Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Reading and Peterborough lock horns at Select Car Leasing Stadium in what is expected to be a thrilling season opener. The Royals were not competitive in the Championship last season and, no doubt, they are eager to secure a quick return to the English second tier. The likes of Sam Smith, Lewis Wing, and Harvey Knibbs have joined the club in the summer transfer window, but Lucas Joao, Yakou Meite, Tom Ince, and George Puscas have embarked on new journeys with other teams.
The Posh, meanwhile, are still trying to recover from a shocking (1-6) playoffs defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. As Peterborough are not regarded as good travellers, we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils at Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Reading defenders should have Jonson Clarke-Harris at bay as the Jamaica international scored 27 goals in the League One last term.
Highlighted Player (Junior Hoilett):
Junior Hoilett began his youth career at Blackburn Rovers and he spent five years at Ewood Park. After ending his loan spells with German sides Paderborn and St. Pauli Junior Hoilett returned to Blackburn Rovers and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the Riversiders in a pre-season friendly against Leigh Genesis.
Speaking of competitive games, the Canada international netted his first goal for Blackburn in a 3-1 League Cup victory over Gillingham. In 2012 the pacey winger joined Queens Park Rangers and he played for the capital club from 2012 to 2016. In October 2016 Junior Hoilett signed a deal with Cardiff City and he made his debut for the Championship side on October 14 against Bristol City.
Hoilett was born in Brampton, Ontario and, as a result, he represents Canada on the international stage. He made his Canada debut in a 1-1 draw with Ghana in an international friendly.
Highlighted Team (Peterborough):
Founded in 1934, Peterborough United are a professional club that competes in the League One. The Posh play their home games at London Road Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 15,314. Peterborough’s home colour is blue, whilst the colour of their away kit is blue. The Posh have the third kit as well where yellow and black are the dominant colours.
Peterborough United’s biggest success came in the 1964/1965 when the club booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Chelsea, though, proved to be a big catch for the Posh, beating them 5-1 in London. It has to be noted that Peterborough United made it to the Football League Cup semis in the 1965/1966 season, with the team losing to WBA in the two-legged tie.
The likes of Cambridge United and Northampton Town are considered the club’s main rivals. The Posh have built a rivalry with Huddersfield Town, with fans seeing MK Dons as rivals as well.