FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

Last updated : 03 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. pack their bags to visit Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 29 games played, The Blades have recorded 3 wins, and Ipswich Town have come away with 14 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Portman Road was within the last three years, in January 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 06 NovSheff. Utd.3 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Sat 14 JanIpswich Town1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Ipswich Town's total of 52 points from their 35 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Sheff. Utd. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 34 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town63127610
Sheff. Utd.6042144

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Tractor Boys, as the The Blades have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 8 most recent games.