Ipswich Town vs Preston North End Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Ipswich Town vs Preston North End Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixtures two sides in the relegation mix and marks the managerial debut for Paul Lambert for the hosts. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Ipswich suffered their third straight defeat and showed new boss Paul Lambert (who was watching the game) just what a tough job he has. The Tractor Boys were never in the game and can have few complaints about the result.

Preston stretched their unbeaten run to five though will have been disappointed to only draw 1-1 with poor travellers Rotherham. Tom Barkhuizen put them ahead but they could not hold on for a deserved three points.

The two meetings between these sides last season saw the Suffolk outfit win both coming out on top 1-0 at Deepdale and 3-0 at Portman Road. It continues a trend that means the Lancashire side have won none of their last six head-to-heads.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Ipswich have been dire this season and they hope that Paul Lambert can turn things around though it is a big ask. I am normally keen to take on Town but Preston have not won on the road all season and while they might do that here the prices do not scream out a bet.

Given that eight of the last ten North-End have played have gone over 2.5 goals and that Town will be playing to impress under a new boss I think this might be a more open game than bookmakers think and I will take over 2.5 goals and even a small stake on over 3.5

 

OVER 2.5 goals in this game

OVER 3.5 goals in this game

 

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Preston North End

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Ipswich Town

AVG Goals

0.9

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

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
D H

18-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

22-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

29-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

02-10-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

06-10-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

20-10-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

24-10-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-10-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

03-11-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-11-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L A

22-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 5 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

29-09-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

02-10-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

06-10-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

20-10-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-10-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 4 - 3

(HT 3 - 1)

D H

27-10-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

03-11-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

10-11-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Ipswich Town Preview

Paul Lambert is a controversial choice for manager given his history as boss of their fierce local rivals Norwich. He inherits a side three points adrift at the bottom of the Championship table.

At Portman Road, they have lost their last two but did draw each of their five prior to that though are without a win. Town have failed to score in their last three at home and just five times this campaign.

Ipswich have managed just 11 goals this season which (along with Rotherham and Bolton) is the joint lowest in the division. Their defence has also struggled letting in 25 which is joint-third lowest.

 

Ipswich Town Team News

Myles Kenlock (hamstring) is a doubt while Ellis Harrison (ankle), Jon Walters (Achilles), Emyr Huws (knee) and Teddy Bishop (also hamstring) are long-term absentees.

Preston North End Preview

The Lilywhites have picked up nine points from their last five fixtures which has moved them into 20th. After this one they have a tricky run of games with each of their next five coming against top-half sides.

Away from Deepdale, they have picked up just two points this season though both have come in the last two. Lewis Moult has two in his last two on the road while Daniel Johnson has two in three.

Preston have not struggled for goals this season with the 24 they have netted the fourth highest in the division. The defence is where the problems are with no side conceding more than the 29 they have shipped.

 

Preston North End Team News

Tom Clarke (groin), Michael Crowe (unknown), and Calum Woods hamstring) are doubts.  Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop (both cruciate) are long-term absentees.

Ipswich Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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

Preston North End Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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 Preston North End Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Bartosz Bialkowski 194 83
12 LB Jordan Spence 180 77
4 CD Luke Chambers 185 87
5 CD Matthew Pennington 185 77
3 RB Jonas Knudsen 185 72
21 CM Flynn Downes 172 -
6 CM Trevoh Chalobah - -
8 CM Cole Skuse 185 72
20 RF Freddie Sears 170 75
7 LF Gwion Edwards 170 75
19 CF Jordan Roberts 180 82
No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Chris Maxwell 183 73
5 LB Tom Clarke 180 77
23 CD Paul Huntington 191 80
6 CD Ben Davies 183 80
3 RB Josh Earl - -
7 CM Callum Robinson 178 75
29 CM Tom Barkhuizen 175 70
8 CM Alan Browne 173 71
4 CDM Ben Pearson 166 71
11 CDM Daniel Johnson 174 67
24 CF Sean Maguire 175 75