Ipswich Town vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Ipswich Town vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) 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.

Ipswich continued a recent decent spell of form as they won 1-0 away to Derby on Tuesday night. A fifth minute Callum Connolly goal put the Tractor Boys ahead and they defended that lead for the rest of the game to pick up all three points. Nottingham Forest suffered a 2-0 home loss to Cardiff in their last fixture which came on the weekend. A 15-minute spell between the 24th and 39th minute undid them as they conceded two goals and they could find no way back into the fixture. The two meetings between these sides last season were won by Forest who came on top 3-0 at the City Ground and 2-0 at Portman Road. Britt Assombalonga scored four of those five goals but has since moved on to Middlesbrough.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers are having trouble spitting the pair and given that just two points separate them then this is probably fair. Ipswich have struggled against top-half sides at home this season but Forest have struggled away to top-half teams so it is hard to know which way this game will go. Just two of the last five for the Tractor Boys and none of the last four for the Tricky Trees has seen both teams find the back of the net and with this being the outsider of two I think looks worth a small interest. Given that both teams score under 25% of their goals in the first 30 minutes I think it looks worth taking on the time of the first goal which has been set at 29:00 especially as these two sides are close in the table and in terms of ability so it might take a while to find an edge if that edge even comes at all.

NO in the both teams to score market

NO goal before 29:00

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Ipswich Town

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
D H

20-02-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

24-02-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-03-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

06-03-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

11-03-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

17-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Ipswich Town Preview

The Tractor Boys have lost just one of their last five as they keep pace with the play-off spots sitting in ninth place just three points behind sixth. Three of their next four though are against teams in the top ten. At Portman Road, they have won just one of their last four and all their home wins this season have come against teams in the bottom-half of the table. Four of their last five at their own ground have gone over 2.5 goals with three going over 3.5 goals. Just 29% of their goals have come in the first-half and just 16% in the opening thirty minutes of a tie. Four of the five clean-sheets that they have kept this season have come at their own ground.

Ipswich Town Team News

David McGoldrick (groin), Tom Adeyemi (hamstring), Tommy Smith (calf), Luke Hyam and Andre Dozzell (both knee problems) are all set to miss out.

Nottingham Forest Preview

It is five victories and five defeats from the last ten for the Tricky Trees which is why they are in the middle area of the table in tenth place going into the weekend. Three of their next four are on the road and four of their next five are against sides in the top 14. Away from the City Ground, they have struggled with four defeats in their last five while all their three road wins have come against bottom-half sides. Six of their nine this season have gone over 2.5 goals and four have gone over 3.5. None of their last four have seen both teams find the back of the net and just two of their last eight. 54% of their goals have come in the second-half with 35% coming in the final 15 minutes of a match.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Liam Bridcutt is available after suspension while Tendayi Darikwa (unknown) Chris Cohen and Danny Fox (both knee problems) are doubts.

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

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

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 vs Nottingham Forest Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Bartosz Bialkowski 194 83
3 RB Jonas Knudsen 185 72
6 CD Adam Webster 185 75
12 CD Jordan Spence 180 77
2 LB Dominic Iorfa 188 78
11 CM Bersant Celina - -
44 CM Emyr Huws 185 78
18 CM Grant Ward 178 73
16 CDM Callum Connolly 183 70
8 CDM Cole Skuse 185 72
9 CF Martyn Waghorn 177 83
No. Pos Player M kg
43 GK Jordan Smith 185 75
6 RB Armand Traore 185 82
42 CD Joe Worrall 191 64
2 LB Eric Lichaj 180 79
4 CD Michael Mancienne 184 74
11 CM Ben Osborn 176 75
34 CM Tyler Walker 179 63
20 CM Kieran Dowell - -
24 CDM David Vaughan 171 70
7 CDM Liam Bridcutt 175 73
9 CF Daryl Murphy 191 88