Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Ipswich Town and Shrewsbury Town face each other at Portman Road on day 6 of the new League One campaign in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. The Tractor Boys rolled over Bolton youngsters 5-0 in their last league match, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the clash against the Shrews. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be James Norwood, who has already netted four goals in the 2019/2020 season.
Shrewsbury Town, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run in the English third tier to three games and they are likely to rely on their solid defence in the Portman Road showdown. However, seeing that over the years Ipswich have turned their stadium into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Knudsen):
Back in 2004 Jonas Knudsen of Denmark began his youth career at Hjerting IF. In 2006 he joined Esbjerg and he made his first-team debut for the club in a heavy 4-0 loss to Randers. Knudsen became the second youngest debutant in the history of the club and he stayed at the club until 2015.
The 185-cm-tall left back joined Ipswich Town on 31 July, 2015 and his deal with the Tractor Boys expires in 2018. Knudsen used to play for Denmark U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams in the past and he has four caps for the first team. Jonas Knudsen made 41 appearances for Ipswich town in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club on his debut season.
The Danish international is well known for his long throws and journalists in England often compare him with Rory Delap. Knudsen was born on 16 September, 1992 in Esbjerg.
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.