Our prediction for this Championship match:
Blackburn Rovers will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City when they square off against Ipswich Town at their Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon. The Riversiders can certainly do better than this and the clash against the Tractor Boys could be the turning point for Owen Coyle’s team. Blackburn Rovers aim to escape the relegation zone and it remains to be seen if they are capable of recording their second home win of the season. Ipswich Town failed to find the net in previous four league matches and that it the main reason why we predict the Riversiders will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football match. In last five meetings between the two teams at Ewood Park Blackburn defeated Ipswich Town and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. However, a low-scoring affair appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Ben Marshall):
Ben Marshall began his youth career at Manchester United back in 1997 at the age of six. The winger, who is capable of playing at right back as well, was born on 29 March 1991 and he signed for Stoke City on 8 July 2009. After spending three years on loan at Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town, Carlisle United and Sheffield Wednesday, he was sold to Leicester City on transfer deadline day (31 January 2012) for a fee of £750k.
Marshall scored seven goals in 56 appearances for the King Power Stadium outfit and on 28 August 2013 he joined Blackburn Rovers. Marshall played 44 matches for Blackburn in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that he scored six goals for the Ewood Park outfit in all competitions.
The winger made his debut for England U21 on 6 September against Azerbaijan. In the 2010/2011 season Ben Marshall won the Football League Trophy with Carlisle United and that is considered the biggest success of his career.
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.