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Southampton vs Ipswich prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 19th September 2023
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: St Mary's
TV: Sky Sports Red Button

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

Southampton vs Ipswich: Top free betting tips

After an unbeaten start to the 2023/24 Championship campaign, Southampton has regressed to back-to-back defeats. They will be looking to turn that sequence around against a high-scoring Ipswich Town outfit.

Match result prediction: Ipswich to win

A couple of matches ago, it would have been an easy pick. The Saints' issues have caught up with them since while Ipswich are asking everyone questions on their Championship return. The Tractor Boys have only lost once this campaign and have made little work of everyone who has stood in their path. With the Saints' defence conceding 9 goals in their last couple of games, it is difficult to expect them to stop the rushing Ipswich.

Total goals prediction: Over 3.5 Goals

This match has all the ingredients to be a high-scoring affair. Three of the last four matches involving the visiting Tractor Boys have seen at least five goals or more. We have to extend the sample size to five matches to find three results with a similar number of goals for Southampton. Going with a conservative approach that still has value, we are backing the over 3.5 goals selection in this meeting

Correct score prediction: 3-2 to Ipswich

Each of Southampton's seven competitive fixtures has seen at least three goals. When the number of goals has increased, they have been on the losing end and only once returned with a point to show for their efforts. On the other hand, Ipswich already have two 3-2 victories in their grasp from their last three outings. As these sides come together, their scoring instincts should give us another goal extravaganza with the Tractor Boys coming out on top, profiting from the Saints' defensive woes in a 3-2 victory.

Southampton vs Ipswich: Form, recent games, and news

Southampton preview

The Saints will be ruing their missed chances thanks to their gaping backline. Despite scoring at an average of around 2 goals per match, they have struggled to get over the line. This can be attributed to the 16 goals they have conceded, the worst defensive number and would be further down had their attackers not been doing their job excellently.

Ipswich preview

Kieran McKenna did not have this in his mind when he was planning for the 2023/24 campaign. Ipswich Town are third on the points table and have only lost once thus far on their Championship return. The Tractor Boys have only been defeated once, a seven-goal thriller where they came up short despite a valiant effort. With only 7 goals conceded and 12 scored, they will fancy their chances against all and sundry.

FAQs regarding Southampton vs Ipswich

Southampton vs Ipswich

Who is the Southampton player to watch? Adam Armstrong.
Who is the Ipswich player to watch? Southampton vs Ipswich.
What was the last Head to Head result? 0-1 to Southampton.