Nottingham Forest vs Ipswich Betting Tips

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      Tip Reasoning

      Ipswich’s slide has been the most alarming. Having taken part in the Championship play-offs last season they were expected to challenge for the top six again and started very brightly, winning 5 matches in a row in all competitions after their opening day draw at Brentford.

      However they have won just 1 game since August and are winless in 6 Championship matches coming into this fixture, losing half of them. Away from home things have been especially poor and they’ve conceded 8 goals without scoring since their 1-0 win at Leeds, which itself followed on from a 5-1 hammering away at Reading. Their most recent defeat came in midweek and was a convincing 3-0 loss at Hull and Mick McCarthy is perhaps going through the toughest stint of his 3 year reign at Ipswich.

      Things aren’t any better at Forest who are 16th and have picked up only 2 points from their last 5 Championship matches and like Ipswich they are finding goals hard to come by at the moment. They have netted just 3 times in that run and have only scored more than 1 goal twice so far this season in the league.

      Only bottom club Bolton have scored fewer times than Nottingham Forest while Ipswich have the worst goalscoring record in the top half and with both sides so badly out of form it seems like it is worth backing there to be under 2.5 goals here at 17/20.

      Dougie Freedman might think his side have been a little unfortunate to not have accumulated more points though and he might have a point. They were looking good for a 1-0 win in midweek against high-flying Burnley after Eric Lichaj gave them the lead but the sending off of Henri Lansbury soon afterwards meant it would be a nervy last 15 minutes and the Clarets bagged a stoppage time equaliser to the disappointment of most of those inside the City Ground.

      It was the 3rd time this season that Forest have let 2 points slip by conceding late equalisers and if they’d held onto to their leads they’d be knocking on the door of the top six. Perhaps their fortune might change here though and against an Ipswich side that hasn’t scored in over 300 minutes of football away from home consider backing a 1-0 home win at 15/2.


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