Bristol Rovers vs Ipswich Prediction & Match Preview

Bristol Rovers vs Ipswich
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Memorial Stadium (Bristol).

With just a handful of matches to go in the competition, Ipswich is 10th in the table. They have just 7 points away from a playoff spot but have a string of losses recently. Currently, they have a 4 match losing streak.

The visitors desperately need a win to raise their spirits and give the fans something to cheer about.

Bristol finally got a win ending a 3 match losing streak in their last league fixture. An away loss to Southend was a real shocker as the latter is in the red zone.

Bristol Rovers vs Ipswich: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • These teams have one win each in their 2 head to head matches.
  • Both those games had over 2.5 goals at the final whistle.
  • Both sides scored in those matches as well.
  • This will be their first meeting at this venue ever.

Bristol Rovers vs Ipswich: Prediction

Despite having a good away record in the first half of the season, the Blues have lost their way recently. They have only 1 win in all their 11 previous competitive matches. During this period they played in league and Cup and lost 6 of those 11games. The most recent away result was a 2-1 defeat to Blackpool.

There is nothing much of home advantage for the Pirates either. They have only 2 wins in the last 10 games here and lost5 in return. But those wins came recently and against Sunderland and Blackpool. A goalless draw against Fleetwood was also not so long ago.  I will go for a double chance for a draw or the hosts getting a narrow win.

A considerable number of games this season for both these sides were low scoring matches.  In 22 matches of Ipswich and in 19 matches of the Pirates, the final score had less than 2.5 goals. Both of their recent results also point to a similar trend. I think we can see a similar scoreline on Saturday also.

Bristol Rovers vs Ipswich: Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.73 (8/11).
  • Double Chance: Draw or Bristol to win @ 1.63 (5/8).