Ipswich Town vs West BromEngland Championship, KO: 12:30 Feb 10, 2024, Portman Road
Ipswich Town will be looking to revive their automatic promotion hopes as they welcome West Brom to Portman Road for a Championship fixture on Saturday. While things have been difficult lately, they still do some good work at home and should have the edge over the Baggies, who continue to struggle on their travels.
Things appear to have gone awry for Ipswich Town in recent weeks as they are winless in their last three matches across all competitions. They have now dropped to fourth on the standings and are two points off the automatic promotion places.
Ipswich Town head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a 3-2 defeat at Preston North End in their previous Championship fixture. They fell three goals down before attempting a late fight back with Kieffer Moore netting a brace.
The task for Ipswich Town now will be to get their campaign back on track and they will be relying on their home record. Kieran McKenna’s men are unbeaten in their last 12 matches at Portman Road, claiming nine wins in that run but keeping just two clean sheets.
West Brom were victorious last time out in the Championship as they triumphed 1-0 over Birmingham City. They were made to work hard by the Blues with Andreas Weimann’s effort five minutes from time proving the difference.
Things have been a bit erratic for Birmingham City lately as they have picked up four wins and suffered three defeats from their last seven Championship matches. They are also in the mix for automatic promotion and sit just three points behind second placed Southampton.
One of the problems for West Brom this season has been a poor record on their travels. Carlos Corberan’s men head to Portman Road with four defeats in their last five Championship away matches.
How the bookies view it
Ipswich Town have the upper hand among the bookies with a home win priced at 23/20 by Coral. A victory for West Brom is valued at 13/5 by Paddy Power while bet365 is also offering odds of 13/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Ipswich Town have a 23-22 edge with 13 draws from 58 previous matches against West Brom. However, the Baggies claimed a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in November.
Players to watch
Kieffer Moore netted a brace in his first appearance for Ipswich Town since sealing a January move from Bournemouth. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime on Saturday at 12/5 with bet365.
Brandon Thomas-Assante is the leading scorer for West Brom with nine goals and will be the one to watch on Saturday. The forward is priced at 3/1 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Ipswich Town and West Brom have shown little defensive solidity in recent weeks and both teams could be backed to score at 17/20 with William Hill. Ipswich saw over 3.5 goals in their previous fixture and a repeat is priced at 11/4 by BetVictor while Coral is offering odds of 21/20 on both teams to score.
The Tractor Boys scored in both halves in their last home fixture and could be set for a repeat at 5/2 with bet365.
This England Championship match between Ipswich Town and West Brom will be played on Feb 10, 2024 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Ipswich Town vs West Brom prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.