Go for Peterborough Goals in Saturday’s League One

Peterborough's last four home games have each had four goals or more.

The football world will be concentrating on the European Championship qualifiers this week, along with a host of friendlies for those sides who are already through or have failed to qualify. That means there’s no Premier League or Championship this weekend, but there is still plenty of important action in League One, with an almost full fixture list.

We know that lots of punters prefer to stick to domestic football rather than taking chances on international friendlies, where multiple substitutes can stop the flow of the game, and we’ve picked out three cracking bets in League One for those who prefer the more domestic fayre. All of the games we’ve highlighted for Saturday look primed for plenty of goals, starting with Peterborough who welcome struggling Fleetwood to London Road.

Peterborough v Fleetwood

Over 2.5 goals is a stonking bet at  -125  with Bet365Skybet and BetVictor

Peterborough are having a typically inconsistent season this year, and they currently occupy 13th place in the division, a sizable 11 points of the leaders. If they have any pretensions of promotion they need to put a run together quickly and that might explain the openness with which they’ve been playing over recent weeks. Posh’s last eight games have featured a whopping 35 goals, at an average of over 4 goals per game. They’ve alternated between big wins and big defeats over the last few games, and it’s anyone’s guess whether they’ll end up on the winning side on Saturday. They followed up a disappointing 3-2 at Coventry recently with a 3-0 away win at high-flying Burton, so the win market is probably best avoided.

Each of their last four home games has seen at least three goals, and they’re welcoming a side who have been in dire form and shipping goals lately. Fleetwood are 21st in the table, just inside the relegation zone, and just two points above bottom club Crewe. They have lost seven of the last ten games (won the other three), and eight from the last ten on the road. Four of their last eight away games have featured three or more goals, and they are up against a prolific side here in Peterborough. Fleetwood have only drawn 3 of the last 25 games, which shows that they tend to win or lose, so there will probably be no defensive sitting back by the visitors.

Gillingham v Bury

Another game that can go over 2.5 goals at  -120  with Skybet and BoyleSports is the clash between Gillingham and Bury.

The Gills are having a great season this time around in League One. They’re 3rd in the table, just a point behind leaders Wallsall, and promotion looks a distinct possibility at this stage. Much of their success has been built on home form – Gillingham are traditionally strong on home soil – and they’ve won 6 and drawn 2 of their 8 league matches in front of their own fans. What they’ve added this year is a bit more steel on the road, where they’ve managed 3 wins and 2 draws from 8 on the road.

The goals have also been flying in, and Gillingham’s last ten matches have featured 36 goals, at an average of more than 3.5 per game. Both teams have scored in each of their last seven matches at home, and Saturday’s game with Bury looks ripe for being an open encounter.

Bury are also having a great season and at the moment they occupy 6th position in the table with 27 points – only 4 points behind Gillingham. The goals have also been flying in during Bury games this season, with their last ten games including 30 goals – an average of 3 per game. Their away form has also been good, with 4 victories, 2 draws and 2 defeats from their 8 road trips this season. The goals from their last ten away games also count 30, so it’s clear that they are prepared to have a go at anyone on the road this season.

Over 2.5 goals looks like a cracking bet considering how many goals these two usually produce.

Swindon v Scunthorpe

Finally we’re going for over 2.5 goals in the Swindon v Scunthorpe game at -125  with Bet365BoyleSports and Betfred

Swindon are having a woeful season this year after losing out in the play-off final to Preston last season. They’re 23rd in the table, level on 13 points with bottom club Crewe, and only above them by virtue of goal difference – minus 7, compared with minus 10. They already dismissed manager Mark Cooper in October, and have appointed former player Martin Ling as the new boss. He didn’t make an immediate impact though, as his new team went down 3-1 away at Rochdale last week. They’ve now lost 10 of the last 12 in all competitions, and Ling will have his work cut out to rally the troops for a survival battle for the rest of the year.

Their last ten games have seen 27 goals, at an average of 2.7 per game. The goal count is exaggerated at home, where the last ten matches have featured 31 goals at a rate of 3.1 per game, and both teams have scored in all but one of those ten on home ground.

Scunthorpe meanwhile, are having a decent campaign so far, and they’re well-poised in 10th place with 23 points, just four points outside the play-off zone. They score and concede plenty, with their last ten games featuring 28 goals in total. Away from home they haven’t been doing brilliantly, having lost 5 of their 8 road trips this season, but they have demonstrated that they will try to win every game rather than shutting up shop and playing for a draw. Their last ten matches away from home have seen an incredible 38 goals – which is almost 4 per game. Both teams have scored in all but two of those, and it’s clear that Scunthorpe are anything but a defensive away team.

Odds of close to evens on over 2.5 goals looks well worth a shout in a match that both teams will be desperate to try and win.

Tips Summary

Peterborough v Fleetwood Over 2.5 goals
Saturday 14th November, 15:00 GMT
Odds:  -125

Gillingham v Bury Over 2.5 goals
Saturday 14th November, 15:00 GMT
Odds:  -120

Swindon v Scunthorpe Over 2.5 goals
Saturday 14th November, 15:00 GMT
Odds:  -125

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