Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Weston Homes Stadium when Peterborough United and Oxford United face each other on Matchday 32 in what is expected to be a very entertaining encounter. The Posh have been having their ups and downs in the 2019/20 season, but the team’s current form is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism. Peterborough United produced one of their best performances of the season in a 4-1 win over Ipswich Town, with the team extending their winning run in the League One to four games.
January signing Samuel Szmodics has already started paying off, and we predict that the former Bristol City man, who has netted four goals since joining the club, is going to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. The Yellows did well to beat out-of-sorts Blackpool at home at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the high-flying Posh.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Maddison):
After spending his youth career at Newcastle United, Marcus Maddison signed a professional contract with the Magpies in the 2012/2013 season. However, he was immediately loaned to Blyth Spartans where he scored one goal in two appearances.
In 2013 the pacey winger was released by Newcastle United, signing a deal with Scottish club St. Jonstone. Due to a hunger for a first-team football Marcus Maddison returns to England in the summer of 2013, signing a contract with Conference Premier club Gateshead. The 180-cm tall footballer scored 13 goals in 34 appearances for the club before joining Peterborough United in 2014.
Maddison has established himself as a first-team regular at Peterborough and he is widely expected to play an important role in the London Road Stadium outfit in the 2019/2020 League One season. The English footballer, who is capable of playing as both winger and attacking midfielder, was born in Durham on September 26, 1993.
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.