Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Crown Ground will host Saturday’s League One game between Accrington and Ipswich Town. The Accy Stanley have been playing some exciting games of late. Following a 4-1 loss to Wigan, Accrington played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Morecambe, while suffering a heavy 5-1 loss at Oxford United on Tuesday evening. Head coach John Coleman could opt to make changes to the team that suffered the midweek loss, with both Nolan and Pell pushing for a start.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, rolled over Doncaster 6-0 in their last league match, and seeing that they are eager to escape the danger zone, away win should be considered. A man to watch in the away team will be Wales midfielder Lee Evans, who scored a hat-trick against Doncaster, while Mecauley Bonne should continue to lead the line for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Stephen Sama):
Born in Bamenda, Cameroon on March 5, 1993, Stephen Sama is a towering defender who plays for Accrington Stanley in the League One. After moving to Germany, Sama received German citizenship in 2009, and, as a result, he represented the European country at youth level.
The Cameroon-born player has 16 caps in total for Germany U17, U18, U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his club career, Stephen Sama played for the likes of Schwarz-Weiss Eppendorf, Wattenscheid, Bochum, Borussia Dortmund, and Liverpool before moving to Stuttgart. Sama played for the likes of Greuther Furth, Osnabruck, and Heracles Almelo before signing a deal with League One club Accrington Stanley.
The 188-cm tall defender made his League One debut on September 12, 2020 in a 2-0 win over Peterborough United. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as both right-back and defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.