Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Ipswich Town and Coventry City face each other at Portman Road in the FA Cup round replay. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium earlier this month, with the Sky Blues scoring the equalizer in the dying seconds of the match. Yet another close encounter is on the cards, and we predict that both sides are going to adopt a cautious approach in the Portman Road clash.
The two sides faced each other in the League One at the weekend as well, and seeing that they played out a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s derby, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. You should bear in mind that there have been under 2.5 goals in three of Ipswich Town’s last four league fixtures. On the other hand, under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Coventry City’s last four games in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Teddy Bishop):
Having joined Ipswich as an eight-year-old, Teddy Bishop rose through the ranks at Portman Road to become one of the key players for the Tractor Boys. Bishop’s road to prominence hit a serious roadblock in his first year of the academy scholarship when he endured a serious back injury, but it was in 2014 that he went from strength to strength – proving his worth at the club and emerging as one of the most promising players in the squad.
The total of 36 appearances in his debut season with the first team were more than enough to make an impression on the fans and the club hierarchy which offered him a new long-term deal.
This deep-lying midfielder in characterized by impressive passing accuracy, vision and great reading of the play. Bishop is an asset defensively as well, but he is most comfortable sitting just above the back line, spraying balls around. As a two-footed midfielder, Teddy Bishop is regularly being watched by a number of Premier League biggest clubs.
Highlighted Team (Coventry):
Nicknamed the Sky Blues, Coventry City are an English football club that compete in the League One. Coventry City, who were founded on August 13, 1883 as Singers FC, wear sky blue kit when playing on home soil, whilst their away colour is white.
Aston Villa and Leicester City are considered the club’s main rivals, but they have rivalry with fellow West Midlands clubs Wallsall and Burton Albion as well. Coventry City have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the FA Cup in the 1986/1987 season, with the team beat Charlton Athletic in the two-legged final. They share stadium with Birmingham City, with both clubs playing their home games at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Built in December, 1906, St. Andrew’s Stadium can hold up to 29,409 spectators. Dion Dublin is one of the most famous Coventry City players, with the legendary centre-forward scoring 61 goals in 145 appearances for the club in the league.