Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After eliminating Exeter in the FA Cup, Wigan Athletic will be aiming to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Peterborough in a postponed League One fixture. The Latics quickly bounced back from a 3-2 loss to Charlton and they are now on a quest to return to winning ways in the league as well. Sean Clare limped off with injury in the FA Cup triumph, with Omar Rekik likely to step up.
The Posh, on the other hand, did well to beat Port Vale and Blackpool in the last two away games in the League One, but beating Wigan Athletic at DW Stadium is easier said than accomplished. Taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of the previous five meetings between the two clubs in the League One.
Highlighted Player (Jonson Clarke Harris):
The Leicester born striker started his career at Coventry City, joining their youth academy at the age of 15. Harris, who holds both the English and Jamaican citizenship, chose to represent the former but is yet to feature for any of England's international levels. He made his first professional debut on the 10th of August 2010, in a 2-0 League Cup loss to Morecambe, a feature that made him the youngest player to ever appear for Coventry.
After successive loan moves where he made little impact, Harris left the Sky Blues to join Oldham Athletic in May 2013 on a year-long contract. His excellence earned him the Young Player of the Season award and a high profile move to Rotherham United at the end of the season in a deal worth 350,000 euros. After several inconsistent performances, Harris left the Millers.
He then went on to play for MK Dons and Doncaster on loan before re-joining Coventry for a second spell where-in he helped the club in promoting to League One. Born on the 21st of July 1994, the 25-year-old is known for his physicality and hold-up play and currently plies his trade for Bristol, whom he joined at the start of 2019.
Highlighted Team (Wigan):
Wigan Athletic are one of the winners of the English FA Cup. The Latics won the prestigious trophy in 2013, with the team upsetting Manchester City in the title game. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that Wigan played in the UEFA Europa League in the 2013/2014 season.
Wigan have been playing their home games at the DW Stadium since 1999 and they had played at Springfield Park in the past. Chorley are considered Wigan’s fierce rivals, but the two teams last met in 1971, when they competed in the Northern Premier League. The likes of Preston North End, Bury, Oldham Athletic, Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are regarded as Wigan Athletic’s rivals as well.
The club was founded in 1932 and they competed in the English Premier League from 2005 to 2013. The colour of Wigan’s home kit is blue and white (stripes).