Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Ipswich Town are scheduled to face Millwall at Portman Road in the Championship fixture on New Year’s Day. The hosts have endured a difficult campaign where they have been rooted to the bottom of the table and they are facing the distinct possibility of relegation. Millwall, though, have found some form with back-to-back league triumphs to create a three-point gap to the drop zone. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Ipswich suffered a second league defeat on the bounce after they were beaten 2-0 on the road to Middlesbrough. Jordan Hugill and Marcus Tavernier found the scoresheet for the Riverside outfit, who returned to winning ways.
Millwall, meanwhile, made it successive 1-0 wins on the trot after they overcame Nottingham Forest by a 1-0 scoreline last weekend. Ryan Tunnicliffe netted the sole goal for the south London outfit in the ninth minute.
Ipswich most recently faced Millwall at the Den in October where the latter won by a comfortable 3-0 score. Earlier in April, the meeting at Portman Road ended in a 2-2 draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich are given odds of 3.40 for a victory while Millwall are fancied for the same at 2.30. Ipswich have gone through a two-match winless run coming into this game but both of those results were on the road. In their home patch, they have found some success with four points from the past two games and Millwall, who despite their current form, are winless in the past 14 away trips. Our preview favours a score draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich Town win odds: 3.40
Millwall win odds: 2.30
Correct Score odds
Ipswich currently possess the second-worst scoring record in the division and they have netted just twice in the past five matches compared to Millwall’s six. Still, the visitors have been poor on the road with not a single victory since the backend of the previous season. Our correct score prediction fancies a 1-1 draw.
[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
Ipswich have kept just one clean sheet over the past five matches but they have nonetheless restricted the scoring with a maximum of two goals witnessed in four of those games. More of the same can be fancied against Millwall, given neither side have managed to dominate the proceedings with their goalscoring this term. Our total goals prediction favours less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Freddie Sears has been Ipswich’s leading scorer in the Championship this term with five goals. The 29-year-old has not scored in the past three matches but he still remains our preferred pick to find the breakthrough, as he has bagged five of the club’s previous eight league goals. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Sears.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Freddie Sears at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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