Peterborough vs Leyton Orient: Vassell vying among best bets
Peterborough head into this Johnstone’s Paint Trophy encounter as the slight favourites for victory but, as this competition has demonstrated over the years, anything can happen on the night
The Posh can be backed at 5/4 for a win on the night, with the draw available at 23/10 with Ladbrokes while an away victory for Leyton Orient is offered at 11/5 with the bookmakers.
But rather than mull over the match odds for this encounter, we’ve picked out three slightly more reliable bets to back.
The goals continue to flow at both ends for the Posh this season, with Darren Ferguson’s side scoring and conceding in three of their last four competitive games and winning as many in the process.
With four of their last five fixtures at London Road featuring goals for both sides – including a 3-2 win over MK Dons – backing both sides to score with Peterborough to come out on top looks a good pick, particularly when you consider both sides have scored in each of their last seven meetings.
With Britt Assombalonga currently pulling up trees with Nottingham Forest in the Championship, the goalscoring torch at Peterborough has been passed to 22-year-old Kyle Vassell and the former non-league hotshot has hit the ground running at London Road.
A return of five goals in 10 league appearances for the Posh is impressive enough, but it’s Vassell’s recent form that makes him one to watch here, with the youngster netting three times in Peterborough’s last four competitive games.
While the temptation may be to back a 2-1 win for the hosts given their record, the head-to-head history between these two makes backing 2-3 goals to be scored a bet that simply cannot be ignored.
Four of the last five meetings between the sides have featured between two and three goals and with four of these fixtures coming last term in both the league and play-offs, it could prove a shrewd move to back a repeat.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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