FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

Last updated : 13 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 28 games played, Blades have recorded 3 wins, and Ipswich Town have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2004, with Ipswich Town annihilating their visitors 5 - 1 in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepSheff. Utd.2 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2004/2005Sat 05 FebSheff. Utd.0 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2004/2005Tue 02 NovIpswich Town5 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Fri 30 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Sat 22 NovIpswich Town3 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 08 FebIpswich Town3 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 25 JanSheff. Utd.4 - 3Ipswich TownFAC

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Tractor Boys have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Sheff. Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola Championship, showing a record of 33 points from their 28 games played so far, Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 62 points from the 28 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6213477
Sheff. Utd.63128710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Blades have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Portman Road with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.