Ipswich Town vs Wolverhampton WanderersEFL Cup, KO: 19:45 Sep 26, 2023, Portman Road
Wolverhampton Wanderers take a break from their floundering Premier League form as they travel to Ipswich Town for a Carabao Cup third round clash.
Ipswich Town have come through two rounds of the Carabao Cup to secure a place in the third round. Kieran McKenna’s men picked up a 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers before edging past Reading on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
Having faced only League One sides so far, Tuesday’s clash represents a step up in quality of opponents for Ipswich Town. However, they are enjoying a generally superb start to the season and are currently joint top of the Championship.
A key factor of Ipswich Town’s early success this season is a solid home form having won four of their five matches at Portman Road, including a 4-3 victory over Blackburn Rovers last Saturday. However, they have struggled defensively in front of their fans, conceding nine goals in their last three matches while a 4-3 defeat to Leeds United is also among their home results this season.
Wolverhampton Wanderers were in rampant mood in the previous round as they eased to a 5-0 victory over League One side Blackpool. Matt Doherty netted a brace while Sasa Kalajdzic and Fabio Silva were also on target.
That was a rare glimpse of positivity for Wolves, who have been far from their best this season. Gary O’Neil’s men have claimed just one Premier League win this season and are battling near the foot of the table.
The good news for Wolverhampton Wanderers is that their solitary win this season has come on the road as they claimed a 1-0 victory over Everton. They will also head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of a 1-1 draw at Luton Town in a Premier League fixture last Saturday.
How the bookies view it
Wolverhampton Wanderers have a slight edge among the bookies and are priced at 6/4 by Paddy Power to claim the win. A victory for Ipswich Town is valued at 9/5 by Coral while a draw is set at odds of 13/5 by bet365.
Head to head
There have been 67 previous matches between Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers with both teams claiming 24 wins each and 19 draws. However, Wolves have won the last two fixtures, claiming 1-0 victories in the Championship meetings during the 2017-18 season.
Players to watch
Nathan Broadhead has been one of the stars for Ipswich Town this season and has found the net four times so far. The forward was on target last Saturday against Blackburn Rovers and is priced at 13/5 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are likely to ring in the changes on Tuesday with Sasa Kalajdzic expected to be handed a start after failing to get off the bench at Luton Town. The Austrian striker was on target in the previous round and could be worth keeping an eye on at 21/10 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ipswich Town have shown little defensive solidity this season so both teams could be backed to score at 7/10 with bet365. Ipswich have seen over 3.5 goals in their last three home matches and a repeat is valued at 9/4 with 10bet while William Hill is offering odds of 17/20 for over 2.5 goals.
Wolves have opened the scoring in four of their last five matches across all competitions and could be backed to grab the first goal at 20/21 with BoyleSports.
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