Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Peterborough United play host to Accrington Stanley at their Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Posh experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Blackpool, and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course in the League One. Peterborough United recorded five wins in the previous six home matches, and it should come as no surprise the bookies see them as favourites to win Saturday’s game.
All Burrows, Mason, and Jones are pushing for a start as the team’s display in the midweek loss was anything but promising. Accrington, on the other hand, conceded seven goals in total in back-to-back away defeats to Bristol Rovers (1-4) and MK Dons (2-3), which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Posh this time out. In their last meeting at Weston Homes Stadium Peterborough crushed Accrington 4-0.
Highlighted Player (Mark Beevers):
Born in Barnsley, England on November 21, 1989, Mark Beevers is a 193-cm tall defender who plays for Peterborough United. The product of Sheffield Wednesday football school made 140 appearances in the league for the Owls before signing a permanent deal with fellow Championship club Millwall.
Mark Beevers scored 7 goals in 117 appearances for the Lions, playing for the club until the 2016 transfer window. The English defender then moved to Bolton where he scored 11 goals in 121 appearances in the league.
In May 2019 Mark Beevers signed a three-year deal with Peterborough United. He made his League One debut with the Posh in a 3-1 loss to Fleetwood Town on August 3, 2019. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as a left-back as well. His preferred foot is left and he has a contract with Peterborough United which should expire on June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.