Both teams are not approaching the upcoming clash in the best shape, which raises questions from fans of both clubs. Ipswich has not won for three rounds in a row, having lost two matches and drawn once. West Brom also does not shine, the team lost two matches and got a hard victory over Birmingham (1-0, goal in the 85th minute) without showing any cohesive game. Despite this, both teams are contenders for promotion next season. Ipswich was recently in second place in the table and still has an excellent chance of reaching the Premier League without participating in the playoffs. West Brom, given the 13 points gap from second place, are most likely concentrating on the end of the season, where the Baggies will fight for the remaining ticket to the top division.
Ipswich Town vs. West Bromwich Albion Preview
Ipswich Town Preview
After a good first half of the championship, Ipswich began to feel feverish and the team fell from second to 4th place. Despite this, the gap from second-placed Southampton is only a point, which allows to talk about the potential promotion of the team to the Premier League, avoiding the playoffs. The team's form is causing concern - the team lost its point advantage, failed to win the last 7 of 8 rounds of the Championship. It is unlikely that Ipswich will drop out of the top 6, given the 15 points difference from seventh-placed Hull City, but the head coach, Kieran McKenna, has repeatedly emphasized that the goal is to promote directly, which means it is necessary to get points.
West Bromwich Albion Preview
West Brom are also not in the best shape, which is especially noticeable in the team's away games. Three defeats in a row and zero goals scored - the Carlos Corberán team is approaching the next away game with not the most favorable statistics behind them. Despite this, the team still has reason for optimism - in the last three matches between the clubs, the Baggies have never lost, having won 2 and drawn once. West Brom also has a trump card up their sleeve - Austrian Andreas Weimann, whose goals in three out of four cases turned out to be decisive, allowing the team to get the necessary points.
Betting Tips for Ipswich Town vs. West Bromwich Albion
Both Teams to Score
Both teams have motivation and high expectations from the fans. Ipswich has a good goalscoring record, the team ranks third in the league (53 goals in 29 games). West Brom, after their dry series, simply have to start scoring again in away games, which the head coach of the team also drew attention to. William Hill evaluates this Ipswich Town vs. West Bromwich Albion prediction with odds of 1.80.
Total Under 2.5 Goals
Despite the fact that the end of the championship is still far away, both teams realize the importance of meetings with rivals from the top 6 of the table. Both head coaches of the team will prefer to earn one point rather than be left with nothing, and for sure the match will be very pragmatic in its content. In addition, the last 2 face-to-face meetings ended without an abundance of goals (2-0, 1-1). William Hill evaluates this Ipswich Town vs. West Bromwich Albion tip with odds of 1.85.
First to Score - West Bromwich Albion
Ipswich has terrible statistics - the team has conceded first in four meetings in a row. The team has problems with concentration, which became especially noticeable in the second half of the season. West Brom, on the other hand, intends to break their scoring drought away, so we should expect an active start to the match from the guests. Ipswich Town vs. West Bromwich Albion odds for this outcome are 2.30 as evaluated by William Hill.
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