Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Hillsborough when Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town face each other in the League One derby on Matchday 30. The Owls aim to make amends for a 3-2 loss to Oxford United, with the team eyeing their seventh home win of the process. Both Dominic Iorfa and Lewis Gibson should miss out with injuries for the home team. The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Accrington and AFC Wimbledon.
Ipswich Town have been showing signs of improvement of late, but seeing that Sheffield Wednesday are tough to beat at home, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Kane Vincent-Young serves a one-game ban for the visiting team as he was sent off in the last league fixture. Wednesday defenders should have Wes Burns at bay as he scored a brace in the 2-0 triumph over AFC Wimbledon.
Highlighted Player (Massimo Luongo):
Born in Sydney, Australia on September 25, 1992 Massimo Luongo attended Waverley College. In 2009 he won the championship with the team and two years later he was spotted by Tottenham Hotspur scouts. In January 2011 Luongo, whose mother is of Indonesian heritage, impressed on trial with Spurs and, as a result, he remained at White Hart Lane. However, did not see any game action for Tottenham Hotspur during his spell with the capital club.
After ending his loan spells with Ipswich Town and Swindon Town, the 176-cm-tall midfielder signed permanent deal with the Robins and you should know that he scored 10 goals in 76 appearances in the league for the club.
In 2015 he returned to London, with the Australian international joining Queens Park Rangers. Luongo scored his first goal for the Hoops in a 5-1 win over Rotherham United on March 18, 2017. The QPR footballer made his Australia debut on March 6, 2014 in a 4-3 defeat to Ecuador. In 2015 he won the AFC Asian Cup with the Socceroos.
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.