Our prediction for this Championship match:
After failing to win the previous two league matches, Ipswich Town will look to return to winning ways when they take on Swansea City on Saturday afternoon. The Tractor Boys are eager to secure automatic promotion and their fine home record of 6-0-1 is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Swansea. Midfielder Jack Taylor is pushing for a start, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Swans, meanwhile, failed to impress in a goalless draw with Sunderland, with the team having no more than two goal attempts and seeing that Ipswich have turned their Portman Road into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors are going to return to South Wales empty-handed. Charlie Platino is banned for the match, while all Josh Key, Josh Ginnelly, Nathan Wood, Nathanael Ogbeta, Joe Allen, and Azeem Abdulai remain in the recovery room.
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.