Fleetwood Town welcome Peterborough United to Highbury for another key Sky Bet League One fixture, and in our match preview we have all you need to know.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Peterborough United
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 15 February 2020
Kick-off time: 15:00
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX
Match Officials: Martin Coy (Referee), Paul Newhouse & Alan Clayton (Assistants), Kevin Mulraine (Fourth Official)
This will be the second time this season that Martin Coy will be refereeing at Highbury. The first visit was against Liverpool U21s in the Leasing.com Trophy, which finished 1-1. He handed out 4 yellow cards.
Throughout this season Coy has handed out 72 yellow cards and 4 red cards in the 24 matches he has been the referee.
Fleetwood are playing again after an astonishing run of form, which has seen the Cod Army pick up 9 points from their last three games. Their latest win was a 1-0 win away at Wycombe Wanderers, with Paddy Madden scoring the all important goal. The other wins have come against Doncaster Rovers and AFC Wimbledon.
With being solid at the back against second in the league Wycombe, there will be plenty of positives for Joey Barton and his side as they look to push up into the play-offs after their recent run of form.
Kyle Dempsey, Jordan Rossiter, Harrison Biggins are still out. Ched Evans is suspended for this game after picking up a red card at Adams Park.
Peterborough are coming into this game with 6 wins from their last 6 matches. Darren Ferguson's men are going to try to make it three back to back clean sheets, and goal keeper Christy Pym will be looking to keep his run of form going between the sticks.
The Posh are sat second in Sky Bet League One after their impressive 4-0 home win over Southend United. Ivan Toney scored two on Tuesday night with Siriki Dembele and Jack Taylor scoring the other two goals.
Toney is suspended for the match at Highbury after he picked up his 10th yellow card of the season in the same match. He will be a big miss for Ferguson, so the likes of Dembele, Taylor and Mohamed Eisa will need to step up.
ONES TO WATCH – MOHAMED EISA & SIRIKI DEMBELE
Mo Eisa has scored 13 goals in 23 games this season. He has yet to score since the 7th December, but with his pace and trickery, he will be a big treat to Joey Barton and his side on the flanks. Eisa has previously played for Greenwich, Cheltenham Town and Bristol City before moving to London Road. With 15 goals in 33 games this season, he will be looking to fill the boots of the suspended Toney.
Siriki Dembele has scored in his last three matches. He is another player Town fans should be aware of this weekend as he had scored six goals in 27 matches, but is more known for his assists to Eisa and Toney. The 23-year-old started off his career at Grimsby Town before moving to Posh.
WHAT JOEY BARTON HAD TO SAY
You can watch Barton's full match press conference on the club's official iFollow channel.
WHAT PAUL COUTTS HAD TO SAY
Watch Paul Coutts' full interview on iFollow.
HOW TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH iFOLLOW
Peterborough United are the visitors to Highbury Stadium, and supporters all around to world can keep up to date with the action on the Fylde Coast with iFollow.
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For Fleetwood Town to beat Peterborough, the odds are 6/4, with a draw being priced at 9/4. For the Posh to win on the road, the odds are 17/10.
A Cod Army price-boost is available, and it’s for Fleetwood to win and both teams to score – 5/1.
Want to predict the correct score at Highbury? Here are a few different odds:
A 1-0 win for Fleetwood – 8/1
A 2-1 win for Fleetwood – 9/1
A 1-1 draw at Highbury – 5/1
A 2-2 draw at Highbury – 12/1
You can find more odds on the SkyBet website. Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly.