Stat Pack: Swindon Town vs Peterborough United
9th placed Swindon Town haven’t played for nearly a fortnight following a New Years Day postponement and a rescheduled game following FA Cup exit. Town’s last game was a 1-1 draw at Bradford City. As a result, Swindon drop to four points adrift of Rotherham United in the final play-off positions.
In the League One form guide, Swindon are 12th with two wins, two draws and two defeats in six.
At the County Ground, Swindon are 3rd in the form guide with four wins and two draws in six games. Town’s comeback to beat Coventry City 2-1 was their last game as hosts.
Swindon have not failed to score as hosts this season in League One. An average of 2.36 goals scored per game by Town ensures they are the division’s entertainers.
5th placed Peterborough United are five points ahead of their hosts. United have slipped off the automatic promotion places in recent weeks following a winless run of three defeats in succession. As a result Peterborough are 18th in the League One form guide with two wins, one draw and three defeats.
On their travels, United lost 1-2 at Carlisle United and 24th in the form guide with only one draw and five defeats in six games. In fact, Peterborough’s last away victory was 1-0 at Port Vale in October.
In all League, FA Cup and Football League competitions, Town have faced Peterborough United on 54 occasions, winning 18, drawing 16 and defeated 20; scoring 74 and conceding 78.
As hosts, Swindon have a record of 12 wins, 7 draws and 7 defeats, scoring 36 and conceding 26.
Peterborough haven’t been beaten in this fixture in the previous eight meetings. United won the game at London Road 1-0 on the opening Saturday of the season.
Swindon haven’t won as hosts in four meetings. The two previous meetings at the County Ground have ended in score-draws.
Town’s last win over the Posh came in September 2003, goals from Sam Parkin and James Milner secured the victory in the League One game.
Peterborough haven’t failed to score in this fixture in eight meetings.
The Posh are on an awful run of four games without a win, including a goalless draw at non-league Kidderminster in the FA Cup. However, Peterborough have certainly had the upper hand in recent games with Swindon, ensuring Town haven’t won in eight meetings.
With Peterborough the division’s current whipping boys for various hosts and Town are one of League One’s strongest hosts, this Saturday represents the best opportunity for ten years to beat the Posh.
Final-score: Swindon Town 2-1 Peterborough United
Come on You Reds!
Lets hope your prediction is correct. We really need a good run now to close that ever increasing gap to the play off places. Interestingly we find ourselves 15 points off automatic promotion and just 10 points off automatic relegation. The next few games will be critical to see which end we will be fighting for at the end of the season. C’mon you Reds !!!!