Championship, kick-off at 12:00pm Sunday 22nd October 2017 from Portman Road
All but one of this weekend’s Championship fixtures takes place on Saturday afternoon, with the spare scheduled for Sunday, Ipswich vs Norwich settled in front of the Sky Sports cameras from 12.00pm. The locals enter the round two points off the play-off places, with a game in hand over those around them in the table.
Three points here would help push The Tractor Boys onto bigger and better things, a strong season expected under manager Mick McCarthy, but to achieve that they must slap down a visiting Norwich side who are two places higher in the division. Settle down for an entertaining 90 minutes. We aim to boost your enjoyment with our free betting tips and predictions.
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Team News – Ipswich
The locals go in on the back of two defeats in-a-row, and they’ve been on the wrong side of the result in three of their last four. Starting the month with a narrow 1-0 loss to Sheffield United on the road, Chris Basham scored his first goal of the season for The Blades, and didn’t he time it to perfection? The match-winner started the second-half on the front-foot, heading in shortly after the re-start to make the difference. Ipswich had their share of chances to get level, but couldn’t find a way past a stubborn defence.
Defeat never sits well with McCarthy, and he declared himself annoyed at full-time. The experienced gaffer was happy enough with how his boys started the contest, but thought the goal was a weak one to concede. It certainly was avoidable, The Tractor Boys punished for a lack of concentration. He did assure fans this season will be open, his club having every chance of fighting for promotion. To get anywhere near that, they must arrest their recent slump on Sunday.
Joe Garner has been a real positive since his arrival from Rangers on the cheap, and he’s 23/4 with 888Sport to score first, while teammate Martyn Waghorn, who had a few chances last weekend, is 17/2 with the same bookie. A home win has been priced as second favourite, with odds compilers happy to take Ipswich on, offering 12/5 (Betfair) on the locals. That’s a surprise, especially on their own patch, and will go in a share of betting tips and predictions.
Team News – Norwich
The Canaries are two places and one point higher in the ranks than their hosts, sitting pretty in eighth, poised to make an assault on the top-six promotion slots. Leeds United in sixth are just a point away, Cardiff in second currently five better. That can be credited to a strong recent run of form, the visitor’s last five made up of three wins and two draws.
Six points from six was achieved thanks to wins over Reading and Middlesbrough on the road, but they had to settle for a share in their first outing of the month, fighting out a 1-1 with Hull at home. It was a point they were fortunate to get too, The Tigers leading through a Dicko goal up until the 96th minute, Oliveira knocking in an equaliser to break Hull hearts. Slutsky looked devastated, Farke credited his side for fighting right to the end.
Another share has been written off, bet365 confident enough to offer a market best price of 13/5. That’s worth another look, but if you’d prefer to stick with the form side, Coral trade the Norwich win as 23/20 favourite. The Canaries have a stunning recent record over Ipswich, and that has won over those who hold the purse strings.
Ipswich vs Norwich – Championship Tips and Betting Predictions
The best of our betting tips at Portman Road on Sunday will be both teams to score in front of the live TV cameras. Get involved at 4/6 with Betfair. That would have been a winning bet in each of the last four meetings of these rivals, and is more than capable of falling into place again. A price for your accas, no doubt, but we have it as a confident pick.
Following the trends should pay well here and each of the last two meetings of Ipswich and Norwich have ended 1-1. That has also been the case in three of the last four. Who are we to ignore such a big clue? A repeat is 13/2 favourite, best when getting your money down at Bet Victor. Most of the competition make the same outcome much shorter.
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