Live on Skysports 3: Sun 12.15: MK Dons and Peterborough could serve up some goals on Sunday, perhaps both can score early.
MK Dons finished just two points behind play-off semi-final opponents Peterborough this season so the pair look pretty evenly matched as they battle it out for a place in the Old Trafford final.
Nevertheless, it’s Posh that are fancied to qualify, pricing them at 8/11 and 888Sport marking 5/4 against Karl Robinson’s side, although the Dons are the narrowest of favourites at 13/8 with William Hill to take a first leg to London Road next Thursday.
It’s hard to call the stadium:mk contest despite the hosts’ strength at home and so it could be worth dipping a toe into the goal-related markets given that they hinge less on who comes out on top.
Posh have an incredible scoring record but also leak plenty of goals and so it’s hardly surprising that bet365’s 4/7 is the best price available for both teams to find the net and similarly, a match tally of more than 2.5 goals is just 8/11 courtesy of Betdaq.
However, since the pair last met, in March, eight of Peterborough’s nine matches have produced at least one first half goal, a statistic that applies to seven of MK Dons’ eight fixtures; subsequently, a modest gamble on both sides to get on the scoresheet in the first half at 11/4 with Paddy Power could be the way forward.
Both teams to score in the first half – 11/4 (Paddy Power)