Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Oxford United will look to build on a 2-1 win over Fleetwood Town when they take on Ipswich Town in the League One round 28. The Yellows aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash. Kyle Joseph, who scored as a substitute against Fleetwood, is pushing for a start, as well as Billy Bodin, who replaced Marcus McGuane at the weekend.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, are eager to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive. Even though Ipswich have drawn each of their last three league fixtures, away win should be considered as Kieran McKenna’s troops have been producing fine displays on the road this term. In their last meeting in the League One Ipswich Town defeated Oxford United 3-0, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the away team. Both Dominic Ball and Tyreece John-Jules continue to miss out with injuries, speaking of the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Yanic Wildschut):
Yanic-Sonny Wildschut is a Dutch football player who was born in Amsterdam on 1 November, 1991. He was part of Ajax academy during his youth career and he made his senior debut for Zwolle in the Jupiler League. After playing 33 matches for Zwolle, the pacey winger joined VVV-Venlo on 29 June, 2011 and in 2013 he moved to Heerenveen.
He was soon sent on loan to ADO Den Haag and after making seven appearances for the club, he joined English side Middlesbrough on 1 September, 2014. Wildschut scored his first goal for the Boro in a 3-0 victory over Rotherham on 1 November, 2014. However, he played just 12 games for Middlesbrough in the Championship.
On 2 October, 2015 he was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and three months later he signed a permanent deal with the Latics. You should have in mind that Yanic has 10 caps for Netherlands U21 team. Wildschut is a winger, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well.
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.