Preston North End vs Ipswich Town
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 24th February 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Deepdale (Preston).
Preston have been around the play-off zone all season long. The team has the potential but something always eludes them. North End plays well but concedes so many draws losing a lot of points. Their style involves compact defensive line and utilizing almost every chance they get up front. Midweek they drew again this time against Aston Villa. Preston took the lead at Villa Park but let the opposition score from a penalty in the second half and shared the points.
Ipswich had a tremendous start of the season scoring tons of goals. In the later parts though their form declined and now they are sitting in the middle of the table. The team has lost realistic chances for top 6 finish and looks secure from relegation.
In the midweek fixtures the team lost to Cardiff. Ipswich played decently controlling the tempo of the game but failing to finish-off their chances. After a goalless first half Zohore found the net in the 65th minute. Ipswich tried to push further but Cardiff held firm to deny them.
Preston vs Ipswich: Head-to-head
- Preston have 3 1-1 draws in a row
- Preston are unbeaten in 7 league games – 2 victories and 5 draws
- Ipswich are winless in 3 games
- Ipswich have seen less than 2.5 goals in their last 8 games
- Ipswich won their previous meeting with Preston 3-0
- Preston failed to win their last 2 home games against Ipswich
Preston vs Ipswich: Predictions
This game looks to be evenly matched. Both sides are committing a lot of draws and we may see Preston’s 4th draw in a row. The teams rely on their stable defensive lines and forwards will have little to no chances for goals. The game shouldn’t offer much in terms of goals.
Preston vs Ipswich: Bet Tips
- Under 2.5 goals at 1.72
- Draw at 3.70.