Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Doncaster Rovers and Ipswich Town square off against each other at Keepmoat Stadium on day 7 of the new League One campaign. The Donny did well to make amends for a 1-0 loss at Wigan, with the team beating Potsmouth on the road thanks to Reece James’ goal. Doncaster aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but beating the league leaders at an empty Keepmoat Stadium is easier said than done.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, are eager to secure automatic promotion to the Championship. Ipswich Town aim to build on back-to-back wins over Blackpool and Accrington, and given their attacking potential, we are positive that the promotion-chasing side will find the net in the midweek clash. Since Doncaster looked sharp in front of goal in their last home game, beating Bristol Rovers 4-1, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
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.