Win two home matches and Peterborough United are certain to be promoted to the Championship

Peterborough United have won 15 of their 21 League One home matches this two more and they will be promoted to the Championship.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 7:00 am
Posh need to repeat last season's win over Lincoln City at London Road.

Strictly speaking Posh still need nine points from four matches to guarantee a top two finish, but as one of their games is against rivals Lincoln City at the Weston Homes Stadium the target would drop to six points if they won that one.

Six points would also put Posh out of third-placed Sunderland’s reach.

The bookmakers are certainly backing Posh as Sky Bet are quoting promotion odds of 1/20 for Darren Ferguson’s side with Sunderland at 13/8 and Lincoln at 11/4. Sunderland and Lincoln are level on points, seven behind second-placed Posh, but the Imps have a game in hand on their rivals.

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Posh have lost their last two matches at Doncaster.

The bookmaker odds reflect the difficulty of Lincoln’s remaining games compared to Sunderland.

Posh are already certain to appear in the League One play-offs for the first time in seven seasons.

Posh co-owner Darragh MacAnthony insists he hasn’t been looking at the remaining League One fixtures, but the PT can’t say the same!

April 24.

If leaders Hull win at Lincoln they will be promoted. That’s probably the preferable result for Posh who have a very tough game at play-off chasing Charlton, a side on a 10-game unbeaten run and who won 6-0 at Plymouth on Tuesday.

Sunderland haven’t won for four matches, but will presumably fancy their chances at home to Accrington.


Posh will be wary of a Doncaster side who have good players, but six defeats in seven matches under a rookie manager has seen Rovers slide into the bottom half of the table. This has to be a Posh home banker.

Sunderland have a tough game at home to play-off chasers Blackpool, while Lincoln are at a Shrewsbury side that has started to struggle. Hull are without a game.


If Posh have taken care of business against Doncaster they will be promoted by beating Lincoln at London Road.

Sunderland, who are at Plymouth, will be keen observers of that game. If Hull still need points they must beat a Wigan side in top form at the KCOM Stadium.


Only Lincoln in action and they have a toughie at Charlton.

May 9

Posh travel to Doncaster on the final day of the season and will be keen not to need even a point. Posh have lost on their last two visits to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Sunderland’s final game is at home against a Northampton side likely to have already been relegated. Lincoln host a Wimbledon side who will probably be safe from the drop by then.