Peterborough United host Huddersfield at the Weston Homes Stadium in the EFL Championship on Tuesday. Peterborough were comprehensively beaten at the weekend, to leave them just above the relegation zone, while their visitors achieved a narrow victory to regain their place in the playoff spots.
Peterborough have been disappointing this season as Darren Ferguson’s side have lost six of their last 10 league games and are currently 20th in the table.
Peterborough faced defeat in their previous match, away at Swansea City. Peterborough United lost the game against Swansea City in the first half with a 0-3 deficit and could never come back from that. Before that, Peterborough had a home game against Queens Park Rangers which ended with a 2-1 victory. Just two defeats in seven home Championship matches mean that Peterborough have picked up 11 of their 14 league points at home in the 2021-22 campaign.
Peterborough went 0-3 down against Swansea in the first half and failed to create any significant chances to come back into the game. Attempting just two shots throughout the game, Peterborough failed to put together any response in the second half and were fortunate that the scoreline was not extended further by their hosts to leave the final score at 3-0. As seen in the above visual, they had very few xT creation zones in the final third and tried most of their attacks through long balls into the final third, which did not work out for them.
Huddersfield, on the other hand, are currently fifth in the league. Carlos Corberan’s side have been inconsistent and have not been able to get successive wins this campaign.
Creating chances from open play has been one of the biggest concerns for Huddersfield, with the Terriers playing well through the lines up the pitch until they reach the final third, where they then seem to lack the ideas required to create some clear goalscoring chances.
However, with a settled defense consisting of Matty Pearson, Tom Lees, and youngster Levi Colwill, along with the impressive emergence of Sorba Thomas at wing-back, Huddersfield have built solid foundations that mean they are difficult to break down for the opposition and concede few chances as a result. As seen in the above visual, we can see that the centre-backs have won most of their aerial duels in the previous clash against Millwall and kept a clean sheet.
Huddersfield will use this as a great opportunity to climb up the table with a win against Peterborough on Tuesday. The Posh, on the other hand, will look to turn things around after their bad start to the season and need a positive result for that.
Peterborough United predicted starting lineup:
Cornell, Thompson, Edwards, Beevers, Ward, Norburn, Taylor, Burrows, Grant, Dembele, Szmodics.
Huddersfield Town predicted starting lineup:
Nicholls, Pearson, Lees, Colwill, Thomas, Hogg, O’Brien, Toffolo, Sinani, Ward, Holmes.