Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town vs Leicester City

, KO: 19:45 Dec 26, 2023, Portman Road
Leicester City

Boxing Day serves up a top of the table Championship clash as second placed Ipswich Town welcome leaders Leicester City to Portman Road. With Ipswich looking slightly off colour lately, Leicester will fancy their chances of coming out on top on Tuesday.

Ipswich Town head into Tuesday’s clash aiming to get their campaign back on track having looked slightly off colour lately. They are winless in their last five matches and are now six points behind Leicester City while the likes of Leeds United and Southampton are breathing down their neck.

The Tractor Boys were far from their best last time out in the Championship as they were hammered 4-0 at Leeds United. They were second best in every department and failed to muster a single attempt on target throughout the encounter.

Although Ipswich Town have generally been solid at Portman Road this season, they have dropped some needless points so far. Kieran McKenna’s men were beaten 4-3 at home by Leeds United back in August and also played out a 2-2 draw with Norwich City in their previous home fixture.

While their closest rivals have stumbled in recent weeks, Leicester City seem to be getting better as the season progresses. They have won their last five Championship matches and are now six points clear at the top of the table.

Leicester City were in fine form last time out in the Championship as they claimed a 3-0 victory over Rotherham United. Following a scoreless first half, they came to life after the break with Patson Daka netting a brace while Cesare Casadei was also on target.

The Foxes have also impressed on their travels, suffering just one defeat away from home all season. However, Enzo Maresca’s men have not been as solid defensively, failing to keep a clean sheet in their last seven matches on the road.

How the bookies view it

Leicester City have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 6/5 by Unibet to claim the win. A victory for Ipswich Town is valued at 23/10 by Paddy Power while a draw is set at odds of 13/5 by bet365.

Recent head to head

Leicester City did the double over Ipswich Town the last time both teams met in the Championship during the 2013-14 season. The Foxes claimed a 2-1 victory at Portman Road before running out 3-0 winners at the King Power Stadium.

Players to watch

Conor Chaplin has been slightly off colour lately but remains the leading scorer Ipswich Town with eight goals and is priced at 13/5 with Coral. Nathan Broadhead also has eight goals and with two in his last three matches at Portman Road, could be worth keeping an eye on at 3/1 with BetVictor.

Stephy Mavididi has four goals in his last four matches for Leicester City and is priced at 5/2 by BoyleSports to find the net on Tuesday. Patson Daka also has four goals in his last four matches and could be backed in the same market at 5/2 with BoyleSports.

Anything else catch the eye?

Ipswich Town have seen over 3.5 goals in their last two matches and given the attacking quality in both sides, a similar outcome could be on the cards at 7/4 with William Hill. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 3/4 with Unibet while William Hill is offering odds of 4/6 on both teams to score.

Leicester City scored in both halves in their previous away fixture and could be set for a similar pattern at 43/20 by Unibet.

This match between Ipswich Town and Leicester City will be played on Dec 26, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Ipswich Town vs Leicester City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Ipswich Town vs Leicester City Betting Tips & Predictions
Over 2.5 goals
3/4
UniBet
Leicester City to win
6/5
UniBet
Stephy Mavididi anytime goalscorer
5/2
Boylesports
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