Brentford – Ipswich : Preview & Prediction
Brentford and Ipswich Town play at Griffin Park in a match of the 41st round of the Championship. In the final clash between these teams in this competition on 19-08-2017, Ipswich Town won at home (2-0). The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium indicates balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 matches. However, in the final showdown at this stadium, in a Championship match on 13-08-2016, Brentford won by (2-0). J. Egan (56 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. In this match the house factor could play a decisive role, as Ipswich Town has shown differences in performance in their home and away games.
After 15 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses, the home team is in 11th place, having won 58 points. In the last match, they beat Bristol City by 0-1, having drawn 1-1 at home against Sheffield United for 1-1. This is a little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has won 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 20 goals against 6 wins , 6 draws and 3 home defeats, with 25 goals scored and 15 conceded. For the championship, Brentford had 16 points out of 30, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in their last 10 games at their home stadium. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 40 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 14 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Brentford comes to this game with a victory at the Bristol City field, 0-1, thus adding the third game followed without losing in the championship. It is important to note that the home team has only 3 losses in the last 10 games played. Usually coach Dean Smith lines up in 4-2-3-1 benefiting possession of the ball and organized bouts, however, in this game he must play directly on the counterattack. It is worth noting that offensive Neal Maupay is one of the finest finishers of Brentford with 10 goals. It seems that the coach can count on all the players at his disposal.
Analysis of Ipswich Town
After 15 wins, 8 draws and 17 losses, the visiting team is in 13th place, having won 53 points. In the last match, they drew 1-1 with Millwall at home (2-2), after their previous match had lost out in a game against Birmingham City (1-0). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the league, Ipswich Town won 11 points out of 30 after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in their last 10 away games. In his league games as a visitor the most frequent result at the break was 1-0 (7 out of 20 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 40 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 21 times and only got 3 turns on the scoreboard.
The Ipswich Town team arrives in this game with a 2-2 draw against Millwall, adding to their fifth straight game without a win in this tournament. In this away game coach Mick McCarthy should keep the team 3-4-3 with Waghorn being the most offensive benchmark: this player is Ipswich Town’s best finisher with 14 goals scored. Nevertheless, we emphasize the quality of Celina, very competent player in the offensive process of the team. For this game the coach can not count on Dozzell, McGoldrick, Bishop, Adeyemi, Gerken, Huws and Garner, players who recover from injury.
Brentford – Ipswich : Betting Tips
Brentford – Win Odds: 1.50
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70