Ipswich Town

V

Portman Road

13/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

Hull City

V

Portman Road

13/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: This Championship preview for Tuesday sees Ipswich Town face Hull City, looking to continue their strong form.

Last time: The reverse fixture saw an entertaining 2-2 draw, with Ipswich taking the lead and Hull scoring two, only for Jordan Spence to equalise with two minutes remaining. Had it not been for the penalty-saving heroics of Allan McGregor, Mick McCarthy’s side could well have taken all three points away from the KCOM Stadium.

This time: Ipswich Town are 19/10 to win, Hull City are 17/10 and a draw is 9/4.

You might remember: It has been almost 10 years since Ipswich last beat Hull, with their last victory coming in May 2008. The match, which finished 1-0, was far from spectacular, and took a 70th minute strike from Alan Lee to break the deadlock.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Ipswich Town welcome Hull City to Portman Road for this rearranged Sky Bet Championship fixture

This week’s Championship predictions see Ipswich as favourites going into their match against Hull. The Blues have lost just once in seven games, and could jump into the top half of the table with a win against the Tigers.

Ipswich are 19/10 to win, and despite struggling with an injury-hit squad, they are enjoying their best spell of form since August. The returning Knudsen will be a real boost for the Blues, having provided seven assists from left-back this season. They should have more than enough in the locker to overcome the visitors.

Hull are 17/10 and have been punished by their inconsistency rather than lack of quality this season. The Tigers’ last three wins have been over opponents well above them in the league, however, they have also failed to beat the likes of Barnsley at home. Football predictions are always hard with teams like Adkins’ and they should never be written off.

A draw is 5/2 and Ipswich would be unlikely to settle for just one point. For the Tigers however, a draw would be a good result, and Adkins’ side may set up to defend. This could make it a good shout in your football predictions for this midweek round of fixtures.

Martyn Waghorn is 11/4 to score against Hull on Tuesday, and has been keeping his side in the goals in Joe Garner’s absence. The attacking midfielder has directly contributed to 20 goals this season and will be a real threat to the fourth-worst defence in the league.

Abel Hernandez is 11/5 to score anytime and as football score predictions go, is a good bet. The forward has scored three times in two appearances since returning from injury, and is one of the best strikers in the league at his best.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Free-kicks. Ipswich have been highly productive from direct free-kicks this season, while Hull have a tendency to commit fouls in dangerous areas. Set piece-taker Waghorn is 13/2 to score first.

2

We fancy:

Ipswich to win and both teams to score at 5/1. The Blues are on good form at the moment but the revitalised Hernandez will cause a real threat.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Jarrod Bowen to score two or more at 16/1. The star winger has been the subject of a number of football bet tips and predictions this year, having scored 12 goals.

Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.