Peterborough Vs Northampton Betting Tip: Home To Nil – 16 April 2021

Posh too strong for toothless Cobblers

Jonson Clarke-Harris / Peterborough ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 16.02.2021

England Peterborough Vs Northampton England

Friday 16th April 2021 – 19:00
English League One
Pick: Peterborough Win To Nil
Odds: 13/10
Bookmaker: PaddyPower
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 13th April 2021)

Preview: Second place Peterborough welcome sixth-from-bottom, and without a win on their travels since November, Northampton to Weston Homes Stadium for a contest the hosts are firmly expected to gain another vital three points in their push for promotion.

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Peterborough – Promotion push gaining momentum?

After appearing to lose their way in March, when winning only one of their first six matches, Peterborough (W23 D7 L10) are well and truly back in their groove after picking up ten of the last twelve points available to them. Last week’s 3-0 victory at struggling Swindon was as comfortable as the scoreline suggested and, more importantly, kept them second in the League One standings as we approach the final stretch.

Goalkeeper Josef Bursik was seldom called into action last time and that clean sheet means six of their last seven league victories were ‘to nil’. Meanwhile, striker Jonson Clarke-Harris extended his handsome lead in the division’s scoring stakes – 27 in all – to five with his fifth goal in four games. Posh, who won the reverse fixture 2-0 in October, also boast the best home record at this level (W14 D3 L2).

League leaders Hull were the last visiting side to prevail at the Weston Homes Stadium, with the aforementioned Tigers the only side to do so since November. Third place Sunderland did leave with a creditable 1-1 draw last time out here, however, that was just the second occasion in eight such matches that Darren Ferguson’s men were denied the three points on their own patch.

 

Jonson Clarke-Harris First Goalscorer
12/5

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Northampton – Cobblers wobbling in pursuit of safety?

Thanks to a late Sam Hoskins penalty, Northampton (W10 D10 L21) were able to avoid their first set of back-to-back defeats since early February as they rescued a point at home to fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers. That result, a 1-1 draw, continued the Cobblers inconsistent form (last 8 games: LDLWLWLD) and keeps them perched precariously above the division’s relegation zone in 19th – two places and as many points clear of danger.

Only Ryan Watson, with a meagre seven goals, has netted more frequently during the current campaign than Sam Hoskins, whose calmness from the spot made it five for the season and his second in five League One outings. Those modest numbers accurately reflect a team whose problems finding the back of the net are acute, having scored at least six goals fewer (34) than any other team in England’s third tier.

The Cobblers’ last strike on the road, meanwhile, was a 90th minute consolation in a 2-1 loss to Charlton on 9 March. They have failed to net in three subsequent away encounters, following up a goalless draw with mid-table Doncaster by losing ‘to nil’ at AFC Wimbledon and Hull. Leaving them with one point from their past six away league games along with the worst away record (W3 D5 L12) in the division.

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Peterborough Vs Northampton Betting Advice

There is a significant gulf, the equivalent of a chasm, between these two sides at present. Peterborough are in the hunt for automatic promotion and, with three wins and no defeats in four, look all set for another tilt at the Championship. As for Northampton, who have won only two of their previous eight League One fixtures, there are no guarantees the Cobblers will still be playing football at this same level next term.

 

Peterborough Vs Northampton – Key Facts:

  • In the reverse fixture back in October, Peterborough secured a 2-0 win that stretched Posh’s unbeaten record versus Northampton to ten matches (W8 D2).
  • Six of the last seven League One victories for Peterborough were without conceding a goal, as was the case in each of their previous three meetings with Northampton.
  • This fixture also pits the best home team (Peterborough home record: W14 D3 L2) against the division’s worst travellers (Northampton away record: W3 D5 L12).

 

No team in League One has registered more points or found the net more often in home matches than Peterborough. A fairly ominous statistic for Northampton who bring with them to Weston Homes Stadium the division’s worst away record. Moreover, the latter are without an away goal in three games and now take on a side that has allowed one goal across their last four encounters, winning three said matches without conceding.

Best Betting Odds – Peterborough Vs Northampton

Peterborough – 1/2 (BetVictor)
Draw – 16/5 (PaddyPower)
Northampton – 6/1 (Boylesports)