Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Hull City and Ipswich Town take on each other at KCOM Stadium in what is expected to be a very exciting game. Hull City have been scoring goals for fun of late, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Ipswich Town. The Tigers are eyeing their ninth home win of the season, but the Tractor Boys should not be written off just yet. The likes of Brandon Fleming, Richard Smallwood, Gavin Whyte, and Tom Eaves are all sidelined with injuries, while both Martin Samuelsen and Callum Jones are rated doubtful for the game.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, failed to find the net in back-to-back draws with Oxford United and Northampton Town, and given their anything but brilliant away record, we are tempted to put our money on the Tigers. Flynn Downes is banned for the match, while James Wilson is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
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.