Tonight’s live FA Cup replay sees League Two’s Notts County head to London Road to play Peterborough. The reward for whoever wins this clash is a trip to Stamford Bridge in the third round to face Premier League leaders, Chelsea.
Peterborough come into this replay with three wins from their last five in all competitions. Their home record is very impressive with all their home defeats since October being by tight scorelines.
Their defence however needs to clean themselves up, having conceded 21 goals on home soil all season excluding the EFL Trophy. They can’t afford any sloppy goals against a Notts County side that features one of the best cupsetters in recent years, Jon Stead.
Notts County are however in dire straits on and off the field with no win in their last five games across all competitions. The draw in the original second round tie represent their only non loss since they snuck through a first round replay.
Their biggest concern has to be the number of goals scored in the past month. Since that first round replay victory, they’ve only scored five in all competitions. This is alarming and the fans will expect a response tonight.
This match should be interesting with two sides in completely contrasting form. Notts County will surely be looking to correct the wrongs of recent weeks and set themselves up morale wise for the festive run of fixtures. The prize money on offer also makes this a highly critical game for them.
Peterborough are going out onto the pitch as favourites but can see them feeling a little too confident and slipping up against a dangerous Notts County side, should Stead be in the team.
Prediction: Peterborough 1-2 Notts County AET
Result: Peterborough 2-0 Notts County FT