat. That loss came on the first day of the season and they have since won six of eight at London Road. With Cambridge’s motivational levels questionable at this stage I’m backing Peterborough to make it three wins from three in this section.