Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Ipswich Town and Morecambe go head to head at Portman Road in what is expected to be an entertaining League One encounter. The Tractor Boys were playing some high-scoring games in pre-season, with the team playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Colchester United, while losing to Millwall (0-3). Ipswich are on a quest to return to the Championship, where they surely belong, and new signings Matt Penney, Rekeem Harper, Joe Pigott, and Lee Evans are definitely capable of helping the team improve their game.
The Shrimps, on the other hand, are eager to impress on their return to the League One, but they will have a big fish to fry in the season opener. Morecambe top scorer from the last season Carlos Gomes left the club earlier this summer, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered.
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 (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.