Peterborough vs Bury predictions and betting tips for this weekend’s League One fixture including the best odds for each selection made by our football tipster.
Bury have exceeded many people’s pre-season expectations of them this season sitting in 3rd place with 20 points from 11 games. They narrowly lost out to leaders Scunthorpe at Gigg Lane last weekend, but it’s still an excellent start for the Shakers. Credit to David Flitcroft, he’s assembled a hard-working and talented side who will pick up many more points between now and the end of the season. Peterborough have just gone off the boil of late and the goals have started to dry up. Following their 2-2 draw with Swindon during the previous International Break, they have failed to win any of their last 5 games, picking up four draws and losing to in-form Sheffield United. Grant McCann needs to find a way to get his side firing again as they have the talent in their ranks to do so. He described their midweek performance as ‘Insipid’ and believes this televised encounter will be the ideal way to bounce back.
Although Peterborough aren’t in any kind of form, they haven’t been losing many games. They have picked up four draws from their last five, but aren’t scoring enough goals. Bury are very strong at home, they’ve won two, drawn two and lost one away from home this season. Bury are hard to break down and our first Peterborough vs Bury prediction is a point apiece.
Anybody hoping for some lunchtime entertainment should be catered for here as goals are expected. Peterborough rarely keep a clean sheet and their last four home games have finished 1-1, 2-2, 2-2 and 5-1 whilst away from Bury have recently drawn 3-3 and won 3-1. There should be goals here and that is the focus for our second Peterborough vs Bury betting tip.
There are a number of Bury absentees here, so although backing James Vaughn may be tempting for many, he’s not a definite starter here. I’d prefer to opt for a Peterborough player. Neither Tom Nichols nor Paul Taylor are In-form, so Marcus Maddison is the bet for the third football betting tip in this League One match. The winger has been finding the back of the net of late and scored last time Posh were on TV.
Posh right-back Michael Smith is on International Duty with Northern Ireland but summer signing Hayden White looks set to deputise. Up front, Paul Taylor and Tom Nichols haven’t been firing of late and the boss could shake things up. 17-year-old striker Deon Moore started in midweek in the cup and could play some part here.
Bury have a lot of absentees for this match. Craig Jones injured himself in the defeat to Scunthorpe and will be missing for the next two months. James Vaughn missed out last week and is in a race to be fit for this one. Leon Barnett hasn’t played since early September whilst Nathan Cameron is another long term injury.
The midfield duo of Jacob Mellis and Tom Soares both picked up bookings last weekend, bringing their total to 5 and they will be missing for this game as well. Andrew Tutte is likely to be restored to the side.
These two sides met in the league last season for the first time since 2008. Bury won both matches with a 3-2 win here in September last season before completing the double with a 3-1 win in March.
Our anytime goalscorer tip Marcus Maddison scored in that particular match.
Peterborough did emerge 2-1 winners in the FA Cup in 2010 though.
Playing at home, it’s no surprise to see Peterborough the favourites for this match priced at around 11/10 for this encounter. The draw is anywhere between 12/5 and 14/5 with Bury around 13/5. The Shakers may be a bigger price because of their absentees. Goals are heavily fancied with Both Teams to Score as short as 1/2 with many firms.
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