Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Weston Homes Stadium when Peterborough United and Oxford United square off against each other in the League One derby. The Posh are seen as one of the main candidates to secure automatic promotion to the Championship, and, no doubt, their recent performances are giving fans a reason for optimism. You should bear in mind that Peterborough United are eyeing their third consecutive win in the League One.
The Yellows, on the other hand, have yet to find their best form in the 2020/21 season, and it is no wonder bookies see them as underdogs in Saturday’s clash. Given Peterborough’s current form, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. In their last meeting at Weston Homes Stadium the Posh rolled over the Yellows 4-0, and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.
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 (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.