Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Rotherham United and Ipswich Town, the two promotion-chasing sides, face each other at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Matchday 30. Rotherham United aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Peterborough United, while Ipswich Town are eager to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lincoln City. Seeing that a win over the Tractor Boys will see the Millers regain top position in the standings, we predict that the hosts are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesday’s football game.
However, given Ipswich Town’s current form, home win should not be considered. The Tractor Boys have been producing fine performances in the second half of the season, and we predict that they are going to grab something from the League One derby. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of their last four meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Billy Jones):
Billy Jones is a professional footballer who plies his trade at Sunderland. He was born on 24 March, 1987 and started his senior career at Crewe Alexandra in 2003. In 2007 the defender moved to Preston North End and after spending four years at Deepdale, he then joined Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer in 2011.
Jones made 17 appearances for the Baggies in his debut elite-division season and he scored his first goal for the Hawthorns outfit on 20 April 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle. On 28 May, 2014 Billy Jones signed a contract with Sunderland and it has to be noted that he made 14 appearances for the Black Cats in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign.
He spent more minutes on the field in the 2015/2016 season (21/1) and he played a role in helping Sam Allardyce’s team secure the Premier League survival. Billy Jones made his England U20 debut in 2005.
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.