Our prediction for this Championship match:
Peterborough United will be looking to make amends for a heavy 3-0 loss to Luton Town when they take on Derby Count on Matchday 2. The Posh experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the season opener, but they are surely capable of matching the Rams at home ground. Both Dembele and Taylor remain in the recovery room, while Hamilton and Edwards are pushing for a start.
Derby County, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town. Wayne Rooney’s troops are determined to record their first win of the season, but beating Peterborough at Weston Homes Stadium is easier said than done. Despite failing to open his goal-scoring account at the weekend Kazim-Richards should continue to lead the line for the Rams. In their last meeting in a competitive match Derby outplayed Peterborough 3-1.
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 (Derby):
Derby County is one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946).
Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one.
The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.