Competition: League One
Market: Barnsley double chance
Odds: 5/7 @ 888sport
Two sides who find themselves leading the chase to claim a play-off spot, Barnsley will make the trip to Peterborough on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Peterborough might have opened the 2022/23 campaign with their sights set on securing an immediate Championship return, Grant McCann’s men are in the midst of a worrying rut. Last seen over the weekend when watching their FA Cup adventure come to an end thanks to a shock 3-1 drumming away at Shrewsbury, the former Hull boss does find some pressure on his shoulders. Slipping their way down the League One table, the Posh have now lost four of their last five matchups across all formats. Likewise, with just a single win to their name since opening November, Peterborough have also shown some recent glaring issues at the back. On a run that is highlighted by an action-packed 4-2 loss at home against Chelsea’s U21s earlier in the month, McCann’s side could be bracing themselves for a stern test on Friday night.
As for the visitors, managing to make an immediate return to winning ways last weekend with a thumping display on home soil, Barnsley should find the mood in their camp at a real high. Eventually cruising their way to a 3-0 victory against Crewe while on FA Cup duties, the Yorkshire-based outfit should be smelling the chance to lay down a real marker here. Also looking to secure their own Championship return this season, Michael Duff’s men have won five of their previous six contests across all competitions – a run that stems back to October 25th. Picking up some notable scalps on their recent purple patch, it is no secret that Barnsley are tipped as a leading promotion contender this time around. With 24-year-old Adam Phillips now notching four in his last five appearances, we’re backing an away double chance this weekend.
Bet: Barnsley double chance against Peterborough 5/7 for Friday’s League One showdown @ 888sport