Our football match prediction:
Aston Villa are running down a blind alley ahead of Matchday 31. The Villans suffered four defeats in previous five games in the Championship and, no doubt, coach Steve Bruce is under big pressure ahead of the visit of Ipswich Town. Aston Villa are level on points with their next rivals and a close encounter appears on the cards. However, considering that the Villa Park outfit have yet to suffer a loss at home ground this season, we would not be surprised if the hosts grab something from Saturday’s football game. Jordan Ayew left Aston Villa to join Swansea City in the January transfer window and we predict that the Ghana international will be sorely missed in the remainder of the season. The Tractor Boys have been totally out of form of late as well and, taking everything into account, both teams should be happy with one point from the Villa Park clash.
Highlighted Player (Ross McCormack):
Ross McCormack is considered one of the best Scottish attackers at the moment. He began his senior career at Rangers, but played no more than 11 matches for the Gers during his spell at Ibrox Stadium. McCormack joined Motherwell in 2006, but he was struggling with injuries during his first season at the club. In October 2007, though, he was named Young Player of the Month and back then he was monitored by a number of scouts from big clubs. Despite being linked with a move to Wigan Athletic, Ross McCormack joined Cardiff City on 28 June on a free transfer. The Scottish attacker impressed in the 2008/2009 Championship campaign with the Bluebirds, scoring 21 goals in the league, but he was not as successful in the 2009/2010 season as he netted no more than 4 goals in the Championship. In 2010 he signed a contract with Leeds United and went on to score 53 goals in 140 league appearances for the club. On 8 July 2014, he moved to Fulham for a fee of £11,000,000 and he has been playing for the capital club ever since.
Highlighted Team (Ipswich Town):
Ipswich Town are an English football club that was formed in 1878. Portman Road has been the home ground of Ipswich Town since 1894 and the capacity of the venue, which was expanded in 2002, is 30,311. The Tractor Boys compete in the Championship, but they used to play in the English Premier League in the past as well. Ipswich Town last appeared in the elite division in the 2001/2002 season. Ipswich won the FA Cup in 1978, with the team beating Arsenal (1-0) in the title game. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1981 when they outplayed AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Cup final. It has to be noted that the Tractor Boys have yet to suffer a loss at home ground in the European competitions. Norwich City are regarded as Ipswich Town’s bitterest rivals and it is well known that the two sides take on each other in the East Anglian derby.