Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Swindon Town play host to Ipswich Town at their County Ground in the League One round 45. The Robins suffered a massive 5-0 defeat to MK Dons at the weekend, and as a result, they will compete in the League Two next season. Since caretaker manager Tommy Wright is likely to mix the squad against Ipswich Town, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the 23rd-place team. Experienced defender Mathieu Baudry is likely to miss the match through injury.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, have slim chances of booking a place in the playoffs. This has to go down as a must-win game for the Portman Road outfit, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. James Wilson is rated doubtful for the match, while Josh Harrop returns to the starting XI after serving a three-game ban.
Highlighted Player (Zeki Fryers):
Zeki Fryers is a product of Manchester United football academy who plays for Swindon Town in the League Two. Born in Manchester, England, on September 9, 1992, Fryers made two appearances for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
He made his debut for the English giants in the League Cup game against Leeds United on September 20, 2011. The 183-cm tall left-back played for the likes of Standard Liege, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Rotherham United (loan), Ipswich Town (loan), and Barnsley as well before signing a deal with Swindon Town in 2019 as a free player.
He made his Swindon Town debut in the League Two in a 2-0 win at Scunthorpe United on August 3, 2019. Speaking of his international career, Zeki Fryers played for the England U16, U17, and U19 teams in the past. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well. His preferred foot is left.
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.