Ipswich vs Sunderland
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: KC Stadium (Hull).
Luck has evaded Ipswich Town with the team suffered their third defeat in the space of four games on Saturday evening. It was always going to be a tricky affair away at Leeds United, who are currently sitting at the top of Championship table. But, the 3-2 full-time scoreline suggest that the Tractor Boys didn’t go down with a fight.
So has been the spirit of Mick McCarthy’s men this season. They started on a four match winning course, but three defeats from last four has pushed them to the edge of the promotion play-off zone. Sitting at sixth position in the table, Ipswich are 5 points behind the top two teams. But, they have a game in hand and could cover incredible ground if used wisely.
The Tractor Boys won 3 of their 4 home matches this season, while losing the other. They also kept clean sheets in those wins.
Sunderland are another candidate for double relegation. Since statrting their Championship campaign with a win and a draw, the team has now gone on without a win in 7 games. They were beaten at home by Cardiff on the weekend, which is their 5th loss in the period.
And finally it happened, Sunderland are back in the relegation zone after a promising start to the start. The are likely to remain there for a few weeks with tricky fixtures to Ipswich and Preston to come next.
Ipswich vs Sunderland: Head-to-head
This will be the first league meeting between the sides since 2007.
Sunderland are slightly ahead in recent h2h meetings with 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.
The home team haven’t lost in their last 12 head-to-head matches in league competitions.
Ipswich won 4 and drew 1 from their last 5 league meetings with Sunderland.
Ipswich vs Sunderland: Prediction
The form favours Ipswich Town at the moment and there is little positive to find from the Black Cats. Also, the h2h record suggest that this particular fixture favours the home team. With Ipswich being a team that picked 3 wins from their 4 home games this season, we can confidently back them to bag full points from this Championship match.
Ipswich vs Sunderland: Bet Tips
FT – Ipswich to win for 2.30
Over 2.5 FT goal at 1.95 odds.