PETERBOROUGH UNITED V COVENTRY CITY
SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 AT 3PM
AT LONDON ROAD STADIUM, LONDON ROAD, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 8AL
Kick off at 3pm.
Official Club Coach Departs Ricoh Arena at 11.45am and costs £16 per person.
By car from South (A1): Look for signs for 'Football Car Parks'. Two miles after the Norman Cross junction, exit A1 and follow signs to Peterborough (A1139) onto the A1139 Fletton Parkway. Exit the Fletton Parkway at junction 3. At roundabout turn left onto the A1260 Nene Parkway. Take first exit and at roundabout turn right into Shrewsbury Avenue. At T-junction after half a mile by Longueville Autos, turn right into the A605 Oundle Road. Fair Meadow car park,is on the left hand side after one mile and the stadium is opposite.
From North (A1): Exit the A1 at signpost 'Leicester, Peterborough North A47'. Turn left at T-junction onto the A47. Exit the A47 after 5 miles, at junction 15. At the roundabout turn right onto the A1260 Nene Parkway. Exit the Nene Parkway after 1 mile. At the mini-roundabout by the 'Gordon Arms' turn left onto the A605 Oundle Road. Fair Meadow car park is on the left-hand side after one and a half miles.
From East (A47): Pass through the village of Eye following signs to Peterborough A47. At the roundabout turn left and at the next roundabout turn right. At the following roundabout take the 2nd exit. Then as from North.
From Railway Station: About three-quarters of mile from stadium. By bus: No buses run from the station itself, but the bus station is just across Bourges Boulevard. On foot, turn right out of station and then left - take footbridge over the main road to bus station.
By foot: Turn right out of station and head towards the main road (Bourges Boulevard). Turn right and head towards the big roundabout. Go under the Railway Bridge and walk up the path or steps to main road. Use the pedestrian underpass and pass the Evening Telegraph on the left-hand side. At the traffic lights, turn right and the ground is situated on the left hand side, over the town bridge.There are of course plenty of taxi cabs available from the Railway Station if you don't fancy the 10 minute walk.
Car Parking There is parking at the stadium for cars in the Horse Fair Meadow and Pleasure Fair council car parks which are pay and display £5 up to 10 hours. There is also parking at the stadium for coaches at £16 and £12 for minibuses.
Standing tickets priced at £15 for adults with seats at a very reasonable £20 for adults. Adult disabled and carer tickets are priced at the above prices. Tickets for Over 60's and Students with NUS card are £11 and £8 for U16's.
THE LAST TIME
This is the 11th league and cup game between the two sides. City have won seven of those matches and drawn two, scoring 23 goals compared to Peterborough's 16.
The corresponding fixture in March 2010 saw a 1-0 win for the Sky Blues with a goal from Jon Stead in the 24th minute.
The teams that day were:
Team Westwood, Wright, Hall, McPake, Cranie, Baker, Gunnarsson, Clingan (Deegan 46),McIndoe, Stead, Morrison (Sears 86) SNU Konstantopolous, Hussey, Grandison, Eastwood, Wynter.
Peterborough Lewis, Morgan, Zaukani, Lee, Dickinson, Frecklington, McLean (Mackail-Smith 74),Whelpdale (Simpson 59), Little, Green. SNU McKeown, Day, Torres, Koranteng, Geohagon.
The referee currently appointed to take charge of Coventry City's next game, the trip to Peterborough United is Mark Brown from East Yorkshire.
He has not refereed a City game before and is in his third season as the man in charge. He found fame earlier this year when he was banned by Mike Riley for three weeks for posting a joke about Stephen Gerrard on a social networking site.
So far this season, he has had eighteen matches (five of which have been Championship matches) and shown 43 yellow cards and one red.
His assistants will be David Benton form South Yorkshire and Darren England from South Yorkshire. The fourth official will be Lee Betts from Norfolk.
The desperate times continue for Coventry, who now haven't won a single match in their last 10 games and sit at the root of the Championship table seven points from safety.
Next up for Andy Thorn's Sky Blues is a trip to London Road to face Darren Ferguson's Peterborough side who are also on a poor run of form. The Posh, after a better than expected start to their season have now failed to win any of their last 5 matches and have dropped down to 17th in the table.
The bookies are going with the form and fancy a Posh win here, pricing them at 4/5 (Betfred and Tote) to get back to winning ways.
Andy Thorn will be hoping to inspire his side to victory, just like the last time these teams met in 2010 when Jon Stead scored the winner in a 1-0 victory.
Recommended football betting tip:
Coventry to win @ 18/5 - BET NOW
Coventry have a good record at London Road, having lost just once in all 5 meetings between the two sides. Despite the horrendous run that the Sky Blues are on at the moment, they have only lost by the single goal in their last 3 encounters, so it is only close margins keeping them from gaining points once again. London Road is notorious for goal action and it is entirely possible this game would go over 3.5 goals (priced at 6/4) and Coventry could nick all 3 points against a side on the slide.