Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Highbury Stadium when Fleetwood and Peterborough go head to head in the League One round 39. The Cod Army sit in 15th place in the standings, but they are only seven points behind the playoffs berth. Fleetwood Town aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Swindon Town, but they will have a mountain to climb in Friday’s football match.
The Posh produced their best performance of the season before the international break, with the team rolling over Accrington 7-0. Peterborough aim to retain their spot in top two, and we are positive they will go all guns blazing at Fleetwood. Jonson Clarke-Harris, who scored a hat-trick in the 7-0 crushing of Accrington, will be the man to watch in the away team. When the two teams met at Weston Homes Stadium earlier in the process the Posh emerged triumphant.
Highlighted Player (Glenn Whelan):
Probably one of the most underrated footballers in Premier League history, Glenn Whelan was born on 13 January 1982 in Dublin and he went on to enjoy a very successful career on club and international level.
Following spells with Manchester City, Bury and Sheffield Wednesday, the defensive midfielder found his peace at the Britannia Stadium, making over 250 Premier League appearances for Stoke City and keeping his place in the side under both Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes. Predominantly focused on doing the dirty defensive work and helping out the back four, Whelan never quite made the headlines for his style of play or quality of his displays, but remained an important player for both club and country.
The midfielder has so far made over 70 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions, and starting all three group games at the Euro 2012 finals, while helping The Green Army qualify for the Euro 2016 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.