Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with MK Dons on Tuesday evening, Peterborough United will be looking to regain their spot in top two when they take on Ipswich Town in the League One derby. The Posh are eyeing their third consecutive win at home, and bookies see them as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. Keep in mind, though, that fans will not return to the stands this week, with the city of Peterborough entering Covid-19 tier three.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Portsmouth, with the team beating Burton 2-1 at home ground. Ipswich are still hit by injuries, and seeing that Peterborough are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. A man to watch in the home team will be Jonson Clarke-Harris, who has netted 12 goals in the League One this season.
Highlighted Player (Jonson Clarke Harris):
The Leicester born striker started his career at Coventry City, joining their youth academy at the age of 15. Harris, who holds both the English and Jamaican citizenship, chose to represent the former but is yet to feature for any of England's international levels. He made his first professional debut on the 10th of August 2010, in a 2-0 League Cup loss to Morecambe, a feature that made him the youngest player to ever appear for Coventry.
After successive loan moves where he made little impact, Harris left the Sky Blues to join Oldham Athletic in May 2013 on a year-long contract. His excellence earned him the Young Player of the Season award and a high profile move to Rotherham United at the end of the season in a deal worth 350,000 euros. After several inconsistent performances, Harris left the Millers.
He then went on to play for MK Dons and Doncaster on loan before re-joining Coventry for a second spell where-in he helped the club in promoting to League One. Born on the 21st of July 1994, the 25-year-old is known for his physicality and hold-up play and currently plies his trade for Bristol, whom he joined at the start of 2019.
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.