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02/10/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Portman Road V Predicted Score:1 - 2

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Match Summary

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Expect Middlesbrough to add to Ipswich Town’s woes here as they will have just a bit too much firepower for the home side to deal with. Boro are 8/11 with BetBright to score the first goal of the match and that is probably the best of the free football betting tips regarding this game. 

8/11 Boro to score first
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One to Watch: Britt Assombalonga

The Congolese striker has four goals to his name already this season for Boro and has played in every league game to date. Assombalonga found the back of the net 15 times last season for the Teesiders and managed 30 goals over three seasons at Nottingham Forest before his move to the Riverside. He has scored the first goal twice so far and is 5/1 with bet365 to open the scoring in this one, which is a decent price for anyone looking to make football predictions or today. 

5/1 Britt Assombalonga to score first
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Team News

Ipswich Town's Last Six:
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Republic of Ireland international Jonathan Walters is out until the spring with an Achilles injury, while Welsh midfielder Emyr Huws has returned to training after his layoff, but this game might have come too soon for him to feature. Matthew Pennington is suspended after receiving his marching orders in the draw at Birmingham City. 

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Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis has a full and healthy squad to pick from going into this one, and he is boosted by the return of striker Rudy Gestede. 

Ipswich Town vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Will Ipswich finally pick up their first win of the campaign?

Ipswich Town are in the relegation zone and have yet to win a game this season, drawing six of their opening 10 games. Their last match was a 2-2 draw at Birmingham City, where they blew a two-goal lead, and that made it three stalemates on the bounce for the Tractor Boys. Something worth pointing out in this Sky Bet Championship preview is the fact that Ipswich have won just one of their last 14 home matches in the league.  

Middlesbrough are sitting in third and have had an excellent start to their league campaign. Their last outing was a 1-1 draw at Hull City, which continued a run of three games unbeaten. Boro have lost just once this season, 1-0 away to Norwich City, and in their last 13 games on the road they have been beaten just twice. It’s something worth bearing in mind for anyone looking to make Sky Bet Championship predictions in this game. 

Ipswich are 10/3  to win and last beat Boro at home 2-0 in 2014. It’s 18/1 for the Tractor Boys to win this match by a similar scoreline. 

Middlesbrough are 11/10 to take the three points and are unbeaten in their last five matches both home and away against Ipswich. A 2-0 win for Boro is 15/2, and that’s a great price for anyone looking to make football predictions here. 

The draw is 21/10 and the last meeting between the sides at Portman Road ended 2-2. You will find odds of around 16/1 for another 2-2, and that’s a tempting price for anyone looking to make football score predictions regarding this match. 

Ipswich’s top goalscorer this season is Welshman Gwion Edwards, who has two goals to his name, and he is 11/1 to break the deadlock here. 

Boro’s Danish striker Martin Braithwaite has found the back three times this season and is 11/2 to open the scoring, which is is a decent offering for anyone interested in football score predictions. 

Predicted Score: Ipswich Town 1 - 2 Middlesbrough

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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.