Our football match prediction:
Following three consecutive defeats in the Championship, Hull City take on Ipswich Town at their KCOM Stadium on Matchday 17. The Tigers have been struggling in the English second tier of late and, no doubt, the team’s main goal is to secure the Championship survival. The club chiefs were forced to sell several first-team regulars in the summer transfer window and the Tigers will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season if they are to avoid relegation to League One. Ipswich Town, on the other hand, sit in eighth place in the standings ahead of Saturday’s football match against Hull City and they are only two points behind the play-offs berth. The Tractor Boys produced a splendid display in a 3-0 win over Preston just before the international break and that is probably the main reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Nouha Dicko):
Nouha Dicko is a Malian footballer who was born in Saint-Maurice, France. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a centre forward as well, started his youth career at Creteil-Lusitanos. In 2007 he was spotted by Strasbourg scouts and later that year he joined the Stade de la Meinau outfit. Nouha Dicko made his first-team debut for Strasbourg against Stade Plabennecois in September 2010, but he made no more than three league appearances for the club. In 2011 he signed for Wigan Athletic, but he did not play in the league for the Latics. Dicko was eager to change the club and on 27 January he joined Blackpool on loan. After ending his loan spell with Blackpool, he signed a loan deal with Wolverhampton, but he played no more than four league games for the Wolves in the 2012/2013 campaign. He then played for Rotherham United on loan, but he quickly returned to Wolverhampton, which was probably the best decision of his career. Dicko regained a much-needed confidence and it has to be noted that he scored 13 goals in 19 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 season. Dicko has 2 caps for Mali.
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.