Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Peterborough United have been totally out of form of late. The Posh conceded 13 goals in last four games in all competitions, meaning that the lack of confidence could prove to be a big problem for them against Gillingham. Peterborough United have been slipping down the League One standings week by week, but they are still sitting in the play-offs berth.
The Gills, on the other hand, aim to make amends for the FA Cup loss to West Ham United. Gillingham did suffer the loss to the Hammers, but it has to be noted that their display in Sunday’s game was anything but poor. Anyhow, we predict that the visitors are going to grab something from the Weston Homes Stadium clash against the out-of-sorts hosts. Peterborough United emerged triumphant in each of their last three meetings with Gillingham, but we are tempted to put our money on draw this time out.
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 (Gillingham):
Founded back in 1893, Gillingham FC are an English club that compete in the League One. The Gills are well known for their blue shirts with black stripes, but they wear white shirts with a little yellow and blue, and yellow shirts when playing on the travels.
Priestfield Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,582 spectators. Gillingham City have been playing at the stadium since the club’s foundation. Speaking of the club’s main rivals, over the years the Gills have built up a rivalry to Swindon Town. However, it has to be noted that Swindon fans do not consider Gillingham their biggest rivals.
Former goalkeeper Roy Hillyard is the Gillingham City player with the most appearances. The English shot-stopper played for Gillingham City from 1974 to 1991, making 655 appearances for the club. Brian Yeo is the team’s all-time top scorer, netting 149 goals in 387 appearances for the club from 1963 to 1975.