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Peterborough United v Leicester City - Form Guide

Peterborough United entertain local rivals Leicester City at London Road on Saturday looking for three vital points that will go a long way towards Championship safety.

After surrendering to a competent West Ham side on Tuesday night, Posh are desperate to get back to winning ways.

Leicester also failed to win on Tuesday, but they did pick up a point when drawing 0-0 with lowly Nottingham Forest.

Peterborough United

After putting up a good 45 minute first half performance on Tuesday against West Ham, Posh lacked any sort of belief that they could get anything out of the game after going a goal behind eventually going down 2-0. That was Posh`s fifth defeat in seven games!

Posh currently occupy 18th place in the Championship with 44 points from 39 games and are just 9 points from the relegation positions with 6 games remaining of the season.

So far this season at home, Posh have won nine, drawn two and lost eight. They have netted 37 times while conceding 32 goals.

Paul Taylor is the top League scorer for Posh this season with 10 goals. Emile Sinclair and Grant McCann both have 8 goals each while Lee Tomlin and George Boyd are close behind on seven goals. Tyrone Barnett [pictured below] has 17 League goals which includes four goals for Posh.

Posh have now gone 114 games since they last finished a League game goalless! That was away at Ipswich on 8th December 2009.

Recent home form: LWLWWL

Last Six Home Results
Tue 27 MarPeterborough0-2West Ham
Tue 20 MarPeterborough3-1Reading
Sat 10 MarPeterborough3-1Blackpool
Tue 06 MarPeterborough0-3Millwall
Sat 18 FebPeterborough3-0Bristol City
Sat 28 JanPeterborough0-3Portsmouth

Leicester City

The Foxes are in 11th place in the npower Championship with 56 points from 39 games and are within touching distance of the play-offs. They are just four points away from Birmingham City who occupy the last play-off place.

They have scored 25 goals away from home while conceding 28 times in their 19 away League games.

Leicester`s last away match finished in a 3-3 draw at Blackpool. They have won five times away from home this season while drawing six and losing eight times.

David Nugent is the leading goalscorer in the League this season with 14 goals. Jermaine Beckford has 8 League goals with Paul Gallagher on 7 goals.

Recent away form: LLWLLD

Last Six Away Results
Wed 21 MarBlackpool3-3Leicester
Sat 10 MarReading3-1Leicester
Tue 6 MarBristol City3-2Leicester
Thu 23 FebDerby0-1Leicester
Tue 14 MarWatford3-2Leicester
Sat 04 FebBrighton1-0Leicester


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Date:Thursday March 29 2012

Time: 3:00PM


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