Nathan Thompson (hidden) scores for Posh at Northampton at Sixfields in October.
Nathan Thompson (hidden) scores for Posh at Northampton at Sixfields in October.

Everything points to a Posh win against the Cobblers, but does form matter in a local derby?

The formbook suggests a comfortable home win when Posh tackle arch rivals Northampton Town at the Weston Homes Stadium tomorrow (Friday, 7.45pm kick off).

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 1:33 pm

It’s a vital League One game for both clubs. Posh are flying high and favourites for automatic promotion, while the Cobblers are in the middle of a relegation dogfight.

Form is supposed to go out of the window in a derby, but the journalists who watch the teams on a regular basis are also expecting a Posh win, judging by their player ratings.

The Peterborough Telegraph’s chief sports writer Alan Swann has marked the Posh players out of 10 based on their contributions to the season so far and Northampton Chronicle sports editor Jeremy Casey has done the same with the Cobblers’ players.

View their scores for each likely starter here...

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