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Peterborough vs Walsall Predictions

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      Fourth placed Peterborough United will be aiming to keep the pressure on the top three this weekend by taking all three points from their match at home to mid table Walsall. The visitors occupy eleventh place and are currently eight points of the play-off places, but victory in Peterborough would be the perfect response to last weekends heavy defeat to Bradford City and could take the Saddlers into ninth spot.

      Peterborough United came from behind twice to rescue a point in Shrewsbury last time out, going behind to a second minute strike from Docherty. Top scorer Godden brought the visitors back onto level terms ten minutes later after good work from Maddison, and the pair went in level at the half time break. The second forty-five produced a similar story as a goal from Okenabirhie just shy of the hour mark saw Shrewsbury restore their one-goal lead, only for Bennett to rescue a point for the visitors in the second minute of stoppage time. A draw was the fair result as both teams had four corners, five shots on target, and three off target during the ninety minutes, with the possession split 48%/52% in favour of Peterborough United.

      Some woeful defending lead to Walsall being battered 4-0 in Bradford last weekend, where a goal from Scottish full back Caddis saw the home side lead 1-0 at the break. Walsall collapsed in the second half following David Ball’s fifty-second minute strike to make it 2-0, with the striker netting his brace just after the hour mark and substitute Doyle wrapping up a 4-0 win with his fourth league goal of the campaign. The statistics suggest this game was very close as Walsall edged the possession with 51% and had just as many corners as their hosts, but Bradford were clinical in the final third and Walsall didn’t do themselves any favours defensively.

      When these two clubs met back in February a ninth minute strike from Ngoy gave the visitors Walsall an early lead and Maddison missed a penalty in the twelfth minute, but Bogle levelled for the hosts Peterborough shortly before the half time break. Peterborough had more corners, more shots, and more possession during the match and deservedly went in front with what turned out to be the winning goal from Taylor.

      Peterborough United head into this weekends clash as the clear form favourites after picking up three wins and three draws from their last six matches, and remaining unbeaten in their last ten. Walsall have lost three of their last six, but did win their last away game in the FA Cup against Sunderland. Godden is the most obvious goal scoring threat in the hosts squad with ten goals in League One this season, but teammates Cummings and Toney have each chipped in with six goals so far. Cook top scores for Walsall with five league goals this season, but hasn’t scored in his last three appearances and has only netted twice in his last ten for the visitors.

      We’re confident that Peterborough United will win and that both teams will score in the process, with the final scoreline ending 3-1. Peterborough won the last meeting between the pair 2-1, and four of their last six games against one another have seen both teams score. Walsall have lost three of their last five away games in league and cup, and only managed to win once. Both teams have scored in four of Peterborough’s last six and three of Walsall’s last five matches, which is why were expecting both teams to get on the scoreboard this weekend.

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