Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday take on each other in a competitive match for the first time since February 2019. Back then Sheffield Wednesday defeated Ipswich Town thanks to Lucas Joao’s late goal, and the Owls are once again seen as slim favourites to win the Portman Road clash. Former WBA attacker Saido Berahino should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury, while Josh Windass remains on the sidelines with injury.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a heavy 5-2 loss to Bolton, with the team beating Lincoln 1-0 on the road. Ipswich aim to escape the danger zone, and seeing that Sheffield Wednesday are not regarded as good travelers, home win should be considered. Ben Morris is out of contention with injury for the home team.
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 (Sheffield Wednesday):
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Sheffield (South Yorkshire). The Owls compete in the English second tier (Championship) and they play their home matches at Hillsborough.
The venue was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster which occurred in 1989 when 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in the FA Cup semi-final. It has to be noted that the World Cup (1966) and the Euro (1996) matches were played at Hillsborough.
Sheffield Wednesday have won four First Division trophies (1902/2903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929, 1929/2930) and they finished the 1960/1961 campaign in second place in the standings. The Owls have clinched three FA Cup trophies (1896, 1907, 1935), with the team winning the League Cup in 1991.
Sheffield Wednesday defeated English giants Manchester United (1-0) in the title game. Sheffield United are regarded as the Owls’ main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Steel City derby.