Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United 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 made it back-to-back victories as they won 2-1 away to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night. Town had Martyn Waghorn to thank as he grabbed a brace to help them shade a closely fought encounter. Sheffield United had no answer for the flying Fulham going down 3-0 at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening. Chris Wilder was not too disheartened by the result highlighting just how far the Blades have come in the last few seasons instead. The reverse fixture came in mid-October at Bramall Lane with Chris Basham netting the only goal to give United the victory. The Yorkshire outfit also won here in the FA Cup in January thanks to a Nathan Thomas goal.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite two 1-0 victories over Ipswich this season I cannot be siding with Sheffield United at shorter odds. Ipswich have lost just one of their last ten and finding them in the draw no bet market at evens appeals especially considering Martyn Waghorn looked back to his best in midweek grabbing a brace. We talked about Martyn Waghorn grabbing a brace in midweek and Mick McCarthy spoke after the game about the difference in character you could see from the player after the first goal went it. He tends to score in batches when he is firing so take him to be first goalscorer with the each-way option.

Ipswich draw no bet

Martyn Waghorn first goalscorer, each-way

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

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 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

0

Draw

5

Lost

5
D H

04-08-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Exeter City Team Logo Exeter City

FT 5 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

18-08-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

21-08-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

02-09-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L H

04-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

25-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

19-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Ipswich Town Preview

It is just one defeat in their last six for the Tractor Boys and two in the last ten as they keep alive their play-off hopes. They sit seven points behind Middlesbrough in sixth though none of their next eight are against a top six side. At Portman Road, they have struggled of late winning just one of their last six and being held to goalless draws by QPR and Burton. Their last six in front of their own fans have produced a total of just six goals with Town scoring just two of these. Martyn Waghorn grabbed a brace in the last game to put to an end a 14-game goalless run having netted eight in his first 15 matches. Of the 40 goals scored at Portman Road this season only 17 have come in the first 45 minutes.

Ipswich Town Team News

Mustapha Carayol (unknown) and Tristan Nydam (fitness) are rated doubtful. Tom Adeyemi, Teddy Bishop (both hamstring), Dean Gerken (hip), Emyr Huws and Andre Dozzell (both knee) are long-term absentees. David McGoldrick (groin) is unlikely to feature again this season.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades continued their recent struggles as they have lost four of their last seven and have dropped down to ninth. They are three points outside the play-offs and must take advantage of their next three where none of their opponents are above them. Away from Bramall Lane, they have lost three of their last four blanking in all these defeats. 30 of the 49 goals they have been involved in on the road have come in the opening 45 minutes. Four of the last five Sheffield United have played have gone over 2.5 goals with three of these seeing both teams find the back of the net. Their two meetings with Ipswich this season have ended 1-0.

Sheffield United Team News

Leon Clarke (unknown) and James Wilson (ankle) are doubts while Paul Coutts (broken leg) is out for the season

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

Sheffield United 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 vs Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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