In-form United can end the Railwaymen’s mini-revival.
Here’s an unusual statistic involving Peterborough United this season. They’ve lost four out of four games so far played on a Tuesday evening, though will be kicking themselves if allowing that run to be extended when they face bottom-of-the-table Crewe Alexandra this week.
Posh put four points between themselves and the chasing play-off pack with a hard-fought victory over Barnsley at London Road on Saturday. A close-range effort from Conor Washington and another spectacular free-kick from Marcus Maddison cancelling out Devante Cole’s early volley for the Tykes.
Maddison is looking another bargain buy from non-league and will be catching the eye of teams above Posh in the league ladder before long but Darren Ferguson won’t want to lose the 21-year-old former Gateshead midfielder before he’s helped United back into the Championship as he’s already found the net five times since joining in the summer.
With Kyle Vassell still recovering from injury, goals from midfield have become even more important for Posh lately, though the Railwaymen could put up more a fight than would have been expected a couple of weeks ago.
Crewe manager Steve Davis has changed his formation after a disastrous start to the campaign, employing three centre-backs and playing five across the midfield. It’s made Alex look a more solid and they’ve recorded back-to-back wins over Coventry and Walsall to close the gap on the rest.
But they’ve already lost four times at Gresty Road, conceding 15 goals in the process. United have won four of their six matches on the road and have outscored opponents two-to-one.
Peterborough have to be winning games like this if they want to keep tables on Bristol City at the top of the table and should do so at 4/5. You can back a 1-3 correct score at 11/1. Maddison has scored in his side’s last three games and is 19/10 to make it four in a row.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm tonight at Gresty Road.