Leeds United

Leeds United vs Ipswich Town

, KO: 12:30 Dec 23, 2023, Elland Road
Ipswich Town

It is third against second as Leeds United host high-flying Ipswich Town in a Championship fixture on Saturday. Both teams have been impressive so far this season especially going forward and having produced a seven goal thriller in the reverse fixture, another high-scoring encounter could be expected here.

Leeds United are having a fine campaign and lead the promotion playoff charge as they are currently third on the table. Sitting 10 points behind second placed Ipswich Town, their task on Saturday will be to cut down the gap to the automatic promotion places with a win.

The Lilywhites will head into Saturday’s clash with some confidence having lost just once in their last nine matches. They have picked up six wins in that run but were held 1-1 by Coventry City in their previous Championship fixture.

Another reason for confidence is Leeds United’s home form as they are yet to taste defeat in front of their fans this season. However, Daniel Farke’s men have been unconvincing at the back and are without a clean sheet in their last six home matches.

Ipswich Town are also coming off a draw as they were held 2-2 at home by Norwich City last time out in the Championship. Despite taking an early lead through Nathan Broadhead, they found themselves behind after the break and needed an effort from Wesley Burns to salvage a point.

That was a rare off day for Ipswich Town, who still found a way to avoid defeat. Kieran McKenna’s men have lost just once in their last 18 Championship matches and are three points behind Leicester City at the top of the standings.

Ipswich Town have also impressed on their travels this season, losing just once away from home so far. However, they have struggled to keep things tight at the back having kept just one clean sheet in their last five Championship matches on the road.

How the bookies view it

The bookies have installed Leeds United as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 17/20 by Coral. A victory for Ipswich Town is valued at 3/1 by BoyleSports while Paddy Power is also offering odds of 3/1 for a draw.

Head to head

Leeds United have a 28-19 advantage with 16 draws from 63 previous matches against Ipswich Town. Leeds have already beaten Ipswich this season, claiming a 4-3 victory in the reverse fixture at Portman Road back in August.

Players to watch

Crysencio Summerville is the leading scorer for Leeds United with 10 Championship goals and will be the one to watch on Saturday. The attacker has also found the net three times in the last four matches and is priced at 2/1 by BetVictor to maintain his scoring run.

Nathan Broadhead has impressed for Ipswich Town this season with his effort against Norwich City taking his tally to eight Championship goals. The striker was also on target in the reverse fixture against Leeds United and is priced at 10/3 by Paddy Power to find the net on Saturday.

Anything else catch the eye?

It was a seven goal thriller in the reverse fixture and another high-scoring encounter could be on the cards. Over 4.5 goals is priced at 19/5 by Paddy Power while Unibet is offering odds of 31/20 on over 3.5 goals.

Both teams were on target in the first half back in August and Saturday’s clash could be set to follow a similar pattern at 14/5 with BoyleSports.

This match between Leeds United and Ipswich Town will be played on Dec 23, 2023 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Leeds United vs Ipswich Town prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Leeds United vs Ipswich Town Betting Tips & Predictions
Over 3.5 goals
Crysencio Summerville anytime goalscorer
Both teams to score in first half
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