Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Alexandra Stadium when Crewe and Peterborough face each other in the League One round 12 on Saturday afternoon. The Railwaymen aim to build on the FA Cup win over Bolton, but given their three-game losing run in the League One, home win should not be considered. Crewe obviously suffered a dip in form, and, no doubt, they face an uphill task in the clash against the promotion-chasing side.
The Posh, on the other hand, recorded back-to-back wins over Shrewsbury (5-1) and Bristol Rovers (2-0) in the previous two league fixtures, with the team eliminating Oxford United in the FA Cup. The league leaders aim to retain top position in the standings, and we predict that they will take advantage of the Crewe Alexandra’s current form in the English third tier. A man to watch in the away team will be Siriki Dembele, who has been scoring goals for fun of late.
Highlighted Player (Will Jaaskelainen ):
Will Jaaskelainen is a Finland international who plays for Crewe Alexandra as a goalkeeper. Jaaskelainen started his youth career at Bolton Wanderers, but he made his senior debut with his current club. The Finnish shot-stopper played for the likes of Loughborough Dynamo, Nantwich Town, Buxton, and Chester on loan as well before returning to Crewe Alexandra.
Will Jaaskelainen has one cap for the Finland U19 national team, with the talented goalkeeper making his Finland U21 team debut in a 2-0 win over Ukraine on September 6, 2019. Speaking of his League Two debut, Jaaskelainen played his first match for the Railwaymen on April 19, 2019, in a 2-0 win over Yeovil Town.
The Crewe Alexandra shot-stopper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. Born on July 25, 1998, in Bolton, Will Jaaskelainen is the son of former Bolton Wanderers and Finland goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.
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.