Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Fratton Park will host Saturday’s football game between Portsmouth and Ipswich Town, the two playoffs-chasing sides. The Pompey have been slipping down the standings week by week, with the team losing each of their previous four league fixtures. Portsmouth are desperate to grab something from the Fratton Park clash, but the game against the Tractor Boys will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
Ipswich Town, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Fleetwood. The Tractor Boys produce much better showings at home than on travels, but given Portsmouth’s four-game losing run in the League One, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. In the first half of the season Portsmouth defeated Ipswich Town 2-0 at Portman Road, and yet another low-scoring affair is on the horizon.
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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.