Ipswich Town vs Aston Villa
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 18th August 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Portman Road (Ipswich).
Ipswich hosts Aston Villa in another game this Saturday. The Tractor boys are still looking for their first victory of the season while Aston Villa took all the possible points so far.
Ipswich finished in the middle of the table last season following Mick McCarthy’s reign. The team now has another challenge which comes after parting ways with a long serving manager – to stabilize themselves in the league.
The tractor boys have won just a single point this season after their opening 2 rounds. The 2-2 draw against Blackburn may be somewhat acceptable but losing to the newcomers Rotherham probably hurt their fans. The team also exited the Carabao cup following penalty defeat from lower league Exeter.
Aston Villa failed in the playoffs last year and will be looking for a top 2 finish this time around and direct return to English top flight. The team plays well and scores a lot but despite all the experience at their back The Villans are still leaking some goals.
The Second City side won both their opening games along with their Carabao Cup fixture against Yeovil. The concern though is the 3 goals already conceded in their opening 2 games of the season – 2 against Wigan and 1 against Hull. The team’s attacking power compensates so far for the defensive issues but that may not always be the case.
Ipswich Town vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head
- Aston Villa won both fixtures last season with a clean sheet – 0-4 at Portman Road and 2-0 at Vila Park
- At least 1 of the sides failed to score in their last 4 meetings
- Aston Villa is unbeaten at Portman Road in 4 games – 2 victories and 2 draws
- Ipswich has just a single victory in their last 12 games against Aston Villa
Ipswich Town vs Aston Villa: Predictions
Aston Villa are a good side which following the speculation about their manager looks stabilized. Ipswich are a decent side but nothing more. They will have trouble against the better opponents in the league. Aston Villa are favourites for this one and should continue to impress.
Ipswich Town vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
Aston Villa to win at 11/10 (2.10)
Both teams to Score – NO @ 9/10 (1.90).