Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Gillingham will be looking to build on a 3-2 win over Charlton Athletic when they take on Peterborough United in a postponed fixture. The Gills aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, but they face a difficult task in the midweek clash. Stuart O’Keefe is sidelined with a long-term injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team. The Posh, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Crewe Alexandra and Ipswich Town.
Peterborough United are eager to regain their spot in top two, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Attacker Siriki Dembele is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. In their last meeting at Priestfield Stadium Peterborough United recorded a 2-1 win over Gillingham.
Highlighted Player (Stuart O\'Keefe):
Stuart O’keefe is a an English footballer who started his senior career at Southend United. In August 2010 O’Keefe signed a one-year deal with Crystal Palace after impressing coach George Burley in a trial game against West Ham reserves.
The 173-cm-tall midfielder scored one goal in 36 appearances for the Eagles in the Premier League, finding the net in a 3-1 win over Sunderland on August 31, 2013. Stuart O’Keefe played for Blackpool on loan before moving to Cardiff City in the winter of 2015.
After his loan spells with Milton Keynes Dons, Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle, O’Keefe moved to Gillingham at the end of the 2018/2019 season. He made his League One debut with the club on August 3, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers. His main position is central midfield, but he is used as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.