Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tuesday’s football match at Plough Lane pits together AFC Wimbledon and Ipswich Town, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. The Dons aim to escape the danger zone, while the Tractor Boys’ main goal is to book their place in the playoffs. AFC Wimbledon impressed in a 5-1 win over Accrington, with Ollie Palmer scoring a brace. The 29-year-old will pose a big threat for Ipswich defenders as well, and we are positive that the relegation-threatened hosts will find the net in the midweek clash.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, are three points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach as well. A lively contest is on the cards, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score this time out.
Highlighted Player (Nikola Tzanev):
Nikola Tzanev is a New Zealand goalkeeper who started his youth career at Crystal Palace. Tzanev then moved to Brentford and he continued wearing the red and white shirt at senior level. After ending his loan spell with Lewes, the 195-cm-tall shoot-stopper moved to AFC Wimbledon in 2017.
During the 2018/2019 campaign he played for Potters Bar Town as a loan player, but at the end of the season he returned to AFC Wimbledon. He made his League One debut with the Dons on August 3, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to Rotherham United. Speaking of his international career, Nik Tzanev made his New Zealand debut in a 1-0 win over Chinese Taipei on June 5, 2018.
The Dons goalkeeper has 3 caps for the New Zealand U20 team as well. Nikola Tzanev was born in Wellington on December 23, 1996 and 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.