Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Weston Homes Stadium when Peterborough United and Ipswich Town face each other in the League One round 19. The Posh quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Shrewsbury Town, with the team beating Crewe 2-0 in their last league match. Peterborough United have been impressive at home ground this season, and it is no wonder bookies see them as hot favourites to win the midweek clash.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Blackpool. Ipswich Town are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but given their anything but good away record, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Darren Ferguson has no fresh injury worries, while both Kayden Jackson and Teddy Bishop are suspended for the visitors. James Wilson is a major doubt.
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 (Ipswich):
Ipswich Town are an English football club that was formed in 1878. Portman Road has been the home ground of Ipswich Town since 1894 and the capacity of the venue, which was expanded in 2002, is 30,311. The Tractor Boys compete in the Championship, but they used to play in the English Premier League in the past as well. Ipswich Town last appeared in the elite division in the 2001/2002 season.
Ipswich won the FA Cup in 1978, with the team beating Arsenal (1-0) in the title game. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1981 when they outplayed AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Cup final. It has to be noted that the Tractor Boys have yet to suffer a loss at home ground in the European competitions.
Norwich City are regarded as Ipswich Town’s bitterest rivals and it is well known that the two sides take on each other in the East Anglian derby.