Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Sheffield Wednesday and Peterborough square off against each other at Hillsborough on Matchday 35. The Owls are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, and a triumph over Peterborough will see them move one step closer to securing automatic promotion. With no fresh injury worries to report, Darren Moore is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Charlton at the weekend.
Meanwhile, the Posh are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures, with the team beating both Morecambe and Plymouth, while sharing the spoils with Charlton. Sheffield Wednesday are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but given Peterborough’s fine form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Defender Josh Knight is banned for the away team following his sending off in the midweek draw with the Red Robins.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
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.