Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Ipswich Town will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Rotherham United when they host Crewe to their Portman Road on Matchday 20. The Tractor Boys are eager to keep their League One playoffs hopes alive, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Both Penney and Edwards are pushing for a start as Paul Cook should opt to make changes to the starting XI.
The Railwaymen, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the table with only 12 points in their pocket. The rock-bottom side aim to move away from the relegation zone, but given their shaky defence, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on the Tractor Boys. Both Long and Porter should keep their places up front after they got their names on the scoresheet in the 3-2 loss to AFC Wimbledon.
Highlighted Player (David Cornell):
Born in Waunarlwydd, Wales on March 28, 1991, David Cornell is a goalkeeper who plays for Northampton Town in the League Two. The 180-cm tall shot-stopper is a product of the Swansea City football school, but he did not make any appearances for the Swans at senior level.
Cornell played for the likes of Port Talbot Town, Hereford United, St. Mirren, and Portsmouth on loan before signing a permanent contract with Oldham Athletic in the 2015/2016 season. In the summer of 2016, he joined Northampton Town on a two-year deal.
Speaking of his international career, David Cornell has three caps with the Wales U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. The Northampton Town goalkeeper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. He has a contract with the Cobblers until June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Crewe):
Crewe Aleandra are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at Gresty Road. The stadium was built in 1906, and it can hold up to 10,153 spectators. Founded back in 1877, Crewe Alexandra play their home games in red shirts and white shorts, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Railwaymen played their first game against North Staffs in 1877, with the two teams sharing the spoils (1-1) at Alexandra Recreation Ground. Nowadays, Crewe compete in the League 2 where they take on their main rivals Port Vale. In 2014 a match between the two sides resulted in violence and arrests. The likes of Wrexham, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, and Stoke City are considered the club’s rivals as well.
In 2013 Crewe Alexandra clinched the Football League Trophy as they defeated Southend United 2-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium. Goals from Max Clayton and Luke Murphy helped the Railwaymen clinch their first and only Football League Trophy.