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Matchday 30 preview: Sky Bet League One

25 January 2019

Promotion and Play-Off chasing dominates Sky Bet League One on Matchday 30.

Sixth v fourth at the ABAX Stadium

Peterborough United returned north on the back of a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Luton Town last weekend, but it's back to familiar surroundings against Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

The Addicks nicked a 1-0 win against Accrington Stanley thanks to a 93rd-minute penalty from Karlan Grant.

The Posh have a very good record against Lee Bowyer’s side, having won each of their last two home league games, and are unbeaten in six league games.

Battle of the Play-Off chasers

Coventry City meet Blackpool at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday looking to put a bit of distance between themselves and the visitors, as they both chase down the teams above them.

The Sky Blues are unbeaten in their last six home league games against the Tangerines, but the visitors won 1-0 against league leaders Portsmouth on their last game on the road.

Coventry boss Mark Robins is yet to record a win against Blackpool in his last four games, losing by a 9-0 aggregate scoreline with three different clubs (Coventry City, Huddersfield Town and Scunthorpe United).

Hatters to take top spot?

With Portsmouth in FA Cup action against Queens Park Rangers this weekend, second-placed Luton will be looking to take top spot from under their noses.

However, they will have to see off Southend if they are topple Pompey on Saturday, and if history is anything to go by, they will have a fantastic opportunity to do that.

The Shrimpers have only won two of their last 13 outings in the EFL against the Hatters, but those two wins have both come at home in their last two games at Roots Hall.

Around the grounds

Daniel Stendel’s Barnsley are hot on the tail of Charlton and Sunderland respectively and will be hoping the former drop points away at Peterborough this weekend.

The Tykes could leapfrog both sides with a win over struggling Rochdale at Oakwell.

Fleetwood Town face Scunthorpe United at Highbury looking to continue their excellent record over the Iron in the league; they put five past the Lincolnshire side in the reverse fixture in August.

Plymouth Argyle’s 2-1 win over Walsall in midweek dragged them out of the relegation zone and up to 17th place - they will be looking to make it five wins on the bounce against Wycombe Wanderers.

Defeated Carabao Cup Semi-Finalists Burton Albion return to league action on Saturday, as they welcome Bradford City to the Pirelli Stadium.

The Brewers are unbeaten in their five league games against the Bantams on home soil.

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