Our football match prediction:
Ipswich Town will be looking to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Fulham when they welcome Bristol City at their Portman Road Stadium on Saturday. The Tractor Boys aim to escape the danger zone and, as things stand now, the team’s main goal is to secure the Championship survival. Mick McCarthy’s men were beaten by Fulham on Boxing Day (0-2), but they are surely capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football match against Bristol City. The Robins are on a four-match losing run in the league, meaning that coach Lee Johnson feels pressure ahead of the trip to Ipswich. Bristol City have been dropping down the standings week by week and they are only seven points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Matchday 24. Considering that no more than one point separates the two teams in the Championship standings, we predict that fans will see a close encounter at Portman Road Stadium.
Highlighted 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 (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby. Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909. The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.