Tip Peterborough - Chorley
Peterborough United are second in League One and host Chorley from the National League North. The home side have won nine of their 14 league games this season. They had lost two in a row but bounced back to form with a 1-0 home win over Plymouth on Tuesday and are only two points behind leaders Hull City. Home form is strong with one loss in the last nine. The first round of this season’s FA Cup saw them beat League One Oxford United 2-1 away. Only once in the past 14 seasons have Peterborough missed out on reaching the third round of this competition. Just one of their last eight home cup ties has been lost and that was to Premier League side Leicester City.
Chorley play three league below their opponents . This is only the third time they have made it this far in the FA Cup. Both previous occasions in 1986 and 1990 saw them fail to reach the third round. They have had some success against league clubs though. 1986 saw them beat Wolves and 1990, Bury. This season, they won qualifiers against Gateshead and York City before playing League One Wigan Athletic in the first round. They trailed 2-0 in that game but won 3-2 after extra time. Chorley are struggling in their league, currently 19th of 22 teams with just one win compared to three in the FA Cup. This weekend they were due to host Kettering Town, who are the all-time top scorers in the FA Cup. Their season began with four successive league losses but since then, they have had a win and two draws. Over 90 minutes, they have just one win in their last six matches, the most recent being a 2-2 draw at Hereford, where they took the lead in the 87th minute but conceded an equalizer a minute later. Go for Peterborough to win this match and be ahead at both half and full time.
Key points Peterborough - Chorley
Peterborough play three leagues above their opponents and are second in League One.
Chorley have only won one league game this season.
Over 90 minutes, Chorley have only won one of their last six games.
Over 90 minutes, Chorley have won one of their last 15 away matches.
Conclusion Peterborough - Chorley
Chorley made a great fightback in the first round but Wigan are bottom of League One. Now the non-leaguers travel to Peterborough who are second in that division with 20 points more than Wigan. The home side got back into winning ways on Tuesday and with home advantage should progress to the third round. Go for them to win this match against inconsistent Chorley and be ahead at both half and full time.
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Peterborough Chorley Prediction published on November 26, 2020