Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Weston Homes Stadium when Peterborough United and Wigan Athletic face each other in the League One round 32. The Posh are eyeing their sixth consecutive win in the league, and seeing that they have been impressive in front of goal of late, home win should be considered. A man to watch in the home team will be Jonson Clarke-Harris, who looks unstoppable at the moment.
The Latics, on the other hand, showed character in their last league match, with the team scoring a late winner at Memorial Stadium. Wigan Athletic quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Lincoln, but Peterborough will pose a much bigger threat for the visitors then their previous rivals. Tom Pearce is sidelined with injury, while Matthew Palmer is a major doubt. In the first half of the season Peterborough defeated Wigan thanks to Clarke-Harris’ goal.
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 (Wigan):
Wigan Athletic are one of the winners of the English FA Cup. The Latics won the prestigious trophy in 2013, with the team upsetting Manchester City in the title game. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that Wigan played in the UEFA Europa League in the 2013/2014 season.
Wigan have been playing their home games at the DW Stadium since 1999 and they had played at Springfield Park in the past. Chorley are considered Wigan’s fierce rivals, but the two teams last met in 1971, when they competed in the Northern Premier League. The likes of Preston North End, Bury, Oldham Athletic, Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are regarded as Wigan Athletic’s rivals as well.
The club was founded in 1932 and they competed in the English Premier League from 2005 to 2013. The colour of Wigan’s home kit is blue and white (stripes).