Our prediction for this Championship match:
Ipswich Town have been struggling in front of goal of late. The Tractor Boys failed to score in previous three league fixtures, but, on the other hand, they have been impressive at the back in recent weeks. Ipswich Town managed to keep three clean sheets in previous four league games and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s football match against Huddersfield Town. The league leaders defeated Rotherham United in midweek and they will be looking to cement top position in the Championship standings with a victory over Ipswich at Portman Road Stadium. However, seeing that the Tractor Boys are tough to beat at home, we are not tempted to put our money on the visitors this time out. Ipswich Town are certainly capable of keeping yet another clean sheet and, taking everything into account, we predict that under 2.5 goals will be scored in the Portman Road Stadium showdown.
Highlighted Player (Tommy Smith):
Tommy Smith is a left-footed defender who plays at centre back. Smith is capable of playing as left back as well and he represents New Zealand on the international stage. He was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, but seeing that he was resided in New Zealand he was eligible to play for both England and All Whites.
The New Zealand international played for the likes of Crewe Alexandra, North Shore United and Ipswich Town during his youth career and he made his debut for the first team in Ipswich’s 2-1 defeat to Preston North End in the opening match of the 2008/2009 campaign.
Tommy Smith impressed in the 2013/2014 Championship campaign with the Tractor Boys as he scored 6 goals in 45 league appearances for the club. Speaking of his international career, Smith made his full New Zealand debut on 3 March, 2010 in a 2-0 loss to Mexico. He scored his first goal for the All Whites in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Fiji. Smith was born on 31 March 1990.
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield Town):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes).
Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well finishing runners up in the FA Cup 1920. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams.
Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.