Our prediction for this Championship match:
Wednesday’s clash at Weston Homes Stadium pits together Peterborough United and Bournemouth, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2021/2022 season. The Posh’s main goal is to secure the Championship survival, while the Cherries are eyeing automatic promotion to the Premier League. The hosts do not seem to be at their sharpest at the moment, and seeing that they suffered five defeats in the previous six league fixtures, home win should not be considered.
All Beevers, Jones, Marriott, and Randall are likely to miss the game with injuries. Bournemouth, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment, and given their four-game winning run in the Championship, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. As always, a man to watch in the away team will be Dominic Solanke, while both Lewis Cook and Junior Stanislas remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Mark Beevers):
Born in Barnsley, England on November 21, 1989, Mark Beevers is a 193-cm tall defender who plays for Peterborough United. The product of Sheffield Wednesday football school made 140 appearances in the league for the Owls before signing a permanent deal with fellow Championship club Millwall.
Mark Beevers scored 7 goals in 117 appearances for the Lions, playing for the club until the 2016 transfer window. The English defender then moved to Bolton where he scored 11 goals in 121 appearances in the league.
In May 2019 Mark Beevers signed a three-year deal with Peterborough United. He made his League One debut with the Posh in a 3-1 loss to Fleetwood Town on August 3, 2019. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as a left-back as well. His preferred foot is left and he has a contract with Peterborough United which should expire on June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.