Tranmere Rovers vs Peterborough United Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Non-League Tranmere did well to keep Peterborough at bay in the first leg, and in uncomfortable surroundings on a testing surface, the National League side may fancy their chances of setting up a winnable tie with Woking or Bury.
Game: Tranmere Rovers vs Peterborough United
Venue: Prenton Park
Kick-off: Wednesday, 15th November, 7.45PM
Tranmere fell behind to a strike from Jack Marriott and faced mounting pressure from an attack minded Peterborough side. The visitors dug in well and were rewarded in the 72nd minute, when the experienced Jeff Hughes assisted sub Andy Cook.
Tranmere are blessed with a wealth of quality and experience at their level of football and that know how and confidence could pose a big problem for the League One side on Wednesday evening. There’s little for the home sides to lose, and a winnable tie awaits both sides in Round Two.
Peterborough will be focused on doing a professional job and they won’t be taking this tie for granted. At their best, the Posh would sweep away any National League side. But they’ve only won two of their last nine games and when they’re out of form, they’re extremely vulnerable defensively.
Tranmere Rovers are home underdogs at best odds of 13/5 with Paddy Power whilst the draw is available at 5/2 with Bet365. Peterborough are above even money everywhere, but Sky Bet offer best odds at 21/20.
There’s arguable value in all three outcomes. Tranmere won’t want to open this game up early, and they have the strength and experience to win this game. It’s the visiting League One side who on paper should have the quality to come through the key moments in this game, but it is the FA Cup after all.
Rovers have a slightly longer break than Peterborough who travel to AFC Wimbledon on Sunday. The hosts have scored 15 times in 10 home games this season, but those goals have come in bunches. That’s been a common trait of Boro away games, which have featured five goals on three occasions.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals at 4/5 with Paddy Power
Tranmere have scored their goals in bunches and they’ll be well up for this game. Peterborough have put a couple of teams to the sword on their travels, but their games haven’t been as wild recently. Despite that, they’ve scored in all but one and conceded in all but one, and both teams have reason to go for it in this game.
Back our Score Prediction: A 2-2 Draw at 12/1 with Bet365
Jack Marriott has 10 goals in 15 League Games and he’s been contributing in cup competition also, but with their current fixture build up, Marriott may not necessarily start this game. There’s no doubt that Rovers’ top scorer James Norwood needs to feature if the League side are to be toppled.
Back our Scorer Prediction: James Norwood to score at 7/4 with Bet365