Our prediction for this League 1 match:
High-flying Peterborough United will be aiming to record their sixth consecutive win in the League One when they host relegation strugglers Southend United at their Weston Homes Stadium. The Posh have been in a splendid form of late, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against the Shrimpers. Ivan Toney, who scored a brace in the 4-0 win over Oxford United, will be the man to keep an eye on in the home team.
Experienced defender Nathan Thompson, on the other hand, misses the match through suspension. Southend United are fighting hard to avoid relegation to the League Two. The Shrimpers suffered back-to-back losses to the likes of Doncaster Rovers and Blackpool in the previous two away games, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Peterborough’s party at Weston Homes Stadium.
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 (Southend):
Nicknamed the Shrimpers, Southend United are a League One club which is located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. Southend United were founded back in 1906 and have been wearing dark blue shirts and shorts ever since.
The colour of their away shirt is sky blue, with the team wearing black shorts when playing on the travels. Roots Hall is the club’s home ground, the venue which was built in 1952 and opened three years later. The capacity of the stadium is 12,392. Fellow Essex team Colchester United are seen as Southend United’s biggest rivals. The two clubs were in the race for top position in the League One in the 2005/2006 season, with Southend eventually winning the battle.
Southend United recorded their biggest ever win in the 1934/1935 season, with the team rolling over Golders Green 10-1 in the FA Cup. The Shrimpers suffered their biggest defeat in the 1965/1966 season when they were beaten by Brighton 9-1.