Our football match prediction:
Ipswich Town have been having their ups and downs of late. Following a 2-0 loss to Fulham, Ipswich Town defeated Bristol City in their last game in 2016, but they head into Saturday’s football game against Blackburn Rovers after a 2-1 defeat at QPR. The Tractor Boys sit in 15th place in the standings ahead of Matchday 26 and given that they are 11 points behind top six, this has to go down as a must-win game for Mick McCarthy’s troops. Blackburn Rovers gave fans some cheer on Monday as they managed to shock star-studded Newcastle United at their Riverside Stadium. The Magpies dominated the game, but Charlie Mulgrew eventually scored the winner for the Riversiders. Nonetheless, seeing that Blackburn Rovers struggle on the travels, we predict that Ipswich Town are going to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash. It has to be noted that the Tractor Boys are after their sixth home win of the season.
Highligted Player (Jonas Knudsen):
Back in 2004 Jonas Knudsen of Denmark began his youth career at Hjerting IF. In 2006 he joined Esbjerg and he made his first-team debut for the club in a heavy 4-0 loss to Randers. Knudsen became the second youngest debutant in the history of the club and he stayed at the club until 2015. The 185-cm-tall left back joined Ipswich Town on 31 July, 2015 and his deal with the Tractor Boys expires in 2018. Knudsen used to play for Denmark U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams in the past and he has four caps for the first team. Jonas Knudsen made 41 appearances for Ipswich Town in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club on his debut season. The Danish international is well known for his long throws and journalists in England often compare him with Rory Delap. Knudsen was born on 16 September, 1992 in Esbjerg.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888). Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995). Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.