Ipswich vs Sheffield United Predictions & Match Preview

Ipswich vs Sheffield United
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 22nd December 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Portman Road (Ipswich).

Ipswich hosts Sheffield United at the Portman Road, this Saturday, as part of their 23rd round in the English Championship. Sheffield United is one of the top-performing team in the league right now, while Ipswich is easily the worst.

Ipswich is 24th and dead-last in the league table. They have acquired  14 points so far from their 22 matches. The team won two of these 22, drew eight and lost the remaining 12. Ipswich scored 18 goals and conceded 37 in the process. They lost four of their last five matches and won the last game. The side scored four goals during the while and conceded nine.

Sheffield United is fifth in league standings and has 37 points against their name. Their record reads 11 wins, four draws, and seven losses. Sheffield scored 35 goals and conceded 26. They have a mixed record in their last five games. Two wins, one draw, and two losses. The side scored eight goals and let seven past their defense.

Ipswich recorded a rare win, against Wigan, in their last league fixture. The final score was 1-0, in favor of the hosts. Sears scored the winner in the 67th minute. Sheffield lost against West Brom, at home, last weekend. Sheffield had scored the first goal of the match, but West Brom held on and scored two more to take the three points.

Ipswich vs Sheffield United Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Sheffield United won the last h2h match between these teams, the scoreline being 0-1, in favor of the guests.
  • Six of the last eight h2h wins belong to Sheffield United.
  • Three of the last five h2h wins are in the name of the visiting sides.
  • Ipswich was winless in two of their last 24 games.
  • Sheffield lost just five of their last 21 fixtures.
  • Ipswich won two of their last 21 home-ties.
  • Sheffield was unbeaten in 13 of their last 17 attempts on the road.

Ipswich vs Sheffield United Prediction

Sheffield is one of the few teams in the league that has secured more points from their away games than the ones at home. They perform extremely well on the road, and for this match, they are paired against the weakest side in the competition. Sheffield United will win this match.

The average number of goals in Sheffield’s matches is 2.8, while the number is 2.5 for Ipswich. Sheffield tends to score a lot of goals, especially against teams from the bottom tier. Ipswich is a team with one of the weakest defenses in the league. This match will see more than 2.5 goals.

Other than Bolton, no team has lost more second halves than Ipswich. Coupled that with Sheffield’s tendency to go after big scores once the win is at sight, we will most probably see at least a goal from the visitors in the second half.

Ipswich vs Sheffield United Betting Tips

  • Sheffield United to win and Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.80 (9/5)
  • Sheffield United to Score in the Second Half @ 1.60 (3/5).

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