Preston North End vs Ipswich Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Deepdale

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Preston North End vs Ipswich Town Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides looking to get back to winning ways in the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Preston drew their third successive game in midweek as they battled out a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa. North-End had taken the lead through Tom Barkhuizen but were pegged back by a Lewis Grabban penalty and that was the end of the scoring. Ipswich suffered a defeat in midweek as they lost 1-0 at home to high-flying Cardiff. The Tractor Boys were the stronger team but could find no way past the well drilled defence of the Bluebirds. The reverse came early in November in Suffolk in a game that Town won comfortably coming out on top 3-0. Martyn Waghorn, David McGoldrick and Bersant Celina all grabbed one each to stretch their unbeaten head-to-head record to five meetings.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Preston are deserved favourites but the price looks too short on a side that has won just six of 16 at Deepdale. Ipswich are struggling for wins but have drawn two of their last three and given they beat them 3-0 earlier in the season the draw and Town double chance looks the value selection. Birmingham, Hull and Nottingham Forest none of whom are prolific scorers have all netted at this ground recently so backing the YES in the both teams to score market looks a sensible approach. This would have paid in three of the last four on the road for the Suffolk outfit and the previous five home matches for the Lancashire team.

Ipswich and draw double chance

YES in the both teams to score market

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 7 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 against Preston North End

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

5

Draw

0

Lost

5
L H

24-02-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

03-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-03-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-03-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Ipswich Town Form Guide

Ipswich Town Team Logo

Ipswich Town

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W A

24-02-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

13-03-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

31-03-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Preston North End Preview

The Lilywhites have drawn three in a row but are unbeaten in seven in the league and lost just one of 17. They were three points outside the play-offs going into the weekend and have three of their next four at home. At Deepdale, they have won three, drawn four and lost just one of their last eight in the league. Each of their last five at their own ground has seen both teams find the back of the net. Tom Barkhuizen has seven goals for the season with three of these coming in his last five apearances. 20 of the 33 Preston league games this campaign have gone under 2.5 goals with 11 (a third) going under 1.5 goals.

Preston North End Team News

John Welsh is available after suspension while Sean Maguire, Paul Gallagher (both hamstring) and Tom Clarke (knock) are doubts.

Ipswich Town Preview

The Tractor Boys have now won just two of their last 12 and the early hope of a play-off spot looks to be fading away. They were nine points behind the play-offs going into the Friday evening fixture. Away from Portman Road, they are unbeaten in their last three picking up points at Norwich and Bolton and a victory at Sunderland. The 27 goals they have shipped on the road is the joint fourth weakest record in the division. Games involving Ipswich tend to be low scoring with their last eight in the league producing a total of just nine goals. Both teams to score has happened in just two of their last seven matches.

Ipswich Town Team News

Tristan Nydam (fitness) is rated doubtful. Tom Adeyemi, Teddy Bishop (both hamstring), Dean Gerken (hip), Emyr Huws and Andre Dozzell (both knee) are long-term absentees.

Preston North End 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

Preston North End vs Ipswich Town Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Declan Rudd 191 75
3 RB Gregory Cunningham 183 70
23 CD Paul Huntington 191 80
15 LB Calum Woods 180 73
20 CD Ben Davies 183 80
4 CDM Ben Pearson 166 71
8 CDM Alan Browne 173 71
39 CM Billy Bodin 180 70
37 CM Callum Robinson 178 75
29 CM Tom Barkhuizen 175 70
21 CF Louis Moult 183 85
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Bartosz Bialkowski 194 83
4 CD Luke Chambers 185 87
27 CD Cameron Carter-Vickers 185 86
6 CD Adam Webster 185 75
8 CM Cole Skuse 185 72
2 LM Dominic Iorfa 188 78
16 CM Callum Connolly 183 70
3 RM Jonas Knudsen 185 72
9 LF Martyn Waghorn 177 83
14 CF Joe Garner 178 76
32 RF Mustapha Carayol 177 75