Ipswich vs Reading Prediction & Match Preview

Ipswich vs Reading
England – Championship
Date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Portman Road (Ipswich).

Both these teams are fighting as if their lives depended on it, and surely there’s a reason behind. They risk getting a boot to League 1 at the end of the season if they don’t manage to stay above the cut-off line. As such, Ipswich is the most aggrieved one, as they have rightly occupied the dead-last spot for quite some time. More than that, they are at least ten points off safety.

This game will be one of the most important tests the team faces in 2018/19. They are going against another team that is battling relegation, and with a loss, they would concede massive ground in the race and will strike the proverbial nail in their coffins. But a win will boost their chances to escape the exit pit, sky-high, considering they are taking on a direct rival.

Ipswich vs Reading Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Two of the last three games had only one team on the scorecard.
  • The very last meeting and two of the last four ended in draws.
  • The last six wins at this venue can be evenly split into three each for either.
  • One of the last two encounters at this pitch ended with both teams sharing the spoils.

Ipswich vs Reading Prediction

For both sides, and Ipswich especially, one of the most important fixtures of this season. These two have been fellow relegation-battlers for some time, and now they are pitted against each other. Since there’s no selfless friendship in football, neither can risk losing this game.

A loss in this tie will almost spell doom for the hosts, and there would be no realistic comeback in sights. On the other hand, a win will stack the odds a lot more in favor of them for avoiding an embarrassing downgrade to the lower division. Coming to Reading, right now they float on top of the relegation line, and a single loss would be enough for them to drown again.

At any cost, both will try to avoid a loss like the plague. And then, if the situation allows, go for the win. Consequentially, an overly defensive game is on the cards, and a goalless first half is almost a certainty.

Ipswich vs Reading Betting Tips

  • Half Time Result: Draw @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Half Time Correct Score: 0-0 @ 2.62 (13/8).