Southampton are currently 2/1 to win the Championship and that looks like a reasonable bet considering that the Saints have been untouchable at St Mary’s this season.
Nineteen goals have been scored and just four conceded in front of their own supporters to help Nigel Adkins’ side claim seven straight wins on home soil and there is a strong likelihood that this will happen again on Tuesday night. The initial quote of 4/7 has disappeared although punters can still get 8/15 (William Hill – £25 free bets) about the Championship leaders.
Middlesbrough were the latest team to suffer defeat at the hands of Southampton, going down by a 3-0 scoreline and it was Guilherme Do Prado that did the major damage with a double to demonstrate that the Brazilian is a major threat from midfield.
However, it is Rickie Lambert that is blazing a trail at the top of the scoring charts and the front man might enjoy himself on Tuesday night against a side that are not adept at keeping clean sheets even if they have started the season a lot better than some people expected.
Peterborough sit 12th in the table after winning six of their 14 games and Darren Ferguson has seen his team average two goals per game since being promoted through the play-offs last term.
However, Posh have also conceded 25 goals and Over 2.5 Goals is available at a best price 1/2 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) while you can get 11/8 about four goals or more.