Ipswich Town vs Sheffield Wednesday
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Portman Road Stadium (Ipswich).
Sheffield Wednesday got themselves out of the relegation trouble with a fine run of three wins, two draws and one defeat in last six league outings. They are now 11 points above the danger area and can calmly head into the final third of the season.
This can’t be said for their Saturday counterparts Ipswich Town who will need a miracle to save the second tier status for next season. The Tractor Boys are struggling badly in this term of Championship. They sit at the very foot of the league standing with just 18 points collected from 29 games. The safe zone is as many as seven points away at the moment.
Paul Lambert will thus have a mountain to climb to at least earn the right for a hope in the next couple of weeks. With fixtures against promotional chasers Norwich City Derby County upcoming, it’s clear the Tractor Boys need a win here against bottom-half rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
Ipswich Town vs Sheffield Wednesday: Head-to-head
Ipswich Town lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into their 46th meeting with the Owls.
Sheffield Wednesday celebrated a 2-1 victory when outfits played each other in late-August last year.
As many as 11 of last 12 H2H encounters saw goals scored at both ends.
Ipswich Town vs Sheffield Wednesday: Prediction
We might not necessarily see the continuation of a high-scoring head to head trend due to the importance of the match as well as the fact neither of two sides can actually be thrilled with their current attacking form.
The Owls scored only two goals in past five matches across competitions and they failed to bag two or more goals in any of last ten games.
The Tractor Boys notched just two goals in last four outings. We expect a careful approach from the host who just can’t afford a failure here.
There should not be too many goal-scoring chances at least in the first half of the affair which is why we will go with the draw at the half time as the main betting call at the odds of 1.95.
Ipswich Town vs Sheffield Wednesday: Bet Tips
Draw at the half time @ 1.95 (19/20)
Ipswich Town or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2).