Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Northampton Town will be looking to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Peterborough United when they host Ipswich Town at their Sixfields Stadium. The Cobblers remained in the relegation zone, with the team extending their winless run to three games. Northampton Town are desperate to grab something from the midweek fixture, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Tractor Boys.
Keep in mind, though, that all Kioso, Marshall, Sowerby, Arnold, Miller, and Ashley-Seal are sidelined with injuries, while Jones will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Ipswich Town, on the other hand, aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive. The Tractor Boys are four points behind top six, and given the number of absentees in the home team, away win should be considered. Josh Harrop is banned for the visitors, while Flynn Downes is definitely out of contention through injury.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
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.