Our prediction for this Championship match:
After suffering a 2-1 loss at Birmingham on Matchday 14, Swansea City will be looking to extend their winning run to four games at home ground when they take on Peterborough at their Swansea.com Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Swans have been impressive in front of home fans of late, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to beat the newcomers. Fit-again attacker Michael Obafemi is pushing for a start after finding the net in the loss to Birmingham.
The Posh, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Hull City and Queens Park Rangers in the previous two league fixtures. Peterborough, though, are not regarded as good travelers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. All Joel Randall, Jack Marriott, and Ricky-Jade Jones miss out with injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Korey Smith):
After spending his youth career at Norwich City, Korey Smith made his first-team debut for the Canaries in January 2008 in the FA Cup clash against Charlton Athletic. Smith played 67 league games for Norwich City and he scored 4 goals for the club, but in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic.
The midfielder who was born on 31 January, 1991, scored one goal in 42 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 campaign and on 27 June, 2014, he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. It has to be noted that he won Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with the Robins in his first season with the team.
Korey Smith was born in Hatfield, England and he has two younger sisters, Alice and Harriet. Smith is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of operating as central midfielder and right back as well. The Bristol City footballer also represented the likes of Barnsley and Yeovil Town (on loan) in the past.
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.