Sunderland vs Ipswich Town
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 3rd February 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).
Sunderland despite their recent managerial change are still sitting in the relegation zone. Sure Chris Coleman made a little bit of improvement but the team is still far from the needed form. On the bright side there’s only 1 point separating Sunderland from 21st Hull City and they can climb out any round.
Last game Sunderland lost a vital encounter. They had the chance to get a win over one of their rivals for survival but failed. 3-1 defeat at St. Andrews was all they could do. The result was 3-0 at some point but Sunderland managed to get at least a consolidation goal.
Ipswich have probably lost reasonable chances for promotion this year. It wasn’t probably their target to be honest after barely surviving last season. The team opened the season tremendously but in recent weeks, it looks likely that they will continue to sit around mid-table.
Last round The Tractor boys put a fight against leaders Wolves but inevitably settle for the defeat. The defended well and even had a few chances but Wolves pragmatic approach proved successful. Minimal victory for the leaders and Ipswich left the game empty handed.
Sunderland vs Ipswich: Head-to-head
- Sunderland have a single victory in their last 5 games
- Sunderland have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 games
- Ipswich are winless in 4 consecutive visits
- Sunderland have won all their 6 games against Ipswich at home
- Ispwich won the previous meeting at Portman road with 5-2
Sunderland vs Ipswich: Predictions
Sunderland need to pick something here. The team risks slipping deeper into the zone if they fail to gain anything from the game. Ipswich are not amongst the best hosts and may struggle again on the road.
In terms of goals both teams are a bit goal-shy and have difficulty scoring. Under 2.5 goals looks a decent alternative in this one.
Sunderland vs Ipswich: Bet Tips
Sunderland DNB at 1.71
Under 2.5 goals at 1.69.