Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Memorial Stadium when Bristol Rovers and Peterborough United go head to head at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening. Bristol Rovers shared the spoils with Rochdale at the weekend, but it has to be noted that the hosts dominated the match. The Pirates do not seem to be at the top of their game ahead of the visit of Peterborough United, meaning that home win should not be considered.
The Posh, on the other hand, rolled over then-man Shrewsbury Town on Matchday 10 to retain top position in the standings. Peterborough are seen as one of the main favourites to secure automatic promotion to the Championship, and they should take advantage of Bristol Rovers’ anything but good form. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Scotland international Siriki Dembele, who scored a hat-trick in the 5-1 win over the Shrews.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as midfielder 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.