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) game features two sides just outside the Championship play-off spots. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Middlesbrough made it back-to-back defeats as they went down 2-1 at Ashton Gate against Bristol City last time out. Boro can have few complaints about the result as they struggled to create a scoring chance and needed an own-goal to get them on the scoresheet. Ipswich made it back-to-back victories as they defeated Nottingham Forest at Portman Road 4-2 in an entertaining six-goal battle. The result was a little fortunate for Town who had a goal each from Callum Connolly, Dominic Iorfa, Martyn Waghorn and Bersant Celina to thank for all three points. The last time these sides met was in 2015/16 with the North-Eastern outfit claiming four points from these two fixtures with a victory at Portman Road and a home draw. It marks a low-scoring trend with just one of the last four head-to-heads going over 2.5 goals.

Betting Tips and Predictions

At the prices on offer you keep having to back Ipswich given the form of the two sides and that the league table suggests that there is little between the two. The draw is a real runner so you might want to eliminate that by taking Town and the draw in the double chance market. Four of the last six for the hosts and six of the last eight for the visitors have gone over 2.5 goals and in a market where the pair are priced as the same possibility I think going over makes the most sense.

Ipswich and draw double chance

Over 2.5 goals in this game

Middlesbrough have not conceded a goal in 70% 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 8 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

1.7

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

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W H

07-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Notts County Team Logo Notts County

FT 7 - 6

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

18-08-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

24-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

31-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-09-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Middlesbrough Preview

The Teesiders are struggling a little of late with defeats in their last two matches and three losses in their last four. Their opponents today are the highest ranked of the sides they face in the next four. At the Riverside Stadium, it has been a mixed bag with two victories, two defeats and a draw in their last five. None of their last four at home and just two of their last eight have seen both teams score. Four of the last six for Boro have gone over 2.5 goals with three of the last four producing exactly three goals in each. Just 16% of the goals they have scored this season have come in the first minutes just before and just after half-time.

Middlesbrough Team News

Daniel Ayala is available after suspension as Boro have no registered injuries or suspensions.

Ipswich Town Preview

The Tractor Boys have now won two straight and lost just one of their last six and sit in seventh just outside the play-offs. Four of their next seven are against teams in the top ten while they also must play Fulham, QPR and Reading in this run. Away from Portman Road, they have won just one of their last four and two of their last nine in all competitions. Eight of their last 11 on the road has seen both teams find the back of the net. Six of their last eight matches have gone over 2.5 goals with four of these also going over 3.5 goals. Four of their last seven and each of their last two have seen a goal scored in the opening 15 minutes.

Ipswich Town Team News

Luke Chambers and Flynn Downes are available after suspension while David McGoldrick (groin), Tom Adeyemi (hamstring), Tommy Smith (calf), Luke Hyam and Andre Dozzell (both knee problems) are all set to miss out.  

Middlesbrough Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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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