Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town Preview

March 13, 2015 | By

Coral Free BetsChampionship action Saturday Lunchtime comes from The Riverside Stadium and features Middlesbrough versus Ipswich Town.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 12:15pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town Preview, Championship, Saturday 14th March 2015

This is a huge game in the outcome of the Championship standings as we have four teams at the top of the table all on 66 points. This game will feature 4th place Middlesbrough host 7th placed team Ipswich Town. A win here for Middlesbrough would really pile on the pressure on the three teams who are level on points with them which, are Derby County, Watford and leaders on goal difference Bournemouth. Middlesbrough have been in some bad form recently and have only won once in their last three games played.

Ipswich Town head into this game having lost twice and drew once in their last three games and it is safe to say they will be kicking themselves as they could have been top of the league by quite some margin if they had won those three games. A win here could take them up a couple of people and would see them move just two points behind the four leaders for a few hours until the other take to the pitch. Mick McCarthy will be gearing up his players for this one as it has huge importance if they are to return to the Premier league.

Middlesbrough Team News:

Middlesbrough look to have no players injured heading into this game which will absolutely delight the manager. Another bonus is that they currently have no suspended players. Middlesbrough will play a 4-2-3-1 formation with KiKi the most likely to play the game as a lone striker.

Ipswich Town Team News:

Manager Mick McCarthy will also be happy with the players that he has at his disposal. They do have one injury which is Noel Hunt who has a ligament tear. Ipswich Town will play a standard 4-4-2 formation with Sears and Murphy the most likely pair to start the game in attack.

Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town Head to Head Statistics:

These two teams have played each other 35 times prior to this match, Middlesbrough have won 9 of those games, losing 14 to Ipswich with the other 12 games ending all square. At home Boro have won 6 and lost 4.

20/12/14 CHA Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough 2 : 0
08/03/14 CHA Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town 2 : 0
14/09/13 CHA Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough 3 : 1
02/02/13 CHA Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough 4 : 0
15/09/12 CHA Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town 2 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 35 games these two teams have played against each other over many there was a total of 81 goals, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.31.

Both teams have not been in the best of form right now and have been struggling to hit the nets as well as they were doing earlier on in the season but with this being a huge game and both sides desperate for the 3pts we should at see at least a few goals grace the back of the nets on Saturday lunch time.

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Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town Recent Form (Left to Right)

Middlesbrough: L W L W L

Ipswich Town: L W L L D

It is clear to see that both sides have been struggling to find their best form this season, Middlesbrough have won twice and lost three times whilst, Ipswich Town have won one, lost three and drawn once.

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Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town Match Betting Odds Market

Middlesbrough are the big favourites to win this match and it is not hard to see why as they are the team at the top end of the table and are deperate to move top of the table for at least a couple of hours on Saturday lunchtime when the two teams meet. The best price is 20/21 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw for me seems a likely outcome considering that the two teams are quite closely matched in league position however, in the last five games there has not been any draws between the two clubs. These two teams also have a fairly low number of overall draws. The best price is 5/2 with PaddyPower – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

Ipswich Town are the clear underdogs to win this match which is about right as prices by the online bookmakers the best price is 18/5 with LadBrokes – £25 Free Bets for New Customers. I think if Ipswich are to get something from this game then they will need Murphy to be firing on all cylinders.

Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Championship action on Saturday Lunchtime will be coming from the Riverside Stadium when 4th place Championship side Middlesbrough host 7th positioned Championship side Ipswich Town in what promises to be an action packed game with plenty of drama to unfold.

Middlesbrough know that a win here would take them top of the league with a three points cushion however, depending on the scorelines the other three teams could all move back level if they win their respective matches.

Ipswich Town will be having other ideas for the outcome of this game on Saturday though as they are trying to keep on the tails of the top four teams and a win here would do just that and take them two points behind their opponents.

The plus side for Ipswich Town is that they have only lost two of their last ten meeting with Middlesbrough however, on the flip side Ipswich have only won one of their last eight games against Middlesbrough at the Riverside stadium.

My predictions for the game are going to be Middlesbrough to win this game and both teams to score in the match as I think Middlesbrough will win but I think Ipswich will get on the score sheet.

My Saver is going to be Patrick Bamford to score the first goal of the match as he is currently having an excellent season in front of goal and will be looking to add to his 11 goals tally come Saturday afternoon.

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