Tranmere vs Ipswich Prediction & Match Preview

Tranmere vs Ipswich
England League One
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Prenton Park (Birkenhead).

Tranmere are yet to hit the ground running in the League One and are deservedly dwelling in the bottom half of the ladder. With Ipswich holding the upper hand in h2h encounters as well, the hosts are about to bite off more than what they can chew in this one.

Tranmere vs Ipswich Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous encounter saw Ipswich post a 4-1 win.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their past five games.
  • Five of their last six meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • The final scores have been tied in just one of their previous six encounters.
  • Ipswich are unbeaten in their past six matchups. (W-5, D-1, L-0)

Tranmere vs Ipswich Prediction

Tranmere have been alternating between draws and defeats in their last four games. Their most recent clash witnessed the hosts salvage no more than a point against the struggling Southend after both teams failed to find the back of the net.

The home team have also tasted success just once in their past ten games in the League One. With no more than twenty-two points to their name, Tranmere are currently sitting on the brink of the relegation zone.

Meanwhile, Ipswich will be making the trip to Prenton Park on the back of a three-match unbeaten streak. The visitors shared the spoils with Oxford United in a 0-0 draw in their last trip on the road. While at home, they took down Accrington with a whopping 4-1 scorecard.

It is also worth mentioning that Ipswich have been faring a lot better in their outings than at home this season. Impressively, they have stumbled just thrice on the road so far, and have been branded as the second-best away side in the cluster.

In sharp contrast, Tranmere have dropped points in nine of their previous twelve fixtures at home. To make matters worse for the hosts, Ipswich have secured the bragging rights in each of their last three meetings here.

As such, count on the visiting contingent to deprive Tranmere of a win this weekend.

Furthermore, Ipswich have been tough to breach in their outings this term. They have kept a clean sheet six times already on the road, and have conceded just thirteen goals in the process as well.

Additionally, all of their previous three h2h meetings here have been low scoring affairs with fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts. With Tranmere hardly showing any conviction at home, it is certainly safe to count on Ipswich to win and to do so with no more than a goal or two at the most.

Tranmere vs Ipswich Betting tips

  • Ipswich to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).