Two out of form sides meet at Portman Road as Ipswich welcome Bristol City to Suffolk. We’ve got three bets for the Championship match.
Mick McCarthy is starting to feel the pressure. The fans want more from his side and feel as though his conservative style is holding them back. The Tractor Boys currently sit in 16th place and arrive off the back of a disappointing 2-0 loss here against Fulham. They’ve won just one of five and have struggled for consistency in front of their own fans. In previous seasons, teams have dreaded visiting this ground, but it’s not the case this year. They’ve picked up three home wins since the middle of September and they’ve kept clean sheets in all of them. They do have a good record here against the Robins being unbeaten in their previous 7 meetings.
Ipswich have goalscoring problems. Earlier in the season they went 450 minutes without netting in the Championship but that’s behind them now and they’ve only drawn 2 blanks in 6. David McGoldrick is back from Injury alongside Brett Pittman and Luke Varney which has improved their return.
Bristol City are dropping down the table after a poor run of form. They’ve lost 7 of the last 8 Championship matches and arrive here off the back of a 3-2 loss at Wolves. The Robins are ahead at half-time, but couldn’t hold on and slumped to another away defeat.
Lee Johnson has a young squad which looks good enough to stay in the division, but any early season hopes of reaching the play-offs have been tempered. They aren’t being beaten out of sight, they’ve lost each of the last four games by just a single goal and with a little bit of luck, they are likely to end that run. They do tend to score and have netted 6 in their last 4 away games.
Ipswich vs Bristol City Predictions
Ipswich tend to pick up victories against sides below them, but Bristol City will be desperate not to lose a 5th consecutive game so our first Ipswich vs Bristol City betting tip is for the match to end a draw. The best odds are 23/10 with Betfair.
Bristol City tend to net on the road and they are likely to find a way through the Ipswich back-line. Likewise, the Robins don’t look like keeping a clean sheet on the road any time soon so both teams to score should be a banker for this one, that’s our second Ipswich vs Bristol City prediction and the best odds you will find for BTTS are 4/5 with Coral.
Tammy Abraham have scored in three of the last five away matches for Bristol City and will be pleased to get back onto the scoresheet after his strike on Boxing Day so he’s the man to complete our Ipswich vs Bristol City predictions for tonight with this anytime goalscorer tip. He’s 7/4 at Unibet to find the net.
Ipswich vs Bristol City Team News
David McGoldrick missed out on Monday and could return for the hosts here. Jonny Williams, Giles Coke and Teddy Bishop are all absent for this.
Gary O’Neill could miss out here due to injury. Korey Smith could be re-instated to the line-up. Aaron Wilbraham and Callum O’Dowda will also be hoping for a start.
Ipswich vs Bristol City Head to Head
Bristol City have won the last two meetings between these sides, although they’ve both been at Ashton Gate. At Portman Road, the sides drew 2-2 In September 2015.
Ipswich’s last home win against Bristol City came back in 2012.
Ipswich vs Bristol City Betting Odds
Both teams start fairly level for this tie. 7/4 is the price for both Ipwich and Bristol City. The draw can be backed at around 23/10 with most bookmakers.
Tammy Abraham is the favourite in the goalscoring markets.
Ipswich vs Bristol City Betting Tips
Tammy Abraham anytime goalscorer – 7/4 with Unibet: open an account get £30 free.
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