Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Rochdale and Ipswich Town face each other at Crown Oil Arena in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Tuesday’s program. Rochdale aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Oxford United and Bristol Rovers, but beating the promotion-chasing side is easier said than done. The hosts head into the midweek fixture with the lack of confidence, therefore, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the bottom-table side.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, do not want their Championship dream to be over. Ipswich proved their worth in a 3-1 win at Southend United at the weekend, and they are definitely capable of beating the out-of-sorts Dale at Crown Oil Arena. A man to watch in the away team will be James Norwood, who scored a brace in the triumph over the Shrimpers.
Highlighted Player (Callum Camps):
Callum Camps is yet another product of Rochdale football school. Born in Stockport, England on November 30, 1995, Camps came through Rochdale youth team before making his senior debut on April 13, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale.
He has been playing for the Dale ever since and it has to be noted that his most successful season was the 2016/2017 as he scored eight goals in 44 appearances in the League one for the club. Despite being born in England, Callum Caps is eligible to play for Northern Ireland national team through his grandmother, but he has only one cap with the Northern Ireland U21 team.
He made his debut with the U21 team in a 2-1 loss to Macedonia on October 13, 2015. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and attacking midfielder 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.