Ipswich Town vs Middlesbrough
English League Championship
Date: Sunday, 6 May 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Portman Road Stadium, Ipswich.
Ipswich Town rebounded from a demolishing 4-0 loss to Aston Villa in some style, producing the same battering away at Reading. The 0-4 victory away at Madejski may speak more of the Royals’ horrendous form rather than Ipswich’s strong performance, but the Tractor Boys will definitely come into the final days with an improved confidence ahead of the clash with Boro.
The visitors showed strength in a comprehensive 2-0 victory over fellow playoffs hopefuls Millwall last weekend at Riverside. It was the third consecutive win for Tony Pulis and his men who have reasons to enter the playoffs in a fantastic mood regardless of the outcome of the final day clash at Portman Road Stadium.
Ipswich Town vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-head
Ipswich Town lead the head to head tie by two wins, but Boro won three of last four encounters with the Tractor Boys.
Furthermore, the Tractor Boys did not score a single goal in last three head to head matches with Middlesbrough.
Nevertheless, Boro only won 4 of 19 matches at Portman Road over the course of history.
Ipswich Town vs Middlesbrough: Prediction
Pulis may well rest his star man Britt Assombalonga for the upcoming semi-final tie here, meaning Patrick Bamford could get the chance to make the starting lineup in an attempt to ensure the Welsh manager he is worth introducing to the initial XI in the playoffs.
Ipswich’s caretaker manager Bryan Klug will thus have a nice chance to finish the season on a high with a win over the playoffs contestant here, The value is strong in backing the Tractor Boys to clinch a three-pointer at the sky-high 4.00 odds given the visitors will likely rest some of their main stars for the mentioned playoff ties.
The Tractor Boys are also worth backing to notch two or more goals at the 3.40 odds after they bagged as many as four last time out at Madejski.
Ipswich Town vs Middlesbrough: Bet Tips
Ipswich Town to win @ 4.00
Ipswich Town Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.40.