Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A place in the 4th round of the FA Cup will be at stake when Ipswich Town and Sheffield United face each other at Portman Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Both sides are determined to secure promotion to the Premier League, but they have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 FA Cup campaign as well. The Tractor Boys are tough to beat at home and that is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s football match. The Blades suffered a dip in form in December, but they are still in the race for a place in the Championship play-offs. Seeing that Portman Road Stadium will host the FA Cup game, we predict the two teams are going to play out a draw this time out. When the two teams met in the Championship earlier this term Sheffield United recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ipswich Town and yet another low-scoring game is on the cards.
Highlighted 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 (Sheffield United):
Sheffield United are a professional football club that compete in the Championship. The Blades finished the 2016/2017 League One campaign in top position in the standings, with the team collecting exactly 100 points in the process. Sheffield United last competed in the Premier League in the 2006/2007 season and they were more than unfortunate not to secure the top flight survival. The Blades finished the season in 18th place in the process and it has to be noted that they were level on points with Wigaan Athletic, who managed to avoid the relegation to the English second tier. Sheffield United welcome their rivals at Bramal Lane, the stadium which was opened on April 30, 1855. The current capacity of the venue is 32.702. The club have numerous rivalries, but the most notable one is the rivalry with their city neighbours Sheffield Wednesday. The two teams face each other in the Steel City derby and it has to be noted that United share rivalry with the likes of Barnsley, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United as well.