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Date: Saturday 9th December 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium
Over 2.5 Goals
2-1 to Ipswich
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This EFL Championship clash between Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town is scheduled for Saturday 9th December 2023. Read this Middlesbrough vs Ipswich Town preview and analysis for more details, which includes our best free predictions for the clash.
Middlesbrough vs Ipswich Town predictions and top betting tips
Ipswich Town makes the long journey to the North East to face Middlesbrough in another match from the Championship. Both teams are in relatively good form with Middlesbrough having picked up seven points in their previous five matches while Ipswich has collected ten points from the last fifteen available.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
For our first prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that the total number of goals in this match will be 2.5 or more. Five of Middlesbrough's previous six matches have scored 2.5 goals or more while seven of Ipswich's previous eight have scored 2.5 or more. These teams, managed by Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna respectively, are two incredibly attacking teams with so many chances created. Middlesbrough has created fifty-one big chances this season, just two behind Leeds United while Ipswich has created forty-four. Overall, between the two teams, there have been seventy-two goals scored in a combined thirty-eight matches.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
For our second prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that both teams will find the back of the net. This prediction should be nailed on. Both teams created plenty of chances while conceding plenty of chances. Middlesbrough has conceded nine times in their previous five matches while Ipswich has failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous eight matches in all competitions. Middlesbrough enters this match with a defence that will be very mixed up with Dael Fry, Anfernee Dijksteel, Paddy McNair, Tommy Smith, Lewis O'Brien, and Darragh Lenihan all being injured or suspended. Even Isaiah Jones, who has played right wing back previously, is suspended.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Ipswich Town
For our third and final prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that Ipswich will earn a 2-1 victory at the home of Middlesbrough. This game should be very close with goals involved but it is hard to say just how many. Middlesbrough's make-shift squad, and especially defence, will surely cause Carrick to be a bit more conservative than they usually are, and with the club having arguably the best goalkeeper in the division, Seny Dieng, the scoreline should not be too big. Ipswich's attacking options are in such good form but we can see them being somewhat stopped from their usual scoring escapades this matchday.
Middlesbrough vs Ipswich Town preview
Middlesbrough enters this match currently sitting in twelfth position having won eight and lost eight of their nineteen league matches. The Smoggies have scored thirty-one times and conceded twenty-nine times.
Ipswich Town preview
The Tractor Boys are an incredible team having earned promotion from League One last season. Ipswich currently sits in second position in the Championship won fourteen of their nineteen league matches so far. Ipswich is the league's highest scorer with forty-one scored and twenty-five conceded.
FAQs regarding Middlesbrough vs Ipswich Town
What was Middlesbrough's last result? 3-2 defeat against Leeds United.
What was Norwich City's last result? 2-1 win against Coventry City.
Who is the player to watch? Conor Chaplin.