Ipswich are at Portman Road for the weekend’s league meeting against Sheffield United. The hosts picked up their first league triumph since October last weekend but they are still rooted to the bottom of the standings with a five-point gap to safety. Sheffield, though, are right in the playoff mix despite suffering a couple of defeats this month. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Ipswich ended a nine-match winless league run after beating Wigan Athletic by a 1-0 scoreline last weekend. Freddie Sears was the man for the occasion after netting the sole goal after the hour mark.
Sheffield, meanwhile, suffered a second defeat in three matches after West Brom sealed a 2-1 triumph against them. Kieran Gibbs scored the winner for the Baggies in the final quarter of the game.
The last meeting between the teams was at Portman Road earlier in March which finished in a 0-0 draw. Our betting tips and predictions fancy Sheffield to return to winning ways.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield United win at 1.77[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich are given a price of 4.75 for successive league wins but the result appears unlikely. Ipswich managed to end their winless run last weekend after they came up against a Wigan side, who have been poor on their travels. However, Paul Lambert’s men are unlikely to produce a similar showing against Sheffield, who have the third-best away record in the division. Our preview is to go for a Sheffield win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.77[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich Town win odds: 4.75
Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United draw odds: 3.60
Correct Score odds
Ipswich’s struggles have largely come about from the scoring department this term and they have netted just four times in their previous five matches. In comparison, Sheffield have fared much better with twice the number of goals and this should offer them the key advantage despite being on the road. Our correct score prediction fancies a Sheffield 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield United 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Ipswich have recently been outscored in their home patch and this has resulted in more than two goals in the majority of their games at Portman Road since the international break. The same outcome can be fancied for the weekend with Sheffield netting at least twice in their last three away trips. Our total goals prediction is to go for more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has been Sheffield’s standout performer upfront and he has already netted 11 times in the Championship. Even though he has netted just once since October, it was the opening strike in the 2-0 win over Reading earlier this month. The veteran has also impressed against Ipswich with four goals from 12 league meetings. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Sharp.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Billy Sharp at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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