Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sunderland will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Oxford United when they welcome Peterborough United at their Stadium of Light. Sunderland’s home ground is anything but bright without spectators, but the Blacks Cats are still seen as favourites to win Saturday’s derby. USA international Lynden Gooch, who came as a substitute to score against the Yellows, is pushing for a start.
The Posh, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from the day 1 defeat to Accrington, with the team beating Fleetwood Town at home at the weekend. Peterborough aim to keep on climbing the standings, but given Sunderland’s display in the 2-0 win over Oxford, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that the Posh scored two goals in the stoppage time in the triumph over the Fishermen at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Will Grigg):
Wighan Athletic striker Will Grigg became a viral sensation during the European Championship in France but the chances are any avid football fan will have been well aware of his goalscoring exploits even before 2016. The 27-year-old forward began his career at Stratford Town but it was in Walsall that the world took notice of his presence after 27 goals in 99 performances for the club.
He first came to prominence during the 2012/13 season when he was voted the club’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season, but a loan spell at Milton Keynes Dons during his rather unfortunate two-year spell over at Brentford proved crucial for his career.
The total of 20 goals in 44 appearances at Stadium MK was where Wigan Athletic noticed the Northern Ireland man and moved in to sign him on a three year contract for a £1 million fee in 2015. ‘Will Grigg’s on Fire’ was the hit song of the Euro 2016 even though the Northern Ireland striker ended up not getting a chance to make a bow in the tournament.
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.