Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Fratton Park when Portsmouth and Ipswich Town face each other in the League One round 14. The Pompey aim to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Rotherham, where they experienced all sorts of problems at the back, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Tractor Boys. Ronan Curtis returns from suspension, while all Clark Robertson, Paul Downing, and Ellis Harrison are all sidelined through injuries.
Ipswich Town, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Cambridge United. The Tractor Boys aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, but seeing that Portsmouth crushed Sunderland 4-0 in their last home game, we predict that the Pompey will pick up all three points from the match. Lee Evans should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Ellis Harrison):
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.