Ipswich Town host Preston at Portman Road hoping to get off to a winning start under Paul Lambert. The former Stoke and Norwich City manager comes to Ipswich with the team at the bottom of the pile with only nine points from the 15 matches. Preston sit just outside the bottom three with a three-point…
Ipswich Town FC vs Preston North End FC – Betting Tips for the game
Ipswich Town lost 3-0 against Millwall to further deepen relegation fears and they brought in Lambert – against the wishes of certain fans – as the replacement for Paul Hurst. Lambert helped rivals Norwich City to success during his time with the Canaries.
Preston picked up a 1-1 draw with Rotherham United to leave manager Alex Neil disappointed with the outcome, but it marks a fifth consecutive unbeaten run for Preston, who remain outside the bottom three.
The recent game between Ipswich and Preston produced a 1-0 win for the former at the Deepdale Stadium. The meeting at Portman Road provided a 3-0 victory for the Tractor Boys. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
Ipswich Town FC vs Preston North End FC – Match odds
Preston are given a price of 2.30 to win the match. However, it is difficult to back Alex Neil’s men when it comes to an away match – even if it is against the league’s bottom team. Preston have failed to win any away match this season and this drought extends back to April. Ipswich may have struggled quite badly this season but the departure of Paul Hurst may liberate the team. Paul Lambert will be his own man but he is likely to help Ipswich do some of the aspects that worked for the club last season under Mick McCarthy. Lambert may get an indifferent reception, but he may help get a draw, according to our preview.
Ipswich Town win odds: 3.10
Preston North End win odds: 2.30
Ipswich Town FC vs Preston North End FC – Correct Score odds
There has been a dearth of goals from Ipswich, who happened to be the league’s lowest scorers with just 11 goals from the 15 matches. However, this is a game between two teams that have conceded over 25 goals so far this season to place them as two of the top three teams with a poor defensive record. Lambert is expected to shore up the defence, but our correct score prediction would still go with a 1-1 draw.
Ipswich Town FC vs Preston North End FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Preston have been solid in recent matches, but they have largely witnessed high scoring games when it comes to away matches. Ipswich players will be keen to impress the new manager and this may result in a tight match with under 2.5 goals, as per our total goals prediction.
Ipswich Town FC vs Preston North End FC – First Goalscorer odds
Callum Robinson has been in fine form for Preston but his recent goals have largely come at home. In terms of scoring away from home, Robinson has been disappointing. Sean Maguire has made a return to first-team action and has been slowly receiving game time. Our first goalscorer prediction would back the 24-year-old to score his first goal of the campaign.
Ipswich Town FC vs Preston North End FC – Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.
Bet £20 get a £20 Free Bet. New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 4/5 and must be settled before triggering free bet
£50 staggered free bet. Place your first bet and get £10 matched. After 5 bets get a free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your 5 bets. Then after your 10th bet, get another free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your last 5 bets.
Basically, to claim the free bets, place a £10 bet when you join to get £10. Then after 5 £20 bets, you get another £20. This then repeats so you can claim the final £20.
Min. odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater required to qualify.
Draw at 3.25
Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80