Sunderland vs Ipswich
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).
Considering how Sunderland have performed over the course of the last several match-days, and especially at their home, they are considered to be the favorites. On top of that, Ipswich have been totally underwhelming in away games since December as well.
Sunderland vs Ipswich Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last six matches had goals from both teams.
- Ipswich hold a 100% unbeaten record since 2007.
- 12 of the previous 14 overall h2h wins went to the teams that had hosted the games.
- At this venue, Sunderland hold a 100% winning record, disregarding the latest meeting here (in 2018).
- Four of the last six overall encounters saw Sunderland concede two or more goals.
Sunderland vs Ipswich Prediction
Sunderland lost on the road the last match-day, against Portsmouth. The scoreline was 2-0 in favor of the hosts, and it was the first loss for the former in their last ten games. Moreover, with this defeat, they were also replaced from the playoff list (top-six of the league table).
Ipswich meanwhile lost at home against Peterborough. The guests recorded a 1-4 scorecard, and the sole consoling goal for Ipswich had come late, via a penalty. It was the second loss in a row for Ipswich, and they surely will be aiming to not let this upcoming match become a third straight defeat.
They do hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent this past decade, and they also have the confidence of coming from the Championship (the team was recently relegated). Moreover, Ipswich had also scored twice or more in four of the last six h2h clashes, and scored a total of eight from the previous three meetings.
As such, expect Sunderland to fail to keep a clean sheet this weekend. However, they do have the home advantage, and were unbeaten in nine of their last ten overall games. The team also had won four of their last six fixtures. Importantly, at home they have lost just twice this whole season.
In addition, home teams have recorded 12 of the prior 14 h2h wins, and at this venue, Sunderland hold a 100% h2h winning record barring a single 2018 meeting. Finally, Ipswich were winless in nine of their last ten road trips. Considering all these factors, it’s adjudged that Sunderland are on course to deliver a win.
Sunderland vs Ipswich Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Sunderland @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).