Sunderland vs Ipswich Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sunderland vs Ipswich Town Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon game (15:00) features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sunderland suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to relegation rivals Birmingham in their last fixture. The expected goals data indicates the Black Cats were a little unlucky but the Blues netted three times while all they had to show was a Bryan Oviedo effort.

Ipswich were last in action at the weekend going down 1-0 to Wolves at Portman Road. They saw more of the ball but struggled to break down the league leaders.

The reverse fixture came at the end of September and was a seven-goal thriller that the Suffolk side won 5-2. Martyn Waghorn, Bersant Celina, Jordan Spence, David McGoldrick and Grant Ward netted for the Tractor Boys and Billy Jones and Aiden McGeady for the Wearsiders.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sunderland are marginal favourites but given both sides are struggling for form now it is hard to come down heavy on one team too much so I will look elsewhere for the bets.

Around 60% of the goals for the home team come in the second-half and around 70% for the visitors so take a play on the second-half to be the highest scoring and YES both teams will score in the second-half.

Second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

YES both teams to score in the second-half

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

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Ipswich Town

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

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Sunderland

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

8

Draw

2

Lost

0
D H

02-10-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-10-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-10-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. A

Carlisle United Team Logo Carlisle United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

20-10-2018

League 1

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

23-10-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

27-10-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-11-2018

League 1

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-11-2018

FA Cup

Port Vale Team Logo Port Vale

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

13-11-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. A

Morecambe Team Logo Morecambe

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

17-11-2018

League 1

Wycombe Wanderers Team Logo Wycombe Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Ipswich Town Form Guide

Ipswich Town Team Logo

Ipswich Town

Won

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
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)

D A

29-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

02-10-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

06-10-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

20-10-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

24-10-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-10-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

03-11-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-11-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Sunderland Preview

The Black Cats have lost three of their last four and sit in the bottom three deep in relegation trouble. At the transfer deadline, they signed Ashley Fletcher and Lee Camp as well as getting Ovie Ejaria in on loan.

At the Stadium of Light, it has been a mixed bag of late with two victories, three draws and two defeats from their last seven. The last four home matches have produced a total of just five goals.

Sunderland are struggling for goals with just three netted from their last six in the Championship. Three of their last four meetings with Ipswich have gone over 2.5 goals and seen both teams score.

Sunderland Team News

Marc Wilson, Paddy McNair (both groin), Billy Jones, (unknown) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) are doubts. Jonny Williams (shoulder) and Darron Gibson (groin) are a few weeks away from a return while Duncan Watmore (knee) is out for the season.

Ipswich Town Preview

A run of just five points from their last seven fixtures has seen the Tractor Boys lose touch with the top six and they sit in 12th. It was a quiet deadline day with Barry Cotter from Limerick not the kind of signing to set pulses racing.

Away from Portman Road, they have lost three and drawn one of their last four though these defeats came at top eight sides. 26 of the 41 goals they have conceded this season have come on the road.

After a strong goalscoring start to the season Ipswich are struggling for goals having netted just four in their last seven. Around 70% of their league goals have come after the interval.

Ipswich Town Team News

Cole Skuse (ankle) and Adam Webster (Achilles) are rated doubtful. Tom Adeyemi, Teddy Bishop (both hamstring), Emyr Huws and Andre Dozzell (both knee) are long-term absentees.

Sunderland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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

0.9

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 vs Ipswich Town Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Lee Camp 183 75
18 CD Tyias Browning 181 76
16 CD John O'Shea 191 75
2 CD Billy Jones 181 77
3 RM Bryan Oviedo 172 70
28 CM Ethan Robson 178 73
6 CM Lee Cattermole 178 76
53 CM Ovie Ejaria - -
21 LM Adam Matthews 178 71
9 CF Ashley Fletcher 185 78
29 CF Joel Asoro 175 75
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Bartosz Bialkowski 194 83
27 CD Cameron Carter-Vickers 183 92
12 LB Jordan Spence 180 77
4 CD Luke Chambers 185 87
3 RB Jonas Knudsen 185 72
20 CM Freddie Sears 170 75
9 CM Martyn Waghorn 177 83
18 CM Grant Ward 178 73
16 CDM Callum Connolly 183 70
8 CDM Cole Skuse 185 72
14 CF Joe Garner 178 76