Middlesbrough vs Ipswich Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Middlesbrough vs Ipswich Town Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features the side in fifth place hosting the team at the bottom of the table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Middlesbrough lost their second in the last three and third in the last five with a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Sheffield Wednesday. The result was harsh on Boro but once again suffered for not having someone who can create out of nothing.

Ipswich saw their two-game unbeaten run come crashing to an end with a 3-0 loss away to QPR. The scoreline was a little harsh on Town but the result was fair as they were second best throughout.

The reverse fixture came at Portman Road on October 2nd and saw the Teesiders run out victors 2-0. Mo Besic and Stewart Downing got the goals that gave Tony Pulis and his side a deserved victory.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Middlesbrough will not get a better chance to get a home win on the board but the price is far too short on a side who have won just one of their last eight. That being said Ipswich were shocking at QPR despite four points from their last two meaning confidence should have been high.

This should be a low-scoring game through bookmakers have all these angles covered with under 2.5 goals low and the same for no in the both teams to score market.  A better angle of attack is to say we will have to wait for goals. The time of the first goal is set at 31:00 which looks easily opposed while no Boro goal before 41:00 also appeals.

 

NO goal before 31:00

NO Middlesbrough goal before 41:00

 

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 5 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-01-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

19-01-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-02-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

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)

Middlesbrough Preview

Boro have won just one of their last six and three of their last 11 and while they still sit in fifth are losing touch with the top two. They sit nine behind Norwich in second while they are just two above Birmingham in seventh.

At the Riverside, they are without a victory in their last three and have won just one of their previous eight. A lack of home goals is a major problem for the Teesiders who have blanked in two of their last three in front of their own fans.

Middlesbrough have failed to net a first-half goal in any of their previous seven matches in the Championship. Three of the last four goals they have conceded in the league have come in the opening half.

 

Middlesbrough Team News

Rudy Gestede (hamstring) and Ryan Shotton (unknown) are doubts while  Sam McQueen (cruciate) is a long-term absentee.

Ipswich Town Preview

A sixth defeat from their last eight games for the Tractor Boys means they remain bottom of the table. They are now four points behind Reading in 23rd and seven from safety with 21st currently occupied by Rotherham.

Away from Portman Road, the Suffolk outfit are winless in their last six with five of these ending in defeat. They have to failed to find the back of the net in each of their last three and five of the last six on the road.

Around 60% of the goals Ipswich have scored this season have come in the first-half with around a third in the quarter of an hour before the break. Nine of the last 11 goals they have conceded have come in the first 65 minutes.

 

Ipswich Town Team News

Jon Walters, Tom Adeyami (both Achilles), Tayo Edun (eye), Cole Skuse and Emyr Huws (both knee) are long-term absentees.  Grant Ward (cruciate) has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Middlesbrough 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 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

Middlesbrough vs Ipswich Town Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Darren Randolph 188 98
20 CD Dael Fry 181 72
24 CD Aden Flint 189 76
4 CD Daniel Ayala 190 81
37 CM Muhamed Besic 180 75
22 CM George Saville 176 73
26 CM Lewis Wing - -
3 RM George Friend 188 83
19 AM Stewart Downing 180 64
16 LM Jonathan Howson 180 77
11 CF Jordan Hugill 183 64
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Gerken 183 77
4 CD Luke Chambers 185 87
12 LB Jordan Spence 180 77
5 CD Matthew Pennington 185 77
30 RB Myles Kenlock 185 67
21 CM Flynn Downes 172 -
6 CM Trevoh Chalobah - -
11 CM Jon Nolan 175 72
7 LF Gwion Edwards 170 75
9 CF Kayden Jackson 181 73
20 RF Freddie Sears 170 75