Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bolton and Ipswich face each other at University of Bolton Stadium in what is expected to be a close League One encounter. The Trotters aim to put an end to their four-game losing run, but they will have a mountain to climb in Saturday’s football match. Both Josh Sheehan and Lloyd Isgrove are sidelined with injuries, with Jones and Delfouneso pushing for a start. The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Wycombe (1-0) and Gillingham (4-0).
Ipswich Town impressed in the crushing of the Gills, and given Bolton’s shaky defence, away win should be considered. A man to watch in the away team will be experienced striker James Norwood, who managed to find the net in each of the previous three league fixtures. In their last meeting at the venue Ipswich rolled over Bolton 5-0.
Highlighted Player (Gethin Jones):
Born in Perth, Australia on October 13, 1995, Gethin Jones is a professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United in the League Two as a defender. Jones is a product of the Wrexham football school, but he played for Everton at youth level as well.
The pacey right-back made only one appearance for the Toffees as he played against Krasnodar in the Europa League 2013/2014 season. Gethin Jones played for the likes of Plymouth Argyle (loan), Barnsley (loan), Fleetwood Town, and Mansfield Town (loan) as well before joining his current club Carlisle United. Jones is eligible to play for Australia and Wales despite playing for the Wales U17, U19, and U21 teams in the past.
He made his League Two debut with Carlisle United in a 3-2 win over Stevenage on September 14, 2019. Jones’ main position is right-back, but he is used as both right midfielder and left-back 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.