Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture features two sides in the top-half of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Cardiff were held to a disappointing goalless home draw by Millwall last time out at their own ground. The expected goals data shows the Bluebirds were a little unlucky but having watched the second-half the worry for the Welsh outfit was how one-dimensional they looked going forward. Ipswich came from behind to defeat Burton 2-1 thanks to goals from Martyn Waghorn and Bersant Celina. The Suffolk outfit once again managed to defy the expected goals data to come out with all three points. The meeting in Wales last season ended in a 3-1 victory for the home side with Kenneth Zohore grabbing a brace that day. It marks a continued run of four without defeat against the Tractor Boys.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Cardiff are the deserved favourites but given how much they struggled to breakdown Millwall at the weekend and they can expect a similar shape and structure from Ipswich then I could not be backing the home team here. The last three Ipswich games have been goalless at half-time while it is two of three for the Bluebirds and as such the 0-0 in the half-time correct score looks a good play as does no early goal which is set at 30:00.

0-0 the half-time correct score
NO goal before 30:00

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

21-02-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

25-02-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-03-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-03-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

13-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Ipswich Town Form Guide

Ipswich Town Team Logo

Ipswich Town

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W A

24-02-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

13-03-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

31-03-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Cardiff City Preview

It is now just one victory in the last four for the Bluebirds who are starting to come into the pack after such a strong start. With just one of their next seven against teams in the top ten they will hope to get some points back on the board. At the Cardiff City Stadium, they have been strong with no defeat in seven though they have drawn three of their last four. Each of their last two in front of their own fans has ended without a goal. The last four Cardiff matches have produced a total of just two goals and one of these came from the penalty spot. Around 66% of the goals they have scored have come in the second-half and 28% in the final 15 minutes.

Cardiff City Team News

Kenneth Zohore and Aron Gunnarson (ankle) are closing in on returns while Frederic Gounongbe (hip) and Joe Bennett (unknown) are doubts. Ashley Richards and Kadeem Harris (both ankle), Lee Camp (groin) and Rhys Healey (cruciate) are all long-term absentees for the Bluebirds.

Ipswich Town Preview

Victory last time out put to an end a three-game losing run for Town though they have taken just nine points from their last nine fixtures. Each of their next eight games are against sides in the top 16. Away from Portman Road, it has been a mixed bag with three victories and three defeats from six games. Five of their six on the road in the league this season have seen both teams find the back of the net. Their last three games have been goalless at half-time and then seen a total of five netted after the break. Martyn Waghorn has netted three times in the last five while Bersant Celina has scored in two of the last four away.

Ipswich Town Team News

Emyr Huws (Achilles) and Andre Dozzell (unknown) are unlikely to feature.

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Ipswich Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 191 89
18 LB Callum Paterson 183 76
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
2 RB Lee Peltier 178 73
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 185 76
14 CDM Souleymane Bamba 190 88
7 CM Lee Tomlin 180 74
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 63
33 RM Junior Hoilett 173 70
19 LM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 178 75
30 CF Omar Bogle 191 80
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Bartosz Bialkowski 194 83
2 LB Dominic Iorfa 188 78
4 CD Luke Chambers 185 87
3 RB Jonas Knudsen 185 72
5 CD Tommy Smith 185 77
8 CDM Cole Skuse 185 72
18 LM Grant Ward 178 73
28 CM Kevin Bru 184 71
11 RM Bersant Celina - -
21 CM Flynn Downes - -
14 CF Joe Garner 178 76