Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Ipswich Town and Charlton Athletic go head to head at Portman Road in the League One derby. The Tractor Boys suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Hull City on Matchday 14, but it has to be noted that they were without several first-team regulars in the midweek clash. Since Jon Nolan, James Wilson, Teddy Bishop, Gwion Edwards, and Oli Hawkins remain in the recovery room for the hosts, we do not believe that home win should be considered.
The capital club, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 4-2 loss to Burton. Lee Bowyer was not satisfied with Omar Bogle’s performance in the midweek clash, and, as a result, Chuks Aneke is likely to start against Ipswich Town. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Portman Road, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Teddy Bishop):
Having joined Ipswich as an eight-year-old, Teddy Bishop rose through the ranks at Portman Road to become one of the key players for the Tractor Boys. Bishop’s road to prominence hit a serious roadblock in his first year of the academy scholarship when he endured a serious back injury, but it was in 2014 that he went from strength to strength – proving his worth at the club and emerging as one of the most promising players in the squad.
The total of 36 appearances in his debut season with the first team were more than enough to make an impression on the fans and the club hierarchy which offered him a new long-term deal.
This deep-lying midfielder in characterized by impressive passing accuracy, vision and great reading of the play. Bishop is an asset defensively as well, but he is most comfortable sitting just above the back line, spraying balls around. As a two-footed midfielder, Teddy Bishop is regularly being watched by a number of Premier League biggest clubs.
Highlighted Team (Charlton):
Charlton Athletic are yet another capital club that will compete in the 2019/2020 Championship season. Founded back in 1905, the Red Robins welcome their opponents at the Valley, the stadium which can hold up to 28,111 spectators. Charlton Athletic wear red shirts and white shorts when playing on home soil, whereas black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Winning of the 1946/1947 FA Cup trophy is considered the club’s biggest success. The Red Robins defeated Burnley 1-0 in the title game, with Chris Duffy scoring the winner for Jimmy Seed’s charges in extra-time.
Fellow capital clubs Crystal Palace and Millwall are regarded as Charlton’s fiercest rivals, whilst Samuel Bartram, who made 579 appearances for the club is one of the most famous footballers who played for the Valley outfit. The club based in London will compete in the English second tier in the 2019/2020 season following a three-year absence.