Saturday, November 06, 2010



Stockport County - Peterborough United

This is a bit from the school of the blindingly obvious, but I feel the last thing that County need right now is a visit from free scoring Posh. Hosts have not scored in four and conceded ten in their last two, normally professional teams bounce back with a very committed display after one thumping, especially when it came on home soil to a relegation favourite, so to repeat the scoreline the very next week, albeit having played 82 minutes with ten men, means that something is very wrong. You would have expected damage limitation at least, they were never at the races and allowed Morecambe 25 attempts on goal, most on target. County are a team used to losing, having tasted defeat 31 times last season and those memories are flooding back after recent results. Just three wins at EdgeleyPark in 38 league outings (ouch !) and confidence is going to need to be dragged up off the floor after last week.

Boro got their league campaign back on track with a 3-1 win at Walsall in midweek and will not want to let the momentum drop today, they are League 1 high scorers averaging well over two per game and it is not inconceivable that these two could be three divisions apart next season. Captain Grant McCann will return today, I expect even if they rotate a little, the visitors to play with freedom and without fear, exactly the opposite of County, who will be fearful taking to the pitch and looking for somewhere to hide if falling behind.

Peterborough United -0.75 1.97

Good Luck.

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