Our football match prediction:
Ipswich Town have five draws in a row in the Championship. The Tractor Boys played out a goalless draw with Wolverhampton in midweek and they will be looking to start a new winning run in the league when they face Barnsley at Oakwell Stadium. Ipswich Town aim to regain their spot in the top half of the table, but beating the Tykes on the road is easier said than done. Anyhow, you should bear in mind that Mick McCarthy’s troops are eyeing their fifth away win of the season. Barnsley, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road in Tuesday’s football match and they are eager to bounce back from the defeat. The Tykes have slim chances of booking their place in the play-offs, but seeing that they are 12 points behind top six, a win over Ipswich Town could give fans some hope. Barnsley failed to win previous four home fixtures and we predict that they will put an end to the negative trend.
Highlighted Player (Sam Winnall):
Sam Winnall began his professional career at the age of 19. The striker, who was born on 19 January, 1991, made his Wolverhampton debut in May 2009 and he has been playing for a number of English clubs ever since. He was on loan at Burton Albion, Hereford United, Inverness CT and Shrewsbury Town and in the 2013/2014 campaign he signed a contract with Scunthorpe United. Sam Winnall scored 23 goals in 45 appearances for the club and, as a result, secured a lucrative move to Barnsley in 2014. He went on to score his first goal for Barnsley on 23 August 2014 in a 4-1 win over Gillingham. Winnall helped Barnsley eliminate Walsall in the 2015/2016 League One semis as he scored a brace in the first leg. It has to be noted that he scored 23 goals in the English second tier in the 2015/2016 season. He provided 8 assists for his teammates during the season and he finished the campaign as the third highest goalscorer in the league, just behind Nicky Ajose and Will Grigg.
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.