Our prediction for this Championship match:
After playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw with QPR at the weekend, Reading will be aiming to return to winning ways when they take on Peterborough in the Championship round 7. The Royals have been playing some high-scoring games of late, and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-minded approach against the Posh. Reading’s injury list is pretty long as all Andy Rinomhota, Tom McIntyre, Daniel Drinkwater, Scott Dann, Femi Azeez, Yakou Meite, Lucas Joao, and Felipe Araruna missing the match.
Peterborough, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game losing run, but given their defensive display in a 6-2 loss at Sheffield United, home win should be considered. Midfielder Jorge Grant has been tested positive for coronavirus, while all Nathan Thompson, Ricky-Jade Jones, and Mark Beevers are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Andy Yiadom):
Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London, but he began his career in the youth team of Watford. After spending two years at the Watford football academy, the pacey full-back (winger) joined Hayes & Yeading United and he scored only one goal in 36 appearances in the league for the club.
At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley.
The English footballer played 32 games in the league for the Tykes last season and he provided three assists for his teammates, while receiving four yellow cards. His main position is full-back (right-back), but he is capable of playing on the left flank as well.
Highlighted Team (Peterborough):
Founded in 1934, Peterborough United are a professional club that competes in the League One. The Posh play their home games at London Road Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 15,314. Peterborough’s home colour is blue, whilst the colour of their away kit is blue. The Posh have the third kit as well where yellow and black are the dominant colours.
Peterborough United’s biggest success came in the 1964/1965 when the club booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Chelsea, though, proved to be a big catch for the Posh, beating them 5-1 in London. It has to be noted that Peterborough United made it to the Football League Cup semis in the 1965/1966 season, with the team losing to WBA in the two-legged tie.
The likes of Cambridge United and Northampton Town are considered the club’s main rivals. The Posh have built a rivalry with Huddersfield Town, with fans seeing MK Dons as rivals as well.