Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Exeter City and Ipswich Town, the two promotion-chasing sides, face each other at St James Park in the League One round 19. The Grecians aim to build on a 3-2 win over Peterborough United, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. Sam Nombe, who scored as a substitute against the Posh, is pushing for a start, while talented forward Jay Stansfield should keep his place up front after registering four assists in total in the last three games in all competitions.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, aim to melt Plymouth’s advantage to only one point, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Saturday’s clash. Since all Lee Evans, Dom Ball, Sone Aluko, Gassan Ahadme, Janoi Donacien, and Tyreece John-Jules miss out with injuries, we do not believe that the visitors will grab more than one point from the match.
Highlighted Player (Nicky Ajose):
Nicky Ajose is an English footballer who started his youth career at Manchester United. Despite signing a professional deal with the Red Devils, Ajose did not see any game action for the English giants at the senior level. After spending the 2010/2011 season on loan at Bury, the 168-cm tall forward signed a contract with Peterborough United in the summer of 2011.
Nicky Ajose played for the likes of Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield, Crawley Town, Bury, and Swindon Town on loan before joining Leeds United on a three-year deal in August 2014. However, the English striker made no more than three league appearances for the Whites before signing a loan deal with Crewe Alexandra. In September 2015, he returned to Swindon Town, signing a three-year contract with the Robins.
Nicky Ajose played for the likes of Charlton Athletic, Bury (loan), and Mansfield (loan) before moving to his current club Exeter City. The Grecians attacker was born in Bury, England, on October 7, 1991, and 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.