Ipswich Town


Portman Road

27/01/2018 | 3:00 pm

Wolverhampton Wanderers


Portman Road

27/01/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Mid-table Ipswich will be hoping to keep their slim play-off hopes alive with a win over run away leaders Wolves, while the visitors will be looking to maintain their lead at the top.

Last time: The reverse fixture at Molineux took place a couple of days before Christmas with Wolves running out 1-0 winners, a solitary first half goal from Ivan Cavaleiro was enough to seal victory.

This time: Ipswich are 9/2 for the win, while Wolves are 8/13 and the draw is 11/4.

You might remember: February 2003; Wolves ran out 4-2 winners as these two sides met at Portman Road in the old Division 1. Front man Kenny Miller grabbed himself 2 goals as the away side come from behind to win. Ipswich’s last win in this fixture came in 2014, Daryl Murphy scoring twice in a 2-1 win.

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Leo Bonatini has impressed this season but Wolves’ goals have dried up in recent weeks as results have dipped

Both sides will be looking to bounce back from disappointing results last weekend, a draw and loss respectively means both sides will be seeking a return to winning ways in this fixture. Ipswich sit six places and six points off the final play off place and will know they need to start stringing wins together to bridge the gap. Despite their loss, Wolves remain a healthy nine points clear a the top as their closest rivals failed to take advantage of this latest slip up. However, recent form has been indifferent; the table toppers are now four without a win in all competitions.

Ipswich are 9/2 for the win here and it is their home form that has kept this season alive. Having won eight of their fourteen home games so far it is a record that is only bettered by four other teams in the Championship. They will look to this form in the hope of getting a result against the league’s top side.

Away side Wolves have an impressive record having lost only two on the road all season, scoring twenty-two in the process. With a recent blip in form the league’s big spenders will be looking to prevent any complacency setting in. they are favourites for this one, a Wolves win is priced at 8/13.

The draw is priced at 11/4, with these two sides having only been involved in nine draws between them all season. It is worth noting that this fixture has ended in a draw on five of the last six occasions, with three of those ties ending 0-0.

Ipswich top scorer Martyn Waghorn is priced at 7/1 to grab the game’s first goal, having tallied a respectable 10 goals so far this season it will be him the Tractor Boys look to in an attempt to win the game. Teammate Joe Garner is at 17/2 to get on the score sheet first, he will be looking to add to his nine goals for the season.

It is the Wolves attack that dominate the first goal scorer marker, where top scorer Leo Bontini and teammate Digo Jota are favourites at 7/2. Scorer the last time these two sides met Ivan Cavaleiro is priced at 5/1, while Helder Costa is at 11/2.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Wolves Raf Mir, it is surely only a matter of time before he is starting for Nuno’s men? In the meantime he is 11/2 to be the game’s last goal scorer here.


We fancy:

Despite an impressive season so far Wolves form has dipped as of late, managing just one goal in their last four games. You can pick up a 1-0 home win at 10/1


It’s a long shot, but:

Bersant Celina (on loan from Manchester City) has impressed during his time at Portman Road. There’s a huge 75/1 on the 21-year-old scoring in a 1-0 win.

Written by Elio Salerno

Elio Salerno is a Peterborough-based family man, Juventus fanatic, football coach and football obsessive. A serial tweeter, Elio counts Alessandro Del Piero’s World Cup 2006 goal against Germany as his favourite in the sport’s history.