Plymouth vs Peterborough Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 10 August 2022

Goals as Plymouth face Posh

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EnglandPlymouth vs PeterboroughEngland
10 August 1945hrs
Football – England – League Cup
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 1 August

Midweek cup action returns in England this week and it is an all League One clash with Plymouth hosting Peterborough who have made a fast start to the campaign.

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Plymouth Preview – Can Plymouth bounce back after disappointing defeat at the weekend?

It has been a mixed start for Plymouth in League One. A good win at home to Barnsley – relegated from the Championship and one of the favourites for promotion – set them up for a visit to Fleetwood on Saturday. Steven Schumacher’s men took the lead but were unable to hold on and ended up taking nothing from the game. It would have been a long and frustrating return journey home but they have a chance to put things right with this League Cup match.

Schumacher’s men narrowly missed out on the playoff spots last season, finishing in seven place and three points adrift of Wycombe. It was a case of what could have been as Plymouth failed to win any of their last five matches which ultimately cost them their chance of promotion.


Our betting prediction
Plymouth win/BTTS
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 9 August)
Ryan Hardie had a standout season in the previous campaign. The Scottish striker 19 goals in all competitions which is the first time he has managed double figures. He got his first goal of the new season in Saturday’s defeat and scored twice in Plymouth’s 4-0 win over the Posh at the same stage of this competition a year ago. He will be looking forward to adding to that tally in this one.
Mikel Miller has been signed from Rotherham to help out in the goal department. Miller could make his debut in this match for his new team.

Peterborough Preview – Will The Posh transfer their league form into cup action?

Peterborough put up a good fight in the Championship last season, but it was ultimately to no avail. Finishing third bottom and four points from safety – having won three of their last five – wouldn’t have made it any easier for Grant McCann, who took over for a second spell in charge of the Posh back in February. There was definitely improvement after his appointment and confidence is high they can bounce straight back.

Two wins to kickoff the new season have only added to that belief. The wins have come in very different ways, too, coming from two goals down to beat Cheltenham on the opening day and then brushing Morecambe aside 3-0 at the weekend.


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Although it is still early days it looks very likely that McCann’s men will be there or thereabouts when it comes to promotion. And that is the ultimate aim. Jack Marriot and Jonson Clarke-Harris have stayed at the club somewhat surprisingly. The latter scored 31 in their promotion-winning campaign a couple of years ago whilst the duo combined for more than 20 goals in the Championship last time out.

Posh have struggled in this competition and it’s fair to say they don’t see it as a priority. They’ve lost in the first round in each of the last five seasons with their last victory being 2016. Their last away win in the League Cup was 2013 at Colchester.

Plymouth vs Peterborough Betting Advice

It can often be difficult to predict cup ties at such an early stage of the season. There are even more variables than normal in terms of team selection and form but the angle here has to be Peterborough’s record and approach to the League Cup in recent seasons.

Last year’s 4-0 home defeat to Plymouth was their fifth consecutive season they have exited at this stage.


Key Facts –  Plymouth vs Peterborough Betting Tip

  • Steven Schumacher’s men have won one and lost one so far in the league this season
  • Peterborough sit top of League One and are the only team to have won their first two games
  • The teams met in the same round last season with Plymouth romping to a 4-0 away win


Plymouth will be confident with home advantage but my selection is for there to be three or more goals. With changes likely to be made and both teams looking to play on the front foot, goals are the way to go.


Best Betting Odds for Plymouth vs Peterborough

Plymouth: 5/4 Betfred
Draw: 5/2 at Betfred
Peterborough: 7/4 at Betfred