Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Forest Green (4-0) and MK Dons (1-0), Ipswich Town will look to move closer to automatic promotion berth when they host Burton Albion to their Portman Road. The Tractor Boys have been impressive at the back of late, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s encounter. Barring any fresh injury worries, Kieran McKenna is unlikely to make changes to the team defeated MK Dons at the weekend.
The Brewers, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Accrington in their last league match, with the team remaining in the danger zone. Burton, though, have already suffered nine defeats on the road this season, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Midfielder Chris McCann misses out with injury for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Sam Morsy):
Sam Morsy is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic in the Championship. His full name is Samy Sayed Morsy and he started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wanderers. During his spell with Wolves he was spotted by Port Vale scouts and in 2008 joined the Vale Park outfit.
The talented midfielder made his debut for the first team on 23 February, 2010 in a 4-0 win over Lincoln City and at the end of the 2009/2010 campaign he was given the Youth Player of the Year award. After playing 71 league games for Port Vale, Sam Morsy joined Chesterfield in July 2013 and on 30 march 2014 he participated in the Football League Trophy final. However, he did not help Chesterfield beat Peterborough United in the title game (1-3).
On 28 January 2016 Morsy signed a two-and- a-half year contract with Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee. Sam Morsy was born in Wolverhampton on 10 September, 1991 and he was father is Egyptian.
Highlighted Team (Burton):
Burton Albion are one of the four clubs that secure promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. The Brewers welcome their rivals at Pirelli Stadium, the venue that was opened in 2005. The capacity of the stadium is 6,912, while the seating capacity of the venue is 2,034.
Burton Albion won the FA Trophy in 1987, with the team winning Football League Two in 2015. During the club’s non-League period, the Brewers’ local rivals were Nuneaton Borough, Tamworth, Stafford Rangers and Gresley Rovers, but while they were playing in the Football League the club’s rivals were Crewe, Port Vale, Notts County and Chesterfield.
Derby County are considered Burton Albion’s rivals as well, but the rivalry with the Rams is rather friendly. The colour of Burton Albion’s home kit is black and yellow, while they wear white and grey jerseys on the travels.