Blackpool welcome Peterborough to Bloomfield Road this weekend for a big clash in League One, one that could have a big effect on those in the Play-off places.
Blackpool currently sit sixth in League One after 14 games. With six wins, five draws and three losses, Blackpool sit on 23 points, five points adrift of the last automatic promotion spot.
In their last five games in all competitions, Blackpool have three wins and two draws. Jordan Rhodes and Karamoko Dembele both scored to give Blackpool a 2 - 0 lead going into the 70th minute, but an 81st minute goal from Alfie May and an 83rd minute goal from Corey Blackett-Taylor meant that the game ended in a 2 - 2 draw. In the Football League Trophy, Blackpool faced Liverpool’s U21 team. Paul Glatzel put Liverpool into the lead in the first half, but a goal in added time of the first half from Albie Morgan meant the teams were level at the break. Liverpool scored again through Mateusz Musialowski, but a hat-trick from Kylian Kouassi and a goal from Andy Lyons gave Blackpool the 5 - 2 win.
Another big win came against Stevenage. Rhodes, Owen Dale and CJ Hamilton all scored in the 3 - 0 win for Blackpool, though they were matched by Stevenage with only three shots on target. In a big clash with Oxford United, both teams went home with a point. Greg Leigh opened the scoring for Oxford in the first half, and it looked likely to be the winning goal until Rhodes equalised in the 92nd minute to grab the 1 - 1 draw.
The last time out for Blackpool was against Cheltenham in the midweek. Shayne Lavery, Rhodes and Dembele all scored to give Blackpool the 3 - 1 lead going into halftime, and despite a brace from Will Goodwin, Blackpool beat Cheltenham 3 - 2.
Peterborough currently sit fifth in League One after 14 games. The Posh have seven wins, four draws and three losses, leaving them on 25 points and three points behind the final automatic promotion spot.
In their last five games in all competitions, Peterborough have three wins and two draws. Archie Finn Collins and David Ajiboye both scored in the 2 - 0 win over Bristol Rovers, where Peterborough restricted The Gas to just two shots on target. However, next time out was an unlikely draw with Carlisle United. Ronnie Edwards drew first blood in the 72nd minute, but when The Posh thought they had won, Jordan Gibson scored in the 96th minute to grab the 1 - 1 draw for Carlisle.
Peterborough bounced back against Lincoln City. Ajiboye and Joel Randall both scored in the second half to give The Posh the 2 - 0 win over a Lincoln side that did not register a single shot on target. Brandon Hanlan opened the scoring for Wycombe, but The Posh went into halftime with the lead after Randall and Ephron Mason-Clarke both scored just before halftime. However, Mason-Clarke was back on the scoresheet, this time with an own goal to see the game finish 2 - 2.
The most recent outing for Peterborough was against Port Vale. Mason-Clarke scored the only goal of the game in the first half in the 1 - 0 win for The Posh
Blackpool and Peterborough have met 49 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1972. Peterborough have the better record in the fixture, with 21 wins in comparison to Blackpool’s 17 wins, with the other 11 games finishing in a draw.