Peterborough welcome Bristol Rovers to the ABAX Stadium this Saturday for some League One action. Both sides sit in the top half of the table but will be looking for all three points this Saturday to push themselves closer to the Play-off places.
The Posh sit eighth in League One currently. After nine games, Peterborough have four wins, two draws, three losses and 14 points. This leaves The Posh just two points adrift of the Play-offs.
In their last five games in all competitions, The Posh have two wins, two draws and a loss. In the Football League Trophy Group stage, Peterborough faced Cambridge United. Jadel Katongo and Ephron Mason-Clark both scored to give Peterborough the 2 - 0 win. Hector Kyprianou opened the scoring for The Posh against Leyton Orient. However, Omar Beckles equalised for Orient within the first half as the game finished 1 - 1. Peterborough were back to winning ways as Harrison Burrows, Jonson Clarke-Harris and Peter Kioso all scored in the 3 - 0 win over nine men Cheltenham who had both James Olayinka and Nathan Butler-Oyedeji sent off. Despite Bolton going down to ten men in the first half, The Posh could only manage a 1 - 1 draw with Clarke-Harris on the scoresheet.
Peterborough’s last game out was in the Third Round of the League Cup against League Two Mansfield Town. Clarke-Harris grabbed a double but two penalties from Mansfield took the tie to penalties. Josh Knight, Ronnie Edward and Clarke-Harris all missed to give Mansfield the 3 - 1 win.
Bristol Rovers sit four places below their opponents this weekend in 12th. In eight games, The Gas have three wins, three draws and two losses, leaving them on 12 points. With a game in hand, Rovers are just four points back from the final Play-off place.
In their last five games in all competitions, Rovers have three wins, one draw and one loss. Josh Grant popped up with a 94th minute equaliser for Rovers in the 1 - 1 draw with Lincoln City. In the Football League Trophy Group stage The Gas hosted Cheltenham. James Gibbons, Antony Evans, Aaron Collins and an own goal from Rob Street gave Rovers the 4 - 1 win, with Cheltenham’s only goal being a Gibbons own goal. John Marquis and Collins both scored late on in the second half to grab a 2 - 0 win over Shrewsbury. This time in the Football League Trophy Group stage, Rovers hosted West Ham’s U21 team. Sam Finley opened the scoring for Rovers, but a double from Callum Marshall and a goal from George Earthy gave West Ham the 3 - 1 win.
The most recent outing for Rovers was against Wigan last Saturday. Luke Thomas, Jack Hunt, Collins and Marquis all scored in the 4 - 1 thrashing of Wigan with Charlie Wyke the lone scorer for Wigan.
Peterborough and Bristol Rovers have met 48 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1938. Not much separates the teams as Peterborough have 17 wins and Rovers have 15 wins, with the other 16 games ending in a draw.