Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Abbey Stadium when Cambridge United and Ipswich Town square off against each other in the League One round 13. The U’s aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, while the Tractor Boys want to build on a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town. Cambridge midfielder Leon Davis is rated doubtful for the hosts, and he will be assessed ahead of the match.
You should know that the U’s are after their third home win of the process. Ipswich, on the other hand, aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. In their last meeting in a competitive match, back in 1992 the two teams shared the spoils (1-1), and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Liam O’Neil):
Born in Cambridge, England on July 31, 1993, Liam O’Neil is an English footballer who plays as both defender as midfielder for Cambridge United in the League Two. O’Neil is a product of the Cambridge United football school, but he played for Histon during his youth career as well.
In the summer of 2012 he joined WBA youth academy, and it has to be noted that he made three appearances for the Baggies at senior level in all competitions. Liam O’Neil played for the likes of VPS and Scunthorpe United on loan as well before joining Chesterfield in 2015.
After scoring two goals in 45 appearances for the club in the league, O’Neil moved to Cambridge United in the winter of 2017. As his mother comes from Wales, O’Neil is open to play for the Wales national team, but he has yet to earn a cap with the Dragons.
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.