West Brom vs Ipswich Town
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
West Bromwich Albion will have a great opportunity to bounce back from unpleasant back-to-back defeats to direct promotional rivals Sheffield United and Leeds United in last two rounds. The 4-0 loss to Leeds United on Friday evening at Elland Road was particularly painful for the team led by Darren Moore.
The Baggies will thus be highly motivated to get their promotional challenge up and running this weekend. They could not have asked for a better opposition given it comes in the likes of struggling rock-bottomed Ipswich Town.
The visitors practically gave up in the battle for survival as they sit as many as 12 points short of the safe zone. Ipswich Town only won 3 of 35 games this season and only 1 of 17 away from home. The Tractor Boys have a dreadful away record of 1 win, 3 draws and 13 defeats (10-35 goal difference) on travels this term.
West Brom vs Ipswich Town: Head-to-head
Ipswich Town lead the head to head tie by two wins, but it will count for little when they come face to face with the Baggies with such form.
West Bromwich Albion picked up a 1-2 victory when these two likes battled it out in late-November at Portman Road Stadium.
Three or more goals were seen just once in past five H2H encounters.
West Brom vs Ipswich Town: Prediction
WBA may have lost touch with Leeds United and Sheffield United in the battle for the top-two finish, but they desperately need a win here to regain the confidence after a 4-0 catastrophe at Elland Road. Also, West Brom are winless in past five games on the home patch across competitions.
Ipswich, on the other side, lost 8 and drew 1 of last 9 away fixtures. They fell 1-2 to relegation strugglers Reading on the home patch last weekend and have nothing to ask for against one of the deadliest attacking line-ups in the division here.
West Brom vs Ipswich Town: Bet Tips
HT/FT West Brom/West Brom @ 1.95 (19/20)
West Brom to win & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.05 (21/20).