Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering a heavy 4-0 loss to league leaders Lincoln City at Sincil Bank, Southend United will be looking to give fans some cheer when they welcome Peterborough United at their Roots Hall on Tuesday evening. The Seasiders are determined to put an end to their three-game losing run in the English third tier and given Peterborough’s poor form, the hosts will not have a better chance than this to record their first win of the season.
The fact that Southend United outplayed Stevenage in their League Cup opener is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of the Posh. The visitors managed to hold Ipswich Town to a draw on home soil at the weekend, but given their shaky defence, we are tempted to put our money on the Seasiders this time out.
Highlighted Player (Rob Kiernan):
Rob Kiernan is a product of Watford football academy who plays for Southend United as a defender. Despite being born in Rickmansworh, England Kiernan represents Ireland in international matches. The 185-cm-tall centre-back made 14 appearances for the Ireland U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut with the senior squad.
Speaking of his club career, Rob Kiernan played for the likes of Watford, Kilmarnock, Yeovil Town, Bradford City, Wycombe Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Accrington Stanley, Burton Albion, Brentford, Birmingham City and Rangers before signing a permanent deal with Southend United in the summer of 2017 for an undisclosed fee.
The Republic of Ireland international scored one goal in 10 appearances for the Seasiders in the League One, finding the back of the net in a 2-2 draw with Blackpool. Kiernan’s main position is centre-back, but he is used as a defensive midfielder as well. His contract with Southend United should expire on June 30, 2020.
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.