Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tuesday’s football game at Montgomery Waters Meadow pits together Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United, the two teams who are eyeing promotion to the Championship. The Shrews sit in the 12th position in the standings ahead of the midweek fixture, but they are only five points behind the play-offs berth. Shrewsbury Town did well to beat Sunderland in their last home game in the League One, which is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Peterborough United.
The Posh suffered a 4-3 loss at Blackpool at the weekend, but it has to be noted that they scored two own goals in the defeat to the Seasiders. Peterborough United have been producing promising performances in the first half of the season, and they are definitely capable of grabbing something from the midweek clash against Sam Rickets’ charges.
Highlighted Player (Donald Love):
Donald Love is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a defender. Love’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Born in Rochdale, England on December 2, 1994, Donald Love started his youth career at Nortwich Town before joining Manchester United football academy in 2002.
Eleven years later he signed a professional contract with the famous English club and he made his Man Utd debut in a 2-1 loss to Midtjylland in the 2015/2016 Europa League knockout stages. During his spell at Manchester United Donald Love was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and in the summer of 2016 he joined Sunderland.
After making 27 appearances for the Black Cats in the league, Love moved to fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. Despite being born in England, Donald Love represents Scotland in international matches. The Shrewsbury Town defender has 5 caps with Scotland U21 team.
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.