Accrington vs Ipswich
England- FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 5th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Crown Ground (Accrington).
The Stanley has been losing games consecutively in the League One. With 9 wins and defeats each, they are currently at the 12th spot after 26 rounds are completed in the league.
The major problem they are facing in the League is a poor defensive show. A total of 35 goals have been given away by their back-line after scoring only 27 in return. It has been a comparatively easy run for them in FA Cup this season. The opener for them saw a 1-0 win over Colchester.
After a 3-1 win over Cheltenham in the previous round of the Cup, they will be confident coming into this game. But things will not be easy for them as their opponents are a team from the Championship.
Home form of the Accy looks promising as they have won 3 of their last 5 matches here. But none of those 5 matches gave them a clean sheet.
The away side are in a state of bothering themselves. Their last competitive match was a home loss to Millwall in the Championship which was their third defeat on the trot. The Blues are at the bottom of the table after 26 rounds played and also has the worst defensive record in the League with 46 goals conceded.
This is their first match in the FA Cup and this one seems to be a Herculean task for Paul Lambert’s side. With a defensive show similar to schoolchildren his team will have to fight hard against the home side for staying in the competition.
Away record clearly points to yet another defeat for the visitors. They were unable to get a point in any of their previous 4 matches in the Championship.
Both these sides started the New Year off with a loss in their respective domestic competitions. They would not want to repeat that in the FA Cup as well. So we can expect a fiery contest on Saturday.
Accrington vs Ipswich: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This will be the first time these two will meet in a competitive fixture.
Accrington vs Ipswich: Prediction
There is a clear difference in squad strength and playing style between these two sides. But the visitors are not in a position to challenge the hosts right now. Most probably they will end up in League One next season. Even though with a 4 match losing streak going on for the Blues, we can bet on the match to either end with spoils shared or the away team to win with 1.57 odd.
Both sides have been leaking goals in their recent matches. The hosts do not have a clean sheet in their lasy6 competitive games at home. The same trend is followed by Ipswich in their last 10 matches as well. Thus it is safe to bet on both teams to score with 1.80 odd.
Accrington vs Ipswich: Betting Tips
Draw or Ipswich @ 1.57 (4/7).
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).