Ipswich Town

V

Portman Road

21/02/2018 | 7:45 pm

Cardiff City

V

Portman Road

21/02/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Second-placed Cardiff visit Ipswich looking to cement their position for automatic promotion.

Last time:  A 1-1 draw at Portman Road in December 2016 where an Aaron Gunnerson opener for Cardiff was canceled out by Luke Varney.

This time: It’s 13/5 for Ipswich to take the three points here, while Cardiff is 6/5 and the draw is 12/5.

You might remember:  A 3-1 home win for the Tractor Boys in April 2015, when goals from Fred Sears, Cole Skuse and Daryl Murphy sealed the three points. Cardiff’s only consolation was a goal by Eoin Doyle.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Ipswich Town’s Portman Road ground will host this Sky Bet Championship game

Ipswich is coming off the back of a 1-1 derby draw against rivals Norwich, where a 95th-minute Timm Klose goal canceled out Luke Chambers 89th-minute opener. Cardiff had themselves a good 1-0 home win over Middlesbrough through Sean Morrison’s thirty-third-minute winner.

Ipswich are 13/5 to win here and their home form is decent having lost just five times, winning eight and drawing twice. Cardiff has won the last two meetings between the sides 3-1 and a similar scoreline here has odds of 19/1.

Cardiff are 6/5 and has won six times on their travels in the Championship, drawing four times and losing five. The Bluebirds have the joint third best attack in the league and the second-best defence. They are 11/5 to win to nil.

The draw are 12/5 and three of the last eight meetings have ended all even. The last two games at Portman road have ended 1-1 and 0-0 respectively. A 1-1 draw has odds of 6/1 while a 0-0 is 7/1.

Cardiff’s top goal scorer Junior Hoilett is 7/1 to score the first goal of the game, while Martyn Waghorn of Ipswich is 17/2.

Joe Garner is 5/2 to score at any time during the game while Cardiff Midfielder Joe Ralls who has seven goals to his name already this season is 4/1 to score anytime.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Cardiff to continue on their good form, where they are unbeaten in their last six games in the Championship. They have beaten Ipswich by a scoreline of  3-1 in three of their last four victories over the Tractor Boys. Another 3-1 win here has odds of 19/1 while a 3-2 win is worth 33/1.

2

We fancy:

Joe Garner to score the first goal. Garner has scored the first goal for Ipswich seven times this season. He is 7/2 to open the scoring in this game and 16/1 to score two or more goals.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Souleymane Bamba to score and Cardiff to win is 14/1. The big Ivory Coast defender has scored three times this season and is 12/1 to score at any point in the game.

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Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.