It was the beginning of the end for Nigel Pearson’s second honeymoon when Lee Tomlin headed in Posh’s equaliser during this season’s reverse fixture. A 1-1 draw was part of a rotten December in which the Foxes picked up just three points from a possible 15.
There’s a decent case to be made arguing Leicester have never really recovered. Despite some positive results, City enter their ninth competitive fixture of the month knowing they have only managed to gain two points on Brighton, Birmingham and Middlesbrough since the beginning of March. But with Brighton and Middlesbrough meeting at the Amex, this weekend offers another opportunity.
The Foxes have conceded three goals in each of their last three away league games, so it’s reassuring that Darren Fergusson’s men have failed to score in their last two. But Posh have been a Jeykll and Hyde outfit all season, winning nine and losing eight at home.
London Road has been, statistically at least, the most exciting place to watch Championship football this season. There have been an average of 3.63 goals per game and Peterborough are the only side in the division yet to be involved in a goalless draw.
With 44 points on the board another two wins should be enough to guarantee Posh Championship football at London Road for another season. For Leicester, a point here (or a failure by Coventry to win) will confirm the Foxes are mathematically safe from relegation.