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Date: Saturday 13th January 2024
Kick-Off: 17:30 UK, 18:30 CET
Venue: Portman Road
TV: Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Go Extra, NOW TV UK, Sky Sports Ultra HD, Sky Go UK
Ipswich Town vs Sunderland: Top free betting tips
Our Ipswich Town vs Sunderland prediction is for a tight match to be played out between two promotion hopefuls as second-place Ipswich welcomes sixth-placed Sunderland to Portman Road. Can Ipswich end a run of five league matches without victory?
The Tractor Boys sits in second position but are five matches without a win after earning draws against Norwich, Leicester, QPR and Stoke as well as a heavy defeat to Leeds with those matches ending a run of five wins from six matches. Sunderland on the other hand enter this match having just been comfortably beaten by their bitter rivals Newcastle United in the FA Cup as Eddie Howe's men beat Michael Beale's men by three goals to nil.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Ipswich Town are averaging almost two goals scored per league match this season as well as around 1.5 goals conceded per league match while Sunderland has scored around 1.5 goals and is conceding around one goal per match. Ipswich have recently lost their shooting boots which has not been helped by the injury to attacker George Hirst but with home advantage, we can see Ipswich finding those missing shooting boots.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
Fifteen of Ipswich's twenty-six matches this season have seen both teams find the back of the net, one of which came in the reverse fixture when Ipswich beat Sunderland by two goals to one. Twelve of Sunderland's twenty-six matches have seen both teams find the back of the net.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Ipswich Town
In our final prediction, we have gone with a 2-1 win for Kieran McKenna's Ipswich Town team. Ipswich were back to winning ways in their FA Cup match against AFC Wimbledon as the Tractor Boys saw off their League Two opponents by three goals to one. Kieran McKenna will be hoping his side have rediscovered their winning form.
How far will Sunderland’s fans travel to Ipswich?
The driving distance between Sunderland and Ipswich is 278 miles. With temperatures across England set to be around 0 degrees, we would advise anyone taking the long journey from Sunderland to Ipswich to wrap up warm.
Sunderland fans will go via the A19 where they will be for around fifty miles before merging onto the A1 for around one hundred and forty miles. The Black Cats faithful will then be on plenty of A roads with the A14 being under for around fifty miles before exiting onto the A1156 for a short while before reaching Portman Road.
Ipswich Town vs Sunderland: Tickets
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FAQs: Ipswich Town vs Sunderland
- Who is Ipswich’s top goalscorer? The Tractor Boys' top scorers this season are Conor Chaplin and Nathan Broadhead who have eight goals each.
- What was the result the last time the sides met? The two sides met in August 2023, the match ended in a 2-1 win for Ipswich Town.
- Who is Sunderland's top goalscorer? The top scorer for the Black Cats is Jack Clarke who has scored twelve times.