Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Oxford United and Ipswich Town square off against each other at Kassam Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Yellows have been performing below expectations in the 2020/21 League One season, and, as a result, they sit in the danger zone ahead of Matchday 15. Oxford United failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Swindon, but seeing that the Tractor Boys have some injury concerns ahead of the midweek clash, we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from the match.
Ipswich Town have been struggling in the League One ever since several first-team regulars suffered injuries, with the team losing to both Hull City (0-3) and Charlton Athletic (0-2) in the previous two league fixtures. Anyhow, share of spoils is on the cards at Kassam Stadium as Oxford United made a slow start to the season.
Highlighted Player (Elliott Moore):
Born in Coalville, England on March 16, 1997 Elliott Moore is an English footballer who plays for Oxford United as a centre-back. Moore has one cap with the England U18 team, while making two appearances for the England U20 team.
The 196-cm tall defender is a product of Leicester City football school, joining the club at the age of 6, but he did not enjoy a first-team football with the Foxes. He made his first appearances for Leicester City senior team on July 19, 2017 against WBA at the Asia Trophy. After spending a couple of seasons on loan at OH Leuven, Elliott Moore returned to England in the summer of 2019, signing a contract with League One side Oxford United.
Moore made his League One debut against Sunderland on August 3, 2019. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Stadium of Light in the opening match of the season, with Elliott Moore coming from the bench in the dying minutes of the game.
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.