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Ipswich vs Sunderland prediction, free betting tips & odds

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 win 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.

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The West Stand at Ipswich Town's Portman Road.

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 have scored around 1.5 goals and are conceding around one goal per match. Ipswich have recently lost their shooting boots which has not been helped with 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 has seen both teams find the back of the net while, one of which came in the reverse fixture when Ipswich beat Sunderland by two goals to one. Twleve of Sunderland's twenty-six matches has 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 on to 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 on to the A1156 for a short while before reaching Portman Road.

Ipswich Town vs Sunderland: Tickets

There are no tickets available for this fixture.

FAQs: Ipswich Town vs Sunderland

  • Who is Ipswich’s top goalscorer? The Tractor Boys top scorers this season are Conor Chaplin and . 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? The two sides met in August 2023, the match ended in a 3-1 win for Plymouth.  
  • Who is Sunderland's top goalscorer? The top scorer for the Pilgrims is Morgan Whittaker with thirteen goals.


Callum Jones-Bowman

Callum is fairly new to writing having been a football scout since 2019 but since having a baby with his wife in late 2022, he has chosen this new career path to ensure he can be a hands on father while still being involved in his biggest passion - football.

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