Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Ipswich Town and Oxford United face each other at Portman Road in what is expected to be one of the most exciting matches of Saturday’s program. The Tractor Boys desperately needed a win against Burton Albion, and they managed to get one. Ipswich Town regained a much-needed confidence, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season as well if they are to make it to the play-offs.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Kayden Jackson, who scored a brace against the Brewers. The Yellows, on the other hand, were producing excellent displays in the first half of the season, but all of a sudden, the team suffered a dip in form. Since Oxford United have been struggling at the back of late, we are tempted to put our money on the Tractor Boys, who are only one point behind the playoffs berth.
Highlighted Player (Emyr Huws):
Llanelli-born Welsh midfielder Emyr Huws made his first football steps at Swansea City in 2004, before getting snapped by Manchester City five years later. Huws made a single appearance for the Citizens during his two-year stay with the first team whereas different loan spells – to Northampton Town, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic failed to improve his status at the Etihad.
Long earmarked as a future star, Emyr Huws is still seen as a youngster with a genuine chance of making the grade even though numbers are not here to support such claim. Huws is a holding midfielder by trade, a player who likes to play deep and dictate the play from behind. His incisive passing make him a genuine asset and it was during his season-long spell at Huddersfield Town in 2015/16 that Wales international once again hit the spotlight.
He left Wigan in 2016 and then left for Ipswich the year after. Having gone through all ranks for Wales, Emyr Huws was given his senior debut in 2014.
Highlighted Team (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.