Ipswich Town are back at the Portman Road for a game against promotion contenders Middlesbrough in the midweek action. Ipswich remain winless even after 10 games into the campaign and the club has picked up just six points as a result. Middlesbrough lost the opportunity to go top of the table following the weekend results and Tony Pulis will be looking to pick up the third-placed team for a strong midweek outcome. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Ipswich lost a two-goal lead as the club’s bid for a first league win of the 2018-19 campaign goes on. Paul Hurst’s men could only muster a 2-2 draw with Birmingham at St Andrew’s Stadium.
Middlesbrough lost a great opportunity to leapfrog Leeds United into the top spot after only drawing 1-1 with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium. This was the fourth consecutive game without a defeat for Tony Pulis and his men, but they have registered just one league win in five.
The recent game between Ipswich and Middlesbrough produced a 2-2 draw at Portman Road. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich and Middlesbrough are quite far apart in terms of prices for a victory, but both teams have shared a common ground in terms of recent form. Middlesbrough may be challenging with the likes of Leeds United and West Brom at the top of the table, but the club’s form has been quite poor in the league after managing just one win in five. Ipswich remain winless even after 10 games into the campaign. The last league victory for Ipswich was towards the end of April and they had subsequently picked up a home draw with Middlesbrough. Our preview would choose a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich Town win odds: 4.00
Middlesbrough win odds: 2.10
Correct Score odds
It almost appears that Ipswich were about to pick the first win of the campaign when they established a two-goal lead against Birmingham, but the poor defence once again came to wreak havoc for Hurst’s men. Middlesbrough do tend to go with a defensive tactic away from home and our correct score prediction would back a 1-1 game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last league game involving Middlesbrough that produced more than 2.5 goals was at the start of August. Since then, Tony Pulis’ men have been involved in eight league games without the total going over 2.5 goals. Despite Ipswich’s disappointing defensive record, our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[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
Britt Assombalonga was unable to score in both games against Ipswich last season, but his overall record against the club stands at four goals in five appearances – after managing back-to-back braces while playing for Middlesbrough in the 2016-17 campaign. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Assombalonga, who has scored twice in his last three games.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Britt Assombalonga at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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