Ipswich Town have a new manager in the dugout as they welcome Blackburn Rovers back to the Championship. The game between these two teams takes place at Portman Road on Saturday. Ipswich and Blackburn need to improve a lot in order to have a successful campaign. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Ipswich had a decent set of results in pre-season before ending the same with a home defeat against West Ham. However, Paul Hurst will be reasonably pleased with the squad at his disposal.
Blackburn appeared to be on the right track when managing wins over Lincoln City and Everton in pre-season, but the win was knocked out of their sails following a loss against Accrington Stanley in the latest friendly.
The previous game between Blackburn and Ipswich ended up as a 3-2 win for the latter at Portman Road. Our betting tips and prediction is expect a win for Ipswich Town.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Ipswich Town win at 2.50[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn have given manager Tony Mowbray with a few loan signings and it is not a surprise to see them priced at 2.75 for a victory in the match. Ipswich are in a substantially better shape and have home advantage to their boost. In the last four home matches with Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich have picked up three victories. Last season, the club had a mediocre record at Portman Road with only nine wins from 23 but our preview would still go with a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Ipswich Town win at 2.50[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich Town vs Blackburn Rovers draw odds: 3.30
Blackburn Rovers win odds: 2.75
Correct Score odds
Ipswich Town have home advantage while Blackburn will be keen to continue last season’s away form. However, Tony Mowbray will be aware that it will be extremely difficult in the Championship with much better quality of players. Ipswich have been able to claim a win on the opening day of the campaign in the last two seasons. Our correct score prediction would go with an Ipswich 1-0 win at 7.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Ipswich Town 1-0 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There were only a handful of occasions when Ipswich were taken for a ride towards the end of the Championship 17-18 campaign. After having just been promoted back to the second division, Blackburn may be quite cautious in the opening match. The game is likely to witness under 2.5 goals in total.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Former Rangers forward Martin Waghorn came up with 16 goals in his first season with Ipswich Town. As one of the top scorers for Rangers in his three seasons with the Scottish club, Waghorn is a player who knows the way to the back of the net. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Waghorn at 7.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Waghorn at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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