Our football match prediction:
Ipswich Town are not enjoying a season to remember. The Tractor Boys have been having their ups and downs in the Championship this term and, as a result, they occupy 15th place in the standings ahead of Matchday 23. Mick McCarthy’s men, though, gave fans some cheer at the weekend as they defeated relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium and they are now on a quest to move a little closer to the play-offs berth. Their next rivals Fulham have been scoring goals for fun of late and the capital club are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in the Boxing Day clash. The Cottagers scored 13 goals in previous four league fixtures and we predict that they will find the net in Monday’s football game. It is well know that Ipswich Town are tough to beat at home and there is every chance the two teams will share the spoils in the festive fixture.
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 (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Championship. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition. Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight. Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League. The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.