Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 6-0 win over Charlton Athletic, Ipswich Town will look to stay in the automatic promotion berth when they host Port Vale to their Portman Road on Tuesday evening. The Tractor Boys have been impressive at home ground of late, with the team netting 19 goals in total in the previous five home fixtures, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. All George Edmundson, Tyreece John-Jules, and Lee Evans remain in the recovery room, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Valiants, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing three of their last four league matches, and given Ipswich’s impressive winning run on home soil, we predict that the visiting side will return home empty-handed. To make things even worse for the visiting team, both Conlon and Robinson are banned for the match after the duo was sent off in a 3-2 loss to Lincoln.
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 (Port Vale):
Nicknamed the Valiants, Port Vale are a professional club that compete in the League Two. Port Vale welcome their rivals at Vale Park, and they wear white and black kit when playing in front of home fans. Yellow, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Valiants’ home ground, which was built in 1950, can hold up to 49,768 people. Championship side Stoke City are seen as one of the club’s fiercest rivals, but their rivalry is pretty healthy. The two teams first met on December 2, 1882, with the Potters emerging triumphant (1-0).
The Valiants maintain a rivalry with fellow League 2 club Crewe Alexandra as well. Speaking of the club’s titles, it has to be noted that Port Vale have won Football League Trophy on two occasions (1993, 2001). A 9-1 win over Chesterfield from September 24, 1932 is the club’s biggest triumph.