In an exciting cup tie, League One Peterborough will face Championship opposition in the form of Preston North End.
These two teams have faced each other many times in the past few seasons as they both spent time in League One together.
Preston have now taken the next step and are beginning to get to grips with the Championship on their return.
Peterborough have not beaten Preston in their last three meetings but they will be looking to end that run in this cup tie.
Preston have only lost to lower league opposition once in eight games, and they have won their last five in a row against lower league teams.
However both sides are very even and they will have to be at their best to get into the fourth round.
Here are THREE things to look out for in Peterborough’s FA Cup match against Preston.
1) Peterborough can pick up only their second third round win in 12.
Having lost seven and drawn three, Peterborough have not fared well in the third round of the FA Cup.
The last time they reached the fourth round was nearly a decade ago and they will want to end this poor run in the cup against a team they very much view as equals.
With the team lying in sixth in League One, they will want to show that they have what it takes to defeat Championship opposition.
2) The game is unlikely to end in a draw
The last time these two faced each other and it ended in a draw was 1991. Each game since then has seen a pretty even match-up and we are unlikely to see a replay in this tie.
Peterborough boss Graham Westley said to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that, “we’re brave, we attack, and we’re looking forward to it.”
This shows that Peterborough have no intention of letting the fact Preston are in a league above faze them and we could be in for a high scoring game.
3) Peterborough are unbeaten in their last six home games
The Posh fans have created a great atmosphere in recent games and Preston will likely find it difficult to break Peterborough down at home.
Westley will be hoping the momentum of his team at home will bring them over the line against Championship opposition.
Peterborough have a good home record and will have a packed stadium as they look to make the fourth round for the first time in eight tries.
Peterborough and Preston fans…What are your predictions for the match? Can Graham Westley beat his former employers? Will Preston overcome the League One side? Let us know what you think in the comments below!