Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bristol Rovers and Ipswich Town go head to head at Memorial Stadium in what is expected to be a very entertaining encounter. Bristol Rovers were on the verge of shocking Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in their opener, but the Black Cats eventually saved one point. The Blue and Whites are eyeing their first win of the season, but they face a difficult task in Saturday’s football game against Ipswich Town.
The Tractor Boys could not have wished for a better start to the season as they outplayed Wigan 2-0 at home in their opener. Ipswich Town are on a quest to return to the Championship, but given Bristol’s display in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland, share of spoils is on the cards in this one. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Ispwich Town’s previous three fixtures in the League One.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as midfielder as well.
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.