Ipswich Town vs Bristol City – England Championship Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Round 24 of the Sky Bet Championship brings us a game between two teams which are neighbors in the standings – Ipswich and Bristol. Both of them are in the lower half of the league, not involved in the relegation battle just yet, but not very far from it either. Their direct game is one both teams will aim to win.
Ipswich Town vs Bristol City – 30/12/2016
FT Result: Ipswich 2.75 or 7/4 Draw 3.30 or 23/10 Bristol 2.80 or 9/5
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.05 or 21/20 Under 1.75 or 3/4
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.80 or 4/5 No 1.90 or 10/11
Ipswich will be the home team, although this isn’t that big of an advantage if you look at their standings this season. 4 wins, 5 draws and 3 defeats at home and a 14-11 goal difference aren’t impressive stats. Moreover, they’ve only won one game out of their last 5, losing against Fulham and Nottingham and even drawing Cardiff and Rotherham – both teams that are below them in the standings. It’s safe to say that Ipswich isn’t the best team in the division in front of their home fans, but is Bristol City the team that can profit?
If we look at their recent form, especially their away form, it doesn’t really look like it. Bristol has suffered 4 straight league defeats on away grounds and have only won 7 points in their last 10 games – 3 of which came from their home game against Ipswich. This is one of their main advantages going into Round 24 – the fact that they’ve beaten their opponents last time they met, which happened just a few weeks ago.
Ipswich Town vs Bristol City Betting Tips
That being said, we recommend against going for any sort of bet on the final score of the game. We recommend a “both teams to score” bet and maybe even an “over 2,5” goal bet – which has excellent odds. 9 of Bristol’s 12 away games this season were such “over” games, so it’s safe to assume that we might see another one. At least one goal scored by the away side is also an interesting bet, with Bristol scoring 17 goals in 12 away games so far – and also conceding 20.
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.86 or 20/23 with 138
Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 2.00 or 1/1 with 138