Fleetwood Town host promotion play-off hopefuls Peterborough United on Friday afternooand we have all you need to know ahead of the game at Highbury Stadium.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Peterborough United
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Friday 19th April 2019
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX
Match Officials: Tom Nield (Referee) Christopher Ward and Simon Clayton (Assistants) Kevin Mulraine (Fourth Official).
Last five results in all competitions: L D W W L
League position in: 11th on 56 points
Clubs top goal scorer: Paddy Madden (18 goals in all competitions)
Joey Barton’s men fell to a 4-2 defeat at Barnsley at the weekend, with the game being one the Cod Army can take many positives from.
Ched Evans and Wes Burns had scored, but Barnsley scored after each of the goals to dent the Cod Army’s hopes of getting anything out of the game.
Evans’ second-half strike took him to just one goal behind this season’s top scorer Paddy Madden, who has found the back of the net 18 times in all competitions.
Barton’s men will look to avoid losing to the Posh twice in one season, as Fleetwood lost the reverse fixture 1-0 at the ABAX Stadium back in October. Their last trip to Fleetwood came back in 2017 during the previous season and they ran out 3-2 winners.
A win for the Cod Army could climb up to 10th in the table- above Fylde Coast rivals Blackpool, who are Fleetwood’s next opponent on Easter Monday.
Last five results in all competitions: W W W L L
League position: 7th on 64 points
Club’s top goal scorer: Ivan Toney (19 goals in all competitions)
The Posh are currently on an unbeaten run of three games, having picked up nine points from their last three outings in the league. Their previous game saw them pick up a 1-0 win over the other Fylde Coast side, Blackpool.
Darren Ferguson’s men have had an inconsistent away form this season and have won two out of their last seven league games, having lost at Bradford and Wimbledon last month, but they have a game in hand on sixth placed Doncaster, who are currently five points clear of them in the table.
Peterborough have enjoyed a better record in games involving them and the Cod Army. Out of the total nine games they have competed in, the Posh have won five of them, losing only three.
Ones to Watch
While Ivan Toney is the club’s highest scorer in all competitions, it is Matt Godden who is the highest scorer for the club in the league. He has found the back of the net 13 times so far in League One, scoring in their win over Gillingham.
As a product of the Scunthorpe United youth academy, Godden has scored eight times in Peterborough’s first ten league games - a goal record he has managed to keep going throughout the current campaign.
The 27-year-old is a highly experienced customer in the lower leagues, having spent not just three spells at Ebbsfleet, but he’s also plied his trade with Gainsborough, Tamworth and Dartford.
Toney will also be crucial for the Posh on Friday as he has 12 goals for Peterborough in the league this season, racking up 19 in all competitions. He certainly knows how to score against Fleetwood, as he found the back of the net for Scunthorpe at Highbury last season in their 3-2 win over the Cods.
“Joey Barton is not going to line-up in their team so it is not something that is going to affect us whether he is in the dugout or not on Friday. We are concentrating on our game and trying to get a victory.
“By keeping clean sheets, we are giving ourselves a platform to win football matches and we have players at the top end of the pitch who can score goals.”
WE’VE MET BEFORE
The reverse fixture at the ABAX saw Ferguson’s men pick up a crucial 1-0 win over the Cod Army back in October. Rhys Bennett’s 52nd minute strike was enough to hand the men from Cambridgeshire all three points.
The two sides have met on nine different occasions with Fleetwood winning three of those, Peterborough winning five, and only the one draw taking place.
Town supporters can purchase tickets for the game online here and over the phone by calling 01253 775080. Tickets are also available in person at Highbury Stadium or Poolfoot Farm.
Adults - £24 to £28
Senior (65+) - £19 to £23
Under 25 - £19 to £23
Under 16 - £9 to £12
Under 12 - £9 to £12
None of the two teams are clear favourites to win the game, with the Cod Army 6/4 to pick up a win at home.
Darren Ferguson’s men are 17/10 to pick up an away win on Friday, and it could be their second win on the road in just as many games.
If you think that the teams will play out a 1-1 draw, you can get 5/1 on that result.
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