Our football match prediction:
Barnsley will be aiming to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Bristol City when they take on Ipswich Town at their Oakwell Stadium on day 2 of the 2017/2018 Championship campaign. The Tykes shared the spoils with their rivals in each of their last six home games in the English second tier and seeing that the Tractor Boys are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from Saturday’s football match. Ipswich Town, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Birmingham City in the opening game of the season, with summer signing Joe Garner scoring the only goal of the match. The former Rangers and Preston attacker is eager to add more goals to his account and, no doubt, the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the 29-year-old striker. Anyhow, seeing that Barnsley are eager to bounce back from the defeat to Bristol City, share of spoils appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Andy Yiadom):
Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London, but he began his career in the youth team of Watford. After spending two years at the Watford football academy, the pacey full-back (winger) joined Hayes & Yeading United and he scored only one goal in 36 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley. The English footballer played 32 games in the league for the Tykes last season and he provided three assists for his teammates, while receiving four yellow cards. His main position is full-back (right-back), but he is capable of playing on the left flank as well.
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.