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 at opposite ends of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Ipswich picked up just their second victory of the season as they defeated Wigan 1-0 last time out. Freddie Sears got the goal though the expected goals data suggests they were lucky to get anything from this game.

Sheffield United suffered a disappointing 2-1 home loss to their promotion rivals West Brom on Friday evening. David McGoldrick had put them ahead but they were pegged before half-time and with 14 minutes to go the Baggies claimed all three points.

These two sides met three times last season (once in the FA Cup) and the Blades won two with the other ending in a draw. Each of these three meeting were low scoring and saw a combined two goals.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield United are the favourites to win here and while they should bounce back against Ipswich I could not back them to do so. Town will have a bit of bite about them after beating Wigan and as such it is a game I would avoid the match results in.

What cannot be argued is that both sides possess a goalscorer so keep it simple and take a play on both to be anytime scorers. For the hosts it is Freddie Sears who has five in his last four at Portman Road while for the visitors Billy Sharp has 11 for the season and netted on his last road trip.

 

Freddie Sears to score at any time

Billy Sharp to score at any time

 

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 7 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 have not conceded a goal in 60% 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

1.4

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

3

Lost

6
L H

01-01-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

26-01-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

02-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-02-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

13-02-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

16-02-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-02-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Ipswich Town Preview

The Tractor Boys give themselves some hope with victory last time out but they still face a tough task to stay up. They are bottom of the table though the gap has been reduced to four from safety.

At Portman Road, that was their first victory of the season though just four of these have ended in defeat. Freddie Sears has four in his last five home appearances for the Suffolk outfit.

Ipswich would be as high as 21st in the half-time Championship league table with 11 of their goals coming before the break. At home they have been behind just four times at the interval.

Ipswich Town Team News

Grant Ward (illness) is a doubt while Jon Walters, Tom Adeyami (both Achilles), Cole Skuse and Emyr Huws (both knee) are long-term absentees.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades continued their mixed run of form with two victories, two draws and two defeats from their last six. They currently sit in fifth seven points behind Norwich in second and one point above Middlesbrough in sixth.

Away from Bramall Lane, the Yorkshire outfit have taken seven points from their last three with victories at Brentford and Reading and a draw at Rotherham. They have netted a combined seven times from their last three road trips.

Sheffield United are second in the half-time table having gone in behind at the break on just one occasion this season. Just nine of the 26 league goals they have conceded have come before the interval.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Leon Clarke (hip), Ben Woodburn (knock) and Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) are all 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

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Gerken 183 77
3 RB Jonas Knudsen 185 72
5 CD Matthew Pennington 185 77
12 LB Jordan Spence 180 77
4 CD Luke Chambers 185 87
20 RM Freddie Sears 170 75
11 CM Jon Nolan 175 72
7 CM Gwion Edwards 170 75
23 LM Andre Dozzell 178 64
6 CDM Trevoh Chalobah - -
10 CF Ellis Harrison 180 79
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
12 CD John Egan 185 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
21 AM Mark Duffy 175 72
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
2 LM George Baldock 175 67
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
17 CF David McGoldrick 185 75