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Peterborough United v Burnley - Clarets to capitalise on leaky Posh defence

Peterborough's attacking style seems to stay with them, regardless of the division they are in (credit: Rodney Burton)
Burnley travel to London Road on Saturday knowing that a defeat could see them slip back into the relegation zone, should Reading or Bristol City win.

Eddie Howe’s side have had a tough start, and suffered a 0-2 defeat last weekend at the hands of unbeaten Middlesbrough.

The Posh have been typically free-scoring again this season, despite the loss of Craig Mackail-Smith and Aaron McLean to Brighton and Hull respectively. It is their defence which as usual is a greater cause for concern, having conceded nine Championship goals already this term.

Darren Ferguson’s men still tip the odds, and are BlueSquare’s 13/10 favourites to secure a crucial three points against a side which has flattered to deceive thus far. 

The Clarets will not be making a 350-mile trip just to make up the numbers, and will be fully aware of the home side’s tendency to give away goals. The Lancashire club are 23/10 with bwin to head back up the A1 with an away win in the bag.

The most appealing price available on a draw is the 5/2 bet365 are advertising.

Backing any Peterborough match to have more than 2.5 goals has traditionally been a safe bet – particularly last season – so Boylesports’s 8/11 looks excellent value in comparison with its competitors. 

However, last time I included them in my “Goal Rush” coupon they did the unthinkable – losing 1-0 at home to Hull City – which just goes to show that “bankers” really don’t exist!

Charlie Austin is always worth backing the first goalscorer market, and having had a decent start to the season, I won’t need much convincing to take up William Hill’s 13/2 price on him breaking the deadlock.

I actually see Burnley winning the match come Saturday, and think they’re in a false position in the Championship table.

If I were to pick a scoreline after 90 minutes, then 2-1 to Burnley sounds about right. This pays 11/1 with Ladbrokes and would also ensure my other predictions have half a chance of coming off as well!

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Peterborough United v Burnley - Clarets to capitalise on leaky Posh defence

Burnley travel to London Road on Saturday knowing that a defeat could see them slip back into the relegation zone, should Reading or Bristol City win.

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