Ipswich Town vs Bolton Wanderers
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Portman Road Stadium (Ipswich).
Ipswich have struggled for points early in the campaign and they host Bolton Wanderers looking to escape the Championship rock bottom, where they sit after bagging just four points in eight outings. They come into the match after holding Brentford to a 1-1 draw and proving themselves as a tough side to beat, which will have Paul Hurst wanting to build on it.
Tractor Boys have thus bagged their fourth consecutive home draw this term, already holding off Blackburn, Aston Villa, and Norwich beforehand – both scoring and conceding goals on all of the occasions. We will now surely see them just as motivated with high stakes involved, which promises an exciting challenge.
Bolton have seen woes of their own and sit in the mid-table only for several solid displays earlier in the season, having bagged just one point in their last four outings. They’ve suffered losses to Sheffield United, QPR, and Middlesbrough since late August and although Ipswich will not be the same sort of a challenge, it could come off as a tough task to recuperate.
Ipswich Town vs Bolton Wanderers: Head-to-head
- Ipswich have bagged wins in all of the sides’ last five head to head clashes at Portman Road.
- Tractor Boys have also earned four draws at Bolton along the way and extended a nine-game unbeaten streak.
- We’ve seen two or fewer goals in all of the last five occasions at this ground too.
Ipswich Town vs Bolton Wanderers: Prediction
We will now back Ipswich to finally bag a win this term and possibly escape the red zone on Saturday, going for a Home win at 2.00. They have been solid at this ground beforehand and have great head-to-head records to build on too, which does have us feeling this serves as great value at this point.
However, we do feel we’re in for another very narrow contest between the sides with few goals, which could be untangled with just a single effort. With that in mind, we’ll also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.61 – feeling it as more of a banker bet and pushing heavy for it at this point.
Ipswich Town vs Bolton Wanderers: Bet Tips
Ipswich to win @ 1/1 (2.00)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 3/5 (1.61).