Ipswich Town vs Bristol City
Date: Friday, 30th December, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Portman Road, Ipswich.
Ipswich Town were totally outplayed at home by Fulham on the Boxing Day. The final score line read 2-0, but it would have been much wider if the visitors were sharper in front of the goal. The head-coach Mick McCarthy has not hidden the fact that his team were second best throughout the game and will be hoping much better from his players when they take the field against Bristol City on Friday night.
The Tractor Boys are 16th in the league table with 28 points, while Bristol are just behind them with 27 points.
Bristol City are also coming on the back of a defeat as they were punished by a late goal in a 3-2 thriller at the Molineux. After conceding the first goal within 3 minutes, Bristol went on to the break with a 2-1 lead, thanks to Tammy Abraham and Aden Flint. However, Helder Costa pulled things level just after the break before Ivan Cavaleiro’s late penalty to win all three points for the home side. This is Bristol’s 4th defeat in a row and 7th in the space of 8 matches.
Ipswich vs Bristol City: Head-to-head stats
The first leg clash was a 2-0 win for Bristol City, which extended their unbeaten run against Ipswich Town to 5 matches. Bristol won 3 games during the period and all the wins have come at home, while the 2 away games at Ipswich ended in draws.
However, Ipswich haven’t lost at home to Bristol in the last 8 matches in all competitions. The latest two are draws and overall stats read 5 wins and 3 draws.
Ipswich vs Bristol City: Prediction
Bristol are fast becoming one of the most vulnerable sides in the league and are coming to Portman Road with low confidence. Ipswich on the other hand, are a slightly better side at home and will fancy their chances here.
Both teams have issues in defense which have seen them conceding heavily in recent outings. And therefore, we will see a winner at the end of 90 minutes here. Ipswich is the team to back for a win here, especially when it is offered at the odds of 2.55.
Ipswich vs Bristol City: Bet Tips
Ipswich Town to win at 2.55 (17/11)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.10 (11/10).