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Peterborough to continue automatic promotion charge

| 15.03.2011

Four successive League One victories have taken Peterborough to the brink of the automatic promotion places and boss Darren Ferguson will be hoping that they can continue their momentum with a success at Sheffield Wednesday.

Ferguson is expected to name an unchanged team from the one that blitzed Carlisle 6-0 in their latest outing as Peterborough look to defy League One betting odds of 6/4 to beat Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls did lose their away game at Peterborough 5-3 earlier this season, but this remains their only defeat against the opposition in their seven career meetings.

Sheffield Wednesday have lost their last two home fixtures and won just one of their last six at Hillsborough.

But they do possess some quality in their squad and 17/10 is a big price that they secure victory against a team that does like conceding goals.

If Peterborough do win, then Huddersfield need to at least match their result to remain in second spot in the League One standings.

However, Huddersfield are not likely to have it easy travelling to a Brentford side that tend to be pretty strong on their own patch.

Brentford have lost just two of their last ten home games in all competitions and are 9/5 in the League One betting to beat Huddersfield.

Meanwhile, the Terriers have gone 18 league games without tasting defeat and are 7/5 to secure victory.

However, taking into account these statistics and the fact that Huddersfield have not won any of their last five meetings with Brentford, the draw may be the best bet at 12/5.

Elsewhere, Rochdale have hit a rocky patch of late with three straight defeats and they may struggle to reverse this form against Notts County.

Rochdale are 11/8 to benefit from home advantage to take maximum points, with underachieving Notts County priced at 15/8.

A £25 stake on Peterborough beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 would return £450. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.




Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.