Our football match prediction:
Norwich City and Ipswich Town face each other at Carrow Road in the closing match of day 34. The Canaries aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Burton Albion and seeing that they are seven points behind the play-offs berth in the Championship standings, this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Norwich City scored seven goals in previous two home fixtures in the league and it has to be noted that they were on the verge of beating league leaders Newcastle United in their last game at Carrow Road. Cameron Jerome has netted 11 goals in the Championship so far this season and he is likely to lead the line for the hosts against Ipswich. The Tractor Boys share the spoils with the likes of Brighton and Leeds United, but seeing that the Canaries are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed from Sunday's football match.
Highlighted Player (Russell Martin):
Russell Martin is a professional football player who was born on 4 January, 1986. Martin plays for Norwich City, but he began his senior career at Wycombe Wanderers. After making 116 appearances for the club, he joined Peterborough United in May, 2008 and in January, 2010 he signed a contract with Norwich City. Despite being born in England, Russell Martin plays for Scotland national team and it has to be noted that he made his international debut in May, 2011 against Wales. Martin won Championship play-offs with Norwich City in the 2014/2015 campaign, but the Canaries quickly dropped to the English second-tier. Despite the fact that Norwich City failed to avoid relegation to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, he decided not to leave the club. Russell is a right back, but he is capable of playing as a centre back as well. He was born in Brighton, England and he attended Varndean School.
Highlighted Team (Ipswich Town):
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.