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Darren Ferguson's men are fighting for Championship survival but Willie Duncan is backing Gus Poyet's side to claim a vital victory at London Road

Peterborough United hauled themselves out of the Championship relegation zone with an impressive 3-2 win over Watford at the weekend and Darren Ferguson’s men will hope to take another stride towards safety when they entertain play-off hopefuls Brighton and Hove Albion at London Road on Tuesday evening.

The Posh are unbeaten in their last nine Championship matches and can be backed at 7/4 (2.75) with Coral to follow up on Saturday’s win by claiming all three points against Gus Poyet’s men here.

The Seagulls, though, will provide stiff opposition, coming into this clash on the back of a fine 2-0 away win over Middlesbrough at the weekend and Coral go 6/4 (2.50) that Brighton run out as winners on their trip to London Road.

The same firm will hope to entice draw backers with their tempting 23/10 (3.30) quote that the match ends in stalemate.

Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa has bagged an impressive nine goals in 15 appearances for the Seagulls since joining the club in January.

The 22-year-old striker heads up Coral’s first goalscorer market for Tuesday’s clash at 11/2 (6.50) while Andrea Orlandi, who bagged the opening goal of the game in the win over Middlesbrough on Saturday, is chalked up at a chunky 10/1 (11.0) to break the deadlock again on Tuesday.

For the hosts, top scorer Dwight Gayle, who has scored in each of his last two outings for the Posh, is available at 6/1 (7.0) to score first in what is likely to be a keenly contested encounter.

There is plenty at stake with both Darren Ferguson’s men and Gus Poyet’s side desperate for three points in their respective battles at opposite ends of the Championship table and goals can be expected but, even still, Coral’s 8/15 (1.53) quote for both teams to score looks to be much too skinny here.

Instead, the 13/8 (2.63) on offer from the same firm for the first half to feature, at least two goals is an appealing price and one which should be snapped up by punters.

As ever, the correct score market may tempt those looking to squeeze extra value from this contest and high-flying Brighton can be trusted to take a big step towards securing a play-off place by securing a vital victory, so the juicy 17/2 (9.50) quote from Coral for Gus Poyet’s men to edge their way to a narrow 2-1 win on Tuesday is the value play here.

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Over 1.5 first half goals at 13/8 (2.63) with Coral Brighton and Hove Albion to win 2-1 at 17/2 (9.50) with Coral

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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