Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Crewe Alexandra will be aiming to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Gillingham when they host Ipswich Town at their Alexandra Stadium. The Railwaymen are a real force to be reckoned with at home, with the team recording five wins in the previous seven home fixtures in the League One. Crewe are eyeing their eighth home win of the season, and given Ipswich’s display in the 1-0 loss to Sunderland, home win should be considered.
Considering that Kayden Jackson misses Saturday’s clash through suspension, we believe that there is a big value in betting on David Artell’s troops. The Tractor Boys did well to beat both Plymouth and Burton in the last two away games, but Crewe are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. In the first half off the season Ipswich defeated Crewe, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Will Jaaskelainen ):
Will Jaaskelainen is a Finland international who plays for Crewe Alexandra as a goalkeeper. Jaaskelainen started his youth career at Bolton Wanderers, but he made his senior debut with his current club. The Finnish shot-stopper played for the likes of Loughborough Dynamo, Nantwich Town, Buxton, and Chester on loan as well before returning to Crewe Alexandra.
Will Jaaskelainen has one cap for the Finland U19 national team, with the talented goalkeeper making his Finland U21 team debut in a 2-0 win over Ukraine on September 6, 2019. Speaking of his League Two debut, Jaaskelainen played his first match for the Railwaymen on April 19, 2019, in a 2-0 win over Yeovil Town.
The Crewe Alexandra shot-stopper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. Born on July 25, 1998, in Bolton, Will Jaaskelainen is the son of former Bolton Wanderers and Finland goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.
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.