Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at LNER stadium pits together Lincoln City and Ipswich Town, the two teams who are eyeing promotion to the Championship. Lincoln City aim to build on a 2-0 win over Plymouth, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against the Tractor Boys. Michael Appleton dominated the midweek game from the first whistle, and, no doubt, they want to repeat such a performance on Matchday 8.
Ipswich Town, on the other hand, suffered their first defeat of the process at Doncaster (1-4), meaning that they could be low on confidence in Saturday’s showdown. Since Lincoln City have turned their LNER stadium into a real fortress, we predict that the Tractor Boys are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting at the venue Lincoln City recorded a thrilling 5-3 win over Ipswich Town.
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 (Ipswich):
Ipswich Town are an English football club that was formed in 1878. Portman Road has been the home ground of Ipswich Town since 1894 and the capacity of the venue, which was expanded in 2002, is 30,311. The Tractor Boys compete in the Championship, but they used to play in the English Premier League in the past as well. Ipswich Town last appeared in the elite division in the 2001/2002 season.
Ipswich won the FA Cup in 1978, with the team beating Arsenal (1-0) in the title game. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1981 when they outplayed AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Cup final. It has to be noted that the Tractor Boys have yet to suffer a loss at home ground in the European competitions.
Norwich City are regarded as Ipswich Town’s bitterest rivals and it is well known that the two sides take on each other in the East Anglian derby.