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Match Preview: Peterborough United

Posted: Fri 15 Mar 2013
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Posh Visit Bloomfield Road

Blackpool go in search of their first back-to-back wins since August when they take on Darren Ferguson's Peterborough United tomorrow.

Last week's win at Watford sent The Seasiders into 13th spot and now just seven points separate the bottom 12 sides.

Pool will still be without Chris Basham (cheekbone), Ian Evatt (knee) and Bob Harris (ankle), while Isaiah Osbourne (hamstring) will face a late fitness test.

Blackpool and Peterborough are unbeaten in four league games now, having both drawn three and won one, although Ferguson's side still remain in the bottom three and are two points adrift of safety.

Head-To-Head

Blackpool have faced Peterborough 33 times in competitive matches with The Seasiders winning 11, drawing eight and losing 14.

Previous Meetings

Saturday 1 December 2012 - Peterborough 1-4 Blackpool

Saturday 10 March 2012 - Peterborough 3-1 Blackpool

Peterborough United

Peterborough's results since the turn of the year have improved remarkably; losing just three out of their 12 league fixtures in 2013.

If The Posh do get relegated they will surely look back on their early season form, which saw them lose their first seven league games.

Their away form has been good for the majority of the season, in which time they have grabbed impressive victories at Cardiff City and Hull City.

Stat Attack

- Blackpool's two goals at Watford last week took their tally in the final 15 minutes of games this season to 20.

- 11 of Tom Ince's 18 goals have come away from home this season.

- Gary MacKenzie became Blackpool's 16th different scorer with his effort at Vicarage Road last Saturday.

- Peterborough have lost 1-0 away from home four times this campaign; their most common scoreline on the road.

- Dwight Gayle is Posh's top scorer with 11 goals.

Referee

Mark Haywood (West Yorkshire)

The last game involving The Seasiders that Mr. Haywood refereed was Blackpool's 3-1 defeat to Peterborough United last March at London Road.

Nouha Dicko was Pool's scorer on a disappointing afternoon for The Tangerines.