Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Paul Lambert searches for his first victory as Ipswich manager when his team takes on West Brom at Portman Road this weekend. The Tractor Boys remain at the bottom of the table after having picked up only 11 points. The team needs to make up at least five points in order to start thinking about moving away from the bottom three. West Brom stopped the slide down the table and they find themselves in the top six places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
A poor defensive performance saw Ipswich only pick up a 2-2 draw against Reading despite leading twice in the match. The Tractor Boys are yet to pick up a victory under Lambert.
An enterprising performance saw West Brom pick up a 4-1 win over Leeds United. This was the first league victory in five matches for Darren Moore’s team.
The recent game between Ipswich and West Brom was back in 2010 when the Tractor Boys registered a 1-0 victory at Portman Road. This was a League Cup game and the last league meeting on this ground produced a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for West Brom.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]West Brom win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich Town are given odds of 4.50 to win the match. Ipswich’s performances have certainly improved since the arrival of Lambert but it may not be sufficient to get anything against a West Brom team that comes on the back of an impressive performance against Leeds. The hunger and desire shown by West Brom in that victory can strike fear into Ipswich, who were not impressive against Reading. Our preview would go with a win for the Baggies.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Brom win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich Town vs West Brom draw odds: 3.50
Ipswich Town win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
The Baggies were struggling in front of goal coming into the game against Leeds United, but the impressive performance at the Hawthorns against Marcelo Bielsa’s team changes the expectation ahead of this game. Ipswich are quite poor defensively and this allowed Reading to get back into the game rather easily. Despite Lambert’s best efforts, our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Brom 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The defensive mistakes made by Ipswich are unlikely to go away in this match. The West Brom offence had a great deal of impact in the recent game against Leeds and they are likely to have an enjoyable day out if they approach the game in a similar fashion. Our total goals prediction would go with over 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
Jay Rodriguez was unable to score in the 4-1 success over Leeds United. Even though he has scored only once in his last seven appearances for West Brom, the 29-year-old remains a key player for the Baggies. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Rodriguez.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jay Rodriguez at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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