Ipswich Town vs Sunderland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Ipswich Town vs Sunderland Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening game (19:45) 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 can count themselves unlucky to have gone down 3-2 to Leeds at the weekend. They were the better side but somehow conceded three goals and only got two themselves in reply with one each for David McGoldrick and Joe Garner. Sunderland continued their miserable run with a 2-1 loss to Cardiff at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. A Lynden Gooch penalty put them level after going behind but the Welsh outfit converted a penalty of their own 20 minutes later to take the points. The last time these sides met at Portman Road came in September 2006 which the Suffolk side won 3-1. Five of their last six head-to-heads have been won by the home team but with no game for close to a decade it is hard to read much into these stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I couldn’t put anyone off backing Ipswich here considering how terrible Sunderland have been of late but I don’t really trust that the gap between the two is huge so it will not be something I would invest in. I like NO in the both teams to score market as this has happened in all four Ipswich home matches while Sunderland without Grabban have no player they can depend upon for regular goals. Given that 71% of goals for the Suffolk side have come in the first 45 minutes I think it makes sense to take the second-half to be the highest scoring for the home team.

No both teams to score market

Second-half to be the highest scoring for Ipswich

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

0.7

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

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
W A

15-08-2017

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 3 - 4

(HT 2 - 3)

W H

19-08-2017

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-08-2017

EFL Cup

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-08-2017

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

09-09-2017

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

16-09-2017

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

23-09-2017

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

26-09-2017

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

30-09-2017

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

14-10-2017

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
W A

22-08-2017

EFL Cup

Carlisle United Team Logo Carlisle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

26-08-2017

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

09-09-2017

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

12-09-2017

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-09-2017

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

20-09-2017

EFL Cup

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

23-09-2017

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

26-09-2017

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

30-09-2017

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

14-10-2017

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Ipswich Town Preview

After eight games Town find themselves in sixth place and with a game in hand of the sides above them. They won each of their first four in the league but now have lost three of their last four with that one win coming against Bolton. At home, it is three wins from four games though Brentford, Birmingham and Bolton are sides Town should be beating at home while losing the other tie against Fulham. They have kept clean sheets in three of the last four while the game they lost saw them go 2-0 so both teams to score has failed on four occasions. Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn have four league goals each but it is David McGoldrick in better form with a goal in each of his last two. 71% of their goals have come in the second-half and just 7% in the opening thirty minutes.

Ipswich Town Team News

Emyr Huws (achilles) is closing in a return to the matchday squad.

Sunderland Preview

Simon Grayson must be regretting turning his back on the solid club that is Preston for the disaster zone that is Sunderland. It is now seven without victory for the Black Cats and five defeats in these games and they sit third bottom of the Championship table. On the road, they have done better than at home picking up five of their six points with a victory at Norwich and draws with Hull and Sheffield Wednesday. Both teams have found the back of the net in three of their last four away matches. If the league was decided on the half-time scorelines then the Black Cats would be as high as 13th. No Sunderland player has netted more than once this season expect Lewis Grabban who is a doubt with injury.

Sunderland Team News

Duncan Watmore (cruciate) and Josh Maja (knee) are closest to returns while Callum McManaman (knock), Jonny Williams (illness), Marc Wilson (groin), Lewis Grabba (hamstring) and Patrick McNair (cruciate) are unlikely to play any part.

Ipswich Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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

Sunderland 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 Sunderland Sidelined Players

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
33 GK Bartosz Bialkowski 194 83
2 LB Dominic Iorfa 188 78
12 CD Jordan Spence 180 77
4 CD Luke Chambers 185 87
3 RB Jonas Knudsen 185 72
9 LM Martyn Waghorn 177 83
15 CM Tom Adeyemi 185 78
8 CM Cole Skuse 185 72
11 RM Bersant Celina - -
10 CF David McGoldrick 185 75
14 CF Joe Garner 178 76
No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Jason Steele 188 79
2 CD Billy Jones 181 77
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
36 CD Marc Wilson 188 80
21 LM Adam Matthews 178 71
24 CM Darron Gibson 183 90
6 CM Lee Cattermole 178 76
3 RM Bryan Oviedo 172 70
13 LF Callum McManaman 175 74
19 RF Aiden McGeady 178 72
9 CF James Vaughan 180 80