Stoke City vs Ipswich Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Stoke City vs Ipswich Town Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features the bottom side in the division travelling to one of the form sides. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Stoke stretched their unbeaten run to seven on Saturday as they battled out a 2-2 draw at Reading. The Potters netted through Benik Afobe and Tom Ince in a game they deserved to take all three points from.

Ipswich continued their woes at the bottom with a third straight defeat going down 2-0 to Nottingham Forest. They can have few complaints about the result given how poorly they played.

These two sides last met in the 2007/08 season so it is hard to read too much into their head-to-head record. For what is worth the Staffordshire outfit are unbeaten in their last six against Town.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Stoke should win the game but the price is not backable for a side who have drawn four of their last five. They should beat an Ipswich team who have lost six of their last eight and show no signs of life at the bottom.

Benik Afobe and Tom Ince both netted in midweek and given the Suffolk side have shipped nine in their last four they must fancy their chances of getting something here.

 

Benik Afobe anytime scorer

Tom Ince anytime scorer

 

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

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

AVG Goals

0.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Stoke City Form Guide

Stoke City Team Logo

Stoke City

Won

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-01-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

13-02-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 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)

Stoke City Preview

The Potters are unbeaten in seven but with four of their last five ending in a draw they are still stuck in the middle tier. They sit in 12th place with bookmakers still cautious and having them as ninth favourites for the title.

At the BET365 Stadium, they have won just one of their last four though they have lost just two of their last eight. Just one of their next five at their own ground is against a side in the top eight.

Benik Afobe is joint top Stoke scorer with five goals with his goal last weekend his first in the league since September. Tom Ince also has five goals and after a spell out injured he has returned with two in two.

 

Stoke City Team News

Ibrahim Afellay (knee) and Erik Pieters (knee) are doubts while Peter Etebo will miss the second of his three game suspension.

Ipswich Town Preview

The Tractor Boys have taken just two points from their last eight fixtures and are rooted to the bottom. They are seven points below the side in 19th (Bolton) and are firm favourites to be relegated.

Away from Portman Road, they are without a victory in their last four though their only win this season did come on their travels. Each of their next six on the road are against teams in the top 12.

Gwion Edwards is their joint topscorer this season with four goals though the Welshman has just one in his last seven. Freddie Sears also has four goals for the campaign and these have come in the last five.

 

Ipswich Town Team News

Myles Kenlock (hamstring) is a doubt while Jon Walters, Tom Adeyami (both Achilles) and Emyr Huws (knee) are long-term absentees.

Stoke City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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

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

Stoke City vs Ipswich Town Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
3 RB Erik Pieters 183 84
5 CD Ashley Williams 183 77
17 CD Ryan Shawcross 191 76
23 LB Cuco Martina 185 72
22 CM Sam Clucas 178 74
38 CM Ryan Woods 173 64
4 CM Joe Allen 168 62
19 RF Saido Berahino 180 77
9 CF Benik Afobe 183 79
7 LF Thomas Ince 178 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Gerken 183 77
5 CD Matthew Pennington 185 77
3 RB Jonas Knudsen 185 72
4 CD Luke Chambers 185 87
12 LB Jordan Spence 180 77
11 CM Jon Nolan 175 72
21 CDM Flynn Downes 172 -
6 CDM Trevoh Chalobah - -
36 CM Jack Lankester - -
20 CM Freddie Sears 170 75
19 CF Jordan Roberts 180 82