Middlesbrough 1/1 to be Ipswich in Saturdays Championship clash
Market: Middlesbrough to beat Ipswich
Odds: 1/1 @ Bet365
With the Championship table reaching the end of the season, English football’s second division remains incredibly tight at both ends of the table with just a single point seeing a team jump several places. On that note, Middlesbrough will look to all but guarantee their playoff spot when they travel to Ipswich on Saturday afternoon.
For the hosts, with long-time manager Mick McCarthy stepping down last month, Ipswich once again find themselves at the wrong end of the Championship table. After 45 games this season, the Blues have won 17, drawn eight and lost 20, scoring 55 and conceding 58 in return. With a points tally of 59, Ipswich now sit 13th in the Championship table and while they have comfortable surpassed their points tally of last year and have confirmed their Championship status once again, the Blues are 13 points adrift of the top six. As for their recent form, although they are coming off the back of a 4-0 win against Reading last weekend, they have only managed to win two of their last 11. Ipswich have also only won a single match at Portland Road since January.
As for the visitors, Middlesbrough have enjoyed a successful spell under Tony Pulis and are now one game away from all but guaranteeing their spot in the playoffs. After 45 Championship games this season, Middlesbrough have won 22, drawn nine and lost 14, scoring 65 and conceding 43. With a points tally of 75, the Reds now sit fifth in the table and hold a five-point buffer over falling out of the Top 6, with a 12 goal advantage over Preston in seventh, three points should be enough. As for their recent form, Middlesbrough have now won their last three games in a row and have also lost just one of their last eight.
Bet: Middlesbrough to be Ipswich in Saturdays Championship clash 1/1 @ Bet365>>