Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Ipswich Town and Shrewsbury Town go head to head at Portman Road in the League One round 12. The Tractor Boys aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Accrington, and the fact that they crushed Doncaster 6-0 in their last home game is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. You should bear in mind that the Tractor Boys have suffered only one loss at home ground so far this season.
The Shrews, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Wycombe and Bolton. Shrewsbury Town have been struggling at the back of late, and given Ipswich’s performance in the crushing of Doncaster, home win should definitely be considered. Despite failing to convert a penalty in the 2-1 loss at Bolton, experienced attacker Ryan Bowman should keep his place in Shrewsbury’s starting XI.
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 (Shrewsbury):
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.