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Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town Predictions, Tips and Odds: Tractor Boys looking to consolidate in top two

Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town Predictions, Tips and Odds: Tractor Boys looking to consolidate in top two

Ipswich Town will be looking to consolidate their position in the Championship top two when they travel to Cardiff City on Saturday.

Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town predictions

Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 20/23 with Betfair
Correct Score Cardiff City 1-2 Ipswich Town 15/2 with SpreadEx
First Goalscorer Conor Chaplin 5/1 by Sky Bet

The stats behind our Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town predictions:

  • Ipswich Town have won each of their last six Championship matches.
  • However, Cardiff have won their last three and have scored at least once in four of their last five.
  • Ipswich have only managed two clean sheets during their winning run; their only shutouts across their last 12 games (all comps).
  • Conor Chaplin is Ipswich’s top league goalscorer this season with 12 Championship goals so far, including three in his last five games.

Ipswich face tough test of winning run against fellow promotion hopefuls

Cardiff City will have to take a very different route to Ipswich Town if they’re to secure promotion to the Premier League this season, but they’re not giving up hope. The Welsh side currently sit 10th in the Championship and trail the playoff spots by just seven points with 10 games still to play. Even more promisingly, Erol Bulut’s men are enjoying a run of three wins and a draw from their last four outings, putting them firmly back in contention after a winter slump.

With that in mind, Ipswich are going to face a serious test of their credentials this weekend. The Tractor Boys currently occupy second place and trail leaders Leicester by just three points, but cannot afford to let standards slip with only a two-gap between themselves and Leeds in third.

While Cardiff’s run is eye-catching, Ipswich’s is downright excellent, with Kieran McKenna’s side unbeaten in their last seven and winning their last six by an 18-7 combined scoreline. All that follows a run of just one win from nine over Christmas and early 2024 that almost cost them a place in the automatic promotion push.

Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town match tip

Half-time score 0-0 @ 2/1 with Sporting Index

The last nine goals in Ipswich Town games have all come in the second halves of matches.

Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town odds


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Naturally given their long winning run and a 28-point gap between the two teams, Ipswich Town are the favourites for this clash. However, Cardiff are in strong form themselves and won’t have given up on making the playoffs yet, so cannot be underestimated.

Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town team news

Cardiff City team news

In  Out Doubtful
Mark McGuinness  Jak Alnwick, Kion Etete

Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick and striker Jion Etete are both doubts for Cardiff, who will remain without Mark McGuinness for this match.

Top Scorer: Perry Ng (6)

Card Magnet: Perry Ng (9)

Assist Ace: Joe Ralls (7)

Ipswich Town team news

In  Out Doubtful
Brandon Williams, George Hirst, Janoi Donacien

Brandon Williams, George Hirst and Janoi Donacien are the only outstanding injury issues for Ipswich Town, who have been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks.

Top Scorer: Conor Chaplin (12)

Card Magnet: Sam Morsy (12)

Assist Ace: Leif Davis (14)

How to watch Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town Live

Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town takes place on Saturday, 9th March, at 12:30pm and will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town head-to-head

  • 02/09/23 – Ipswich 3-2 Cardiff – Championship
  • 21/02/18 – Ipswich 0-1 Cardiff – Championship
  • 31/10/17 – Cardiff 3-1 Ipswich – Championship
  • 18/03/17 – Cardiff 3-1 Ipswich – Championship
  • 10/12/16 – Ipswich 1-1 Cardiff – Championship

Ipswich’s 3-2 victory over Cardiff in September ended a run of six without a win in this fixture for the Tractor Boys, though they hadn’t previously met since February 2018 due to playing in different divisions.

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