Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Peterborough United will be looking to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Fleetwood Town and Oxford United when they host Ipswich Town at their Weston Homes Stadium. The Posh are determined to move away from the relegation zone and we predict that they are going to go all guns blazing at the Tractor Boys on Matchday 3. Ipswich Town kicked off the new League One campaign with a 1-0 win over Burton Albion at Pirelli Stadium, with the team sharing the spoils with Sunderland at Portman Road in their first home game of the season.
The Tractor Boys will be without defender Luke Garbutt against Peterborough United as he picked up an injury against the Black Cats, but given Peterborough United’s poor form, we predict that the visitors are going to grab something from the match.
Highlighted Player (Sebastien Bassong):
After scoring one goal in 79 appearances for Metz, Sebastien Bassong moved to Newcastle United in the summer of 2008, signing a deal with the Magpies for a fee of £500,000. The left-footed defender joined fellow Premier League side Tottenham at the end of the 2008/2009 season and he played for Spurs until 2012 when he signed a loan deal with Wolverhampton.
On August 21, 2012 he joined Norwich City for an undisclosed fee. The French footballer, who was born in Paris on July 9, 1986 spent the 2014/2015 season on loan at Watford before returning to Carrow Road.
Sebastien Bassong currently plays for Peterborough United in the League One and it has to be noted that he made his debut with the Posh in a 2-1 win over Luton Town in the EFL Trophy campaign. Bassong’s main position is centre-back, whilst his preferred foot is left.
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.