Birmingham City welcome Ipswich Town to the St Andrews’ Stadium looking to make the most of their recent run of form. Birmingham’s first three points of the campaign lifted the club to 17th place in the table but they only a three-point buffer over the drop zone. Ipswich remain firmly in the relegation zone after having managed only five points so far this season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham City produced a remarkable performance to come up with a 2-1 win over Leeds United at Elland Road. This was the first league win of the campaign for Gary Monk’s team and Birmingham’s first away victory since April.
Ipswich Town were held to a goalless draw by Bolton. Paul Hurst was especially disappointed by his team’s inability to capitalise on home form and numerical advantage – owing to Bolton’s early red card.
The recent meeting between Birmingham and Ipswich produced a 1-0 win for the hosts at the St Andrews’ Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a similar victory for the blues.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Birmingham City win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich are given a strong price of 4.33 but it is not attractive for a team struggling in the bottom three of the table. Birmingham, meanwhile, have just been able to get a monkey off their back by picking the first win of the campaign. Recent performances from the blues have been quite good and they were deserving of their win over Leeds United. Birmingham hold a strong home advantage over Ipswich after picking three consecutive wins over the tractor boys at the St Andrews’ Stadium. Our preview would choose a win for Birmingham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Birmingham City win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham City vs Ipswich Town draw odds: 3.20
Ipswich Town win odds: 4.33
Correct Score odds
The recent game between the two clubs produced a narrow victory for Birmingham, who have just scored over 1.5 goals for the first time in September. This Birmingham team may have averaged less than a goal per game so far this season, but they have been creating a number of chances of late. The same cannot be said about Ipswich, who relied heavily on set pieces in order to try and open up Bolton in the recent game. Our correct score prediction would go with a Birmingham 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Birmingham 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Ipswich are unlikely to contribute to the goals tally in this match and it leaves Birmingham as the sole contributor. The blues have managed to score more than 2.5 goals only once in the last five home meetings with Ipswich. Despite Birmingham’s improvement in recent form, our total goals prediction would stick with under 2.5 goals in the match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.60[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Even though a brace from Che Adams led to the win over Leeds United, Lukas Jutkiewicz has been the decisive player for Birmingham. His only goal so far this campaign came in the draw with Nottingham Forest, but he has put in some man of the match performance as of late. Even though Jutkiewicz last scored against Ipswich in 2012, our first goalscorer prediction would back the 29-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lukas Jutkiewicz at 5.30[/bet_tip_now]
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