Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Ipswich Town and Barrow take on each other at Portman Road in a highly-anticipated FA Cup game. The Tractor Boys did well to beat Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup replay, and they are seen as favourites to beat the League Two side as well. Head coach Paul Cook, though, could opt to make changes to the starting XI, with both Edwards and Evans pushing for a start. You should know that the Tractor Boys have recorded four wins at home in the League One so far this season.
Barrow, on the other hand, were anything but impressive in November, with the team losing each of their last three league fixtures. Since the League Two side have been struggling in front of goal of late, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the underdogs. Republic of the Congo attacker Offrande Zanzala is widely expected to lead the line for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (David Cornell):
Born in Waunarlwydd, Wales on March 28, 1991, David Cornell is a goalkeeper who plays for Northampton Town in the League Two. The 180-cm tall shot-stopper is a product of the Swansea City football school, but he did not make any appearances for the Swans at senior level.
Cornell played for the likes of Port Talbot Town, Hereford United, St. Mirren, and Portsmouth on loan before signing a permanent contract with Oldham Athletic in the 2015/2016 season. In the summer of 2016, he joined Northampton Town on a two-year deal.
Speaking of his international career, David Cornell has three caps with the Wales U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. The Northampton Town goalkeeper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. He has a contract with the Cobblers until June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Barrow):
Founded back in 1901, Barrow is an English club that competes in the League two, the fourth tier of the English football system. The Bluebirds are well known for their blue shirts with white details, but yellow is the dominant colour of their away jersey. Barrow play home games at Holker Street, the stadium which can hold up to 5,045 spectators.
The venue was opened in 1909, and it has to be noted that no fewer than 16,874 people attended the FA Cup match between Barrow and Swansea in January, 1954. The Bluebirds have won two FA Trophies (1989/90, 2009/10), with the team lifting the Lancashire Senior Cup trophy in the 1954/55.
The likes of James Bell, Jim Collins, Andy McLaren, Jimmy Mulholland, Jackie Robertson, Barry Diamond, and George King are the most notable footballers who played for Barrow in the past. It has to be noted that the Bluebirds have never competed in the English top flight.