A Peterborough United side brimming with confidence takes on Tony Mowbray’s Coventry in arguably the clash of the weekend. The 4-0 demolition of Doncaster seven days ago means Posh gaffer Graham Westley is likely to name an unchanged side. Posh have scored 14 goals in their last 5 games.
The Sky Blues, currently fourth in a tight top ten, have drawn their last three games after a blistering start to season took them to the summit. Adam Armstrong’s goalscoring form has diminished in recent weeks following five strikes in the opening month of the season. The Newcastle loanee is not the only ex Premier star to grace the Ricoh Arena this term. Forward, Marc-Antoine-Fortune continued his footballing relationship with Tony Mowbray as he once again linked up with the former Celtic and Middlesbrough boss. The Frenchman has netted just once thus far, a penalty against Shrewsbury, but with goals flying in at both ends of the field for Posh the 34-year-old will hope to extend his goalscoring exploits.
Gaby Zakuani is a likely absentee with a muscle strain, the Congolese defender was substituted following his opening goal last weekend. Joe Gormley and Jack Baldwin are long term absentee’s, while Harry Beautyman is also nearing a return. Marcus Maddison, who has been missing for the past fortnight, is unlikely to be risked, be is hopeful of returning for next Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Burton Albion.
Recent history suggests a sky blues victory. Coventry have lost just two of the last 11 games against the Posh, with the new look Mowbray side doing to double over their league One rivals last term to preserve their place in the third tier. They overcame a two goal deficit to take all three points in an astonishing comeback but you feel Posh have the momentum going into this weekends clash.