Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Rochdale will be aiming to build on a 2-1 win over Lincoln when they take on Peterborough on Matchday 37. The Dale quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Shrewsbury, with the team putting an end to their four-match losing run in the League One. Rochdale remain in the relegation zone, but a win over Peterborough could see them move away from the bottom four.
The Posh, on the other hand, picked up vital three points from the midweek clash against Portsmouth. Peterborough United aim to retain their spot in top two, and they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. Even though Rochdale proved their worth in the win over Lincoln, we are tempted to put our money on the Posh, who are determined to secure automatic promotion to the Championship. Top scorer Clarke-Harris, who has netted 21 goals so far this season, will be the man to watch in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Ryan McLaughlin):
Ryan McLaughlin is a Northern Ireland international who plays for Rochdale in the League One as a right-back. McLaughlin started his youth career at Glenavon back in 2009 and two years later he was spotted by Liverpool scouts, who persuaded him to join the Reds youth academy.
However, instead of playing for Liverpool at senior level, the Northern Ireland defender spent two seasons on loan at Barnsley and Aberdeen before moving to Oldham Athletic. After scoring three goals in 52 league appearances for the club, Ryan McLaughlin joined Rochdale in 2019 for an undisclosed fee.
McLaughlin made his League One debut with the Dale on January 26, 2019 in a 2-1 loss at Barnsley. Speaking of his international career, the pacey right-back made his Northern Ireland debut on May 31, 2014 in a friendly against Uruguay. It has to be noted that the Rochdale defender can be used as both left-back and right midfielder as well.
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.