Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Ipswich and Wycombe square off against each other at Portman Road in the League One round 40. The Tractor Boys are eyeing their eighth consecutive league win, and given their solid defence, it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to beat the Chairboys on home soil. Both George Edmundson and Tyreece John-Jules are sidelined with injuries, while Dominic Ball is back to contention.
The Chairboys, on the other hand, head into the match without long-term absentees Dominic Gape and Curtis Thompson, and seeing that Sam Vokes, Jordan Obita, and Garath McCleary remain in the recovery room as well, home win should be considered. In their last meeting at the venue Ipswich defeated Wycombe thanks to James Norwood’s goal, and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. In their last home game the Tractor Boys outplayed Shrewsbury Town 2-0.
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 (Wycombe):
Founded back in 1887, Wycombe Wanderers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. The Chairboys are well known for their sky blue and dark blue shirts, but the colour of their away kit is orange combined with gun-metal gray.
Wycombe Wanderers host their rivals at Adams Park, a small stadium in Sands Industrial Estate which can hold up to 10,137 people. Milton Keynes Dons are seen as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Buckinghamshire derby. Wycombe Wanderers made it to the FA Cup semis in the 2000/2001, with the team repeating the success in the League Cup six seasons later.
It has to be noted that the Chairboys have two FA Trophy titles (1991, 1993). Legendary midfielder Gareth Ainsworth is considered one of the club’s most famous players. Ainsworth scored 16 goals in 112 league appearances for Wycombe Rovers.