Peterborough United - Brentford Betting Preview: Ferguson's men to secure spot in the next round

The Bees travel to face Posh in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern section, with our tipster Hugh Wilson backing the home side to progress
Peterborough United host Brentford in the Football League Trophy second round this evening, with both sides in contrasting form in League One.

Despite the teams both being tipped to challenge for the title in the league this season, it is only Peterborough who look likely to fulfil those predictions, sitting in second position, 10 points above Brentford after 10 matches.

Posh were awarded a bye in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, with the fixture tonight their first appearance in the competition since 2010.

Darren Ferguson's men have been in fantastic form this season, winning 10 of their 13 matches so far this season.

Last time out they comfortably beat Preston at home 2-0, with Grant McCann and Tyrone Barnett scoring the goals. bet365 price them at even money (2.00) to win in 90 minutes.

Brentford come into this match in a sticky patch of form. Uwe Rosler's side have lost three of their last five matches, which has seen them slip down the League One table.

In the 1st round of this competition, they came out on top against AFC Wimbledon in a thrilling 5-3 victory. Expect Rosler to make changes for this match, with bet365 pricing his side at 13/5 (3.60). The same firm prices the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

With both sides being involved in high scoring matches this season, the over 2.5 goals bet would usually be a bet backed when these sides play, but the odds of 8/13 (1.62) are slightly too short to back. For those looking for a stand out bet, backing Peterborough outright at even money (2.00) is certainly worth consideration.

Posh have been fantastic at home this season, winning five of their six games. When you also take into consideration Brentford's current form and potential changes, it's tough to see past the home side.

Peterborough to win for a 1pt stake at even money (2.00) with bet365

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