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Ipswich vs Bristol City Predictions

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  • Portman Road
Ipswich
Bristol City
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Tip Reasoning

Can Paul Lambert claim his first win as Ipswich boss when they host Bristol City on Wednesday? They have the perfect chance to claim three points, as they host a woefully out of form Robins side. The visitors come here in terrible form, but will that be enough to boost the league’s bottom side? It’s been an awful campaign for the Tractor Boys, and the arrival of Lambert has failed to fix it. Can they add a much needed three points to the board, or will Bristol City manage to return to form?

The hosts are without a win in their last six games, following their weekend loss to West Brom. They are now six points shy of safety, and the Tractor Boys are heavy favourites for relegation. They come into this game needing to do a lot of work in order to turn things around to claim survival, and we struggle to see Lambert getting them clear of the drop zone. However, can he start to turn things around when they host Bristol City?

The visitors have lost their last four games, and they will be aiming to avoid losing a fifth. They’ve slipped down to 14th in the table as a result of that losing streak, and it’s left them just five points clear of the drop zone. A defeat to the league’s bottom side is only going to add to relegation concerns at Ashton Gate, so the visitors will need to come away with something in this clash.

Luckily for the visitors, Ipswich are yet to win a home game in the league this season. That dreadful record has helped to leave them bottom of the pile this season, as has their dodgy attacking record. They’ve scored the second fewest number of goals in the division, meanwhile the visitors have a much stronger defence than their league position suggests. Only four sides have conceded fewer goals so far this term, which should make things difficult for Lambert’s men going forward this week.

The visitors aren’t that great going forward, having hit just five goals more than the Tractor Boys. The visitors have seen just five sides score fewer goals this season, and a huge 67% of their games have seen fewer than three goals. Ipswich have seen less than three goals in 78% of their home games, and as a result we’re backing under 2.5 here. On top of that, we’re backing a fifth 1-1 draw for the hosts at this ground.

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