Leeds United vs Ipswich Town
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 23rd September 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: Elland Road.
Ipswich are looking in a good mood but they are facing huge challenge against leaders Leeds Untied.
Leeds suffered their first defeat when they face Millwall last round. The team was looking almost invincible but got stunned by the determined Lions. Striker O’Brien scored the important goal 15 minutes before the end. Leeds also played 120 minutes against Burnley and managed to get into the next round of the League Cup.
The Tractor boys returned to winning ways last week. A victory over Bolton with a clean sheet was a relief after their 2 consecutive losses. Skuse and McGoldrick were the scorers for the 2-0 victory.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Leeds undefeated run came to an end last round. 7 games in a row without a defeat with 6 straight clean sheets was looking pretty impressive. United will be hoping to jump right back up on their feet and keep their first place.
Leeds uses 4-2-3-1 formation with lots of creativity and ideas up front. Their defensive line also looks stable and this is beginning to look like a season their fans will enjoy.
Ipswich has 5 victories and 2 defeats so far this season sitting on 5th place. Their only defeats came against QPR and Fulham with 2-1 and 2-0 respectively. Interesting fact is that Ipswich failed to score in just a single game so far and managed 3 clean sheets.
Ipswich is a versatile team which can play in many different shapes and formation. The only relatively untouched thing is the attacking trio of McGoldrick, Waghorn and Garner.
Leeds vs Ipswich: Head to head
- Both teams have won 4 games each in the last ten with 2 draws.
- At home Leeds have 3 victories, 1 defeat and a draw.
- Last season Leeds won their home game and drew away at Pirelli Stadium.
Leeds vs Ipswich: Prediction
Leeds may have some tired legs with the midweek fixture but they are the better team and Elland Road is their fortress. Ipswich may be in good form but their victories are coming against the bottom half sides and are having obvious troubles against the bigger teams. Leeds are favorites here to go back to winning ways.
Leeds vs Ipswich: Bet Tips
Leeds to win for 1.63 with Pinnacle.
Leeds to win to nil for 2.40 with Bet365.
Leeds over 1.5 goals for 1.72 with Bet365.