Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Championship strugglers Ipswich Town welcome Wigan Athletic to Portman Road for Saturday’s afternoon kick-off. The hosts have barely tasted success during the first half of the campaign and a run of one win in 21 matches sees them rock-bottom of the standings with an eight-point deficit to safety. Wigan, however, are languishing in mid-table with a seven-point gap to the drop zone after picking up points in three of their previous four matches. Follow all our predictions, odds, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Ipswich suffered their fourth-straight defeat in the Championship after they were beaten 2-0 by Stoke City on the road. They are now winless in the previous nine matches with just two points accumulated during this period.
Wigan, meanwhile, saw a three-match unbeaten run come to an end after they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Derby Country. Jack Marriott netted the sole goal in the 21st minute against Wigan, who played with 10 men for the majority of the game.
Portman Road was the destination for the last meeting between the sides which finished 3-0 in Ipswich’s favour. Freddie Sears starred for the hosts with a goal in either half. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a share of the spoils.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich are given a price of 3.10 to end their winless streak while Wigan are backed at 2.40 for the same. Ipswich don’t seem to find a way of winning games in the Championship this term and they are certain to face another tricky challenge versus Wigan with their current run of form. Nonetheless, we are predicting them to come up with a draw, given their opponents have managed just four points from 10 away trips this term. Our preview predicts a score draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich Town win odds: 3.10
Wigan Athletic win odds: 2.40
Correct Score odds
Ipswich have recently been in the goals with respect to their home matches and they have netted at least once in the past three games. In comparison, Wigan have scored in just two of their previous three away trips but they should find the breakthrough against the hosts, who possess the second-worst defensive record in the division. Still, a stalemate appears on the cards, as Ipswich will be desperate to avoid a fifth-straight defeat. Our correct score prediction is to go for 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 may be going through a difficult period at the bottom but their last two matches have only produced two goals. Another low-scoring fest can be anticipated this weekend with neither side scoring more than once in their past two league matches. Our total goals prediction fancies 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 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Freddie Sears has netted four goals in the Championship this term and those have been contributed in the past six matches. Based on this, the 29-year-old will be the go-to man for the hosts and they can take confidence from the fact that the forward bagged a brace in the last meeting against Wigan. 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]
Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.