Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Preston take on relegated Ipswich at the Deepdale Stadium looking for a positive conclusion to the campaign. Preston’s faint hopes of promotion came to an abrupt end with the team now falling eight points behind the top six places with four matches left. It will take a miracle for Preston to reach the top six. Meanwhile, Ipswich have been relegated to the third tier for the first time since 1957, as Paul Lambert has had little impact since his arrival a few months ago. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Preston lost for a fourth successive match but the 4-1 hammering at the hands of West Brom was the biggest defeat for the team in the 2018-19 campaign. The club are just hoping to avoid falling back into the bottom half of the table.
Paul Lambert watched Ipswich go down into the League One after a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City. Even though Ipswich have lost only twice in the last six matches, they have not picked up enough victories to stay up in the division.
Preston and Ipswich played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the campaign with the former playing with 10 men for the last 15 minutes. Preston’s last home game against Ipswich went in favour of the visitors, who picked up a 1-0 victory. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Preston victory.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Preston win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
Alex Neil’s team appeared to be on the verge of an incredible comeback and qualify for the play-offs when they put together a 12-match unbeaten streak. However, this run has opened up to a four-game losing sequence. It may be difficult for Preston to recover from this sequence, as there is little motivation amongst the players. However, Ipswich are playing for pride and the team are very poor on several fronts. Our preview would go with a success for Preston as a result.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Preston win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
Preston vs Ipswich Town draw odds: 3.75
Ipswich Town win odds: 6.00
Correct Score odds
Preston have never been able to overcome Ipswich in the last six attempts, and they have scored only three goals during this period. However, Lambert’s men are very poor on a number of aspects. They have conceded nine goals in the last six away matches. Preston have not been among the goals of late. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-0 win for Preston.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Preston 1-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
A vast majority of the games between these two outfits in the past eight matches with under 2.5 goals. It is proved by the presence of just one high-scoring encounter between Preston and Ipswich over the last six meetings. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Sean Maguire came on at half-time against West Brom but he was unable to make much of an impact. The 24-year-old has scored his last goal at the Deepdale Stadium in a match against Birmingham. His only appearance against Ipswich did not yield a goal earlier in the campaign, but the Irishman remains as a proper threat for Preston. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Maguire.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sean Maguire at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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