Our football match prediction:
Out-of-sorts Ipswich Town will be aiming to put an end to their three-game losing run in all competitions when they welcome Leeds United at their Portman Road Stadium on Matchday 27. The Tractor Boys have been totally unpredictable in the 2017/2018 Championship campaign, but they will have to improve their game in the remainder of the season if they are to book their place in the play-offs. Mick McCarthy’s men are on a five-game winless run in all competitions ahead of Saturday’s football match and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. Leeds United, on other hand, aim to retain their spot in top six in the Championship standings, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the Portman Road Stadium clash. Taking everything into account, we believe that the two teams will share the spoils in Saturday’s game.
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 (Leeds United):
Leeds United are one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites. Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash. The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.