Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bolton Wanderers will be aiming to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Brentford when they host Ipswich Town at their Macron Stadium on Matchday 28. The Trotters made a very slow start to the season, but they were producing fine performances in festive fixtures and, as a result, they are one point clear of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Ipswich Town. Bolton are desperate to avoid the drop to League One and Saturday’s football game is of big importance for the hosts. The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, sit in the middle of the Championship table, but they are only four points behind the play-offs berth. Mick McCarthy’s men proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Leeds United at the weekend, but beating Bolton on the road is easier said than done and, takng everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to play out a draw at Macron Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Sammy Ameobi):
Sammy Ameobi is the younger brother of a famoust Newcastle United player Shola. Sammy is a product of Newcastle United football academy as well and he scored two goals in 56 appearances for the first team. The pacey attacker played for the likes of Middlesbrough, Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers on loan in the past before signing a permanent deal with the Trotters on July 14, 2017. Sammy Ameobi was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on May 1, 1992, but he has two caps for Nigeria U20 team. The left-footed footballer played for the England U21 team as well, but he has yet to make his senior debut for the Three Lions. Ameobi’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of playing as a winger as well. Sammy Ameobi made his Bolton debut on September 3, 2016 against Southend and it has to be noted that he scored two goals in 20 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 League One campaign. At the end of the season Bolton were promoted to the Championship.
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.