Our prediction for this Championship match:
Portman Road will host Saturday’s football game between Ipswich Town and Blackburn Rovers. The Tractor Boys made a promising start to the season, with the team establishing themselves as one of the main candidates for promotion, but they need to keep on making progress. Barring any fresh injury worries, head coach Kieran McKenna is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium, but all Davis, Donacien, and Walton continue to miss out.
The Riversiders, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Sunderland, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the promotion-chasing hosts. As for the away team, both Niall Ennis and Arnor Sigurdsson are out of contention with injuries, while talented forward Dilan Markanday is pushing for a rare start after producing a fine display in the midweek defeat.
Highlighted Player (Vaclav Hladky):
Born in Brno on November 14, 1990, Vaclav Hladky is a Czech footballer who plays for Scottish Premier League club St Mirren as a goalkeeper. Hladky spent his youth career at the likes of FC Sparta Brno, FK Sardice, and FC Zbrojovka Brno, and he continued playing for the Zbrojovka Brno reserve team at the senior level.
The 192-cm-tall shot-stopper played for the likes of MSK Breclav (loan) Sparta Brno, FK Sardice, FC Zbrojovka Brno (senior team), and Slovan Liberec before signing a contract with St Mirren. The Czech goalkeeper made his Scottish Premiership debut on January 23, 2019, in a 4-0 loss at Celtic.
Hladky played for the Czech Republic youth teams as well, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Czech Republic senior team. Vaclav Hladky wears the No. 1 shirt at St Mirren, and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Ipswich):
Ipswich Town are an English football club that was formed in 1878. Portman Road has been the home ground of Ipswich Town since 1894 and the capacity of the venue, which was expanded in 2002, is 30,311. The Tractor Boys compete in the Championship, but they used to play in the English Premier League in the past as well. Ipswich Town last appeared in the elite division in the 2001/2002 season.
Ipswich won the FA Cup in 1978, with the team beating Arsenal (1-0) in the title game. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1981 when they outplayed AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Cup final. It has to be noted that the Tractor Boys have yet to suffer a loss at home ground in the European competitions.
Norwich City are regarded as Ipswich Town’s bitterest rivals and it is well known that the two sides take on each other in the East Anglian derby.