Our football match prediction:
Burton Albion did well to secure the Championship survival last term and they are on the same quest in the 2017/2018 season. The Brewers, though, sit in the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s football match against Ipswich Town and they failed to find the net in previous five league fixtures. Burton Albion are eager to get back on course and the game against the Tractor Boys is of big importance for the hosts. Ipswich Town, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Norwich City at the weekend, with the team extending their losing run in the Championship to three games and the lack of confidence could prove to be a big problem for the visitors in Saturday’s clash against Burton Albion. The Brewers are determined to move away from bottom three and we predict that they will give fans some cheer this weekend.
Highligted Player (John McLaughin):
John McLaughlin is a goalkeeper who plays for Burton Albion. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for non-League sides Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town in the past, but in 2008 he joined Bradford City. After spending six years at Valley Parade, McLaughlin signed a contract with Burton Albion and he has been playing for the Pirelli Stadium outfit ever since. John McLaughlin made 45 appearances for Burton Albion in both 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and he has established his self as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He was producing scintillating displays for Burton in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship. John McLaughlin was born on 9 September, 1987 in Edinburgh, but he has yet to make his debut for the Scotland national team. Speaking of his honours, the goalkeeper won the Football League Two play-offs with Bradford City in the 2012/2013 season.
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.