Our match prediction:
Ipswich Town kicked off the new Championship season in style, with the team beating Barnsley 4-2 in front of home fans. However, following a 2-0 loss to Brentford the Tractor Boys played out back-to-back draws with the likes of Wolverhampton and Norwich City and they are certainly desperate to return to winning ways. Ipswich Town take on Preston at their Portman Road Stadium on Matchday 5 and they are widely expected to record their second win of the season. The Lilywhites did remarkably well to upset Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road Stadium at the weekend, with the team recording their first win of the season, meaning that they head into Saturday’s football game full of confidence. However, considering that Ipswich have turned their Portman Road Stadium into a real fortress, we predict that the Tractor Boys are going to pick up all three points from the match.
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 (Preston North End):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later. In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division). Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.