Ipswich Town will be aiming to go top of the League One table on Friday evening, when they will take on Fleetwood Town at Portman Road under the lights. The hosts come into this one fresh from a convincing victory over Buxton in the FA Cup, while Fleetwood travel to Suffolk following a win over Ebbsfleet United in the same competition.
Ipswich have made some great strides in League One since the start of 2022-23, occupying second place in the table with 41 points from their 19 matches played. Kieran McKenna has majorly revived the fortunes of the Tractor Boys in recent months, losing just twice in the league this campaign which has propelled their push for automatic promotion.
Ipswich have been ruthless in front of goal this season netting 38 times from 19 matches, making them the second-best offensive team in the division behind leaders Plymouth Argyle.
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Ipswich Town win with a probability of 72.29%. A draw has a probability of 17.1% and a win for Fleetwood Town has a probability of 10.55%.
The most likely scoreline for a Ipswich Town win is 2-0 with a probability of 12.45%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 1-0 (10.79%) and 3-0 (9.58%). The likeliest drawn scoreline is 1-1 (8.15%), while for a Fleetwood Town win it is 0-1 (3.53%).
We say: Ipswich Town 2-1 Fleetwood Town
Ipswich and Fleetwood have met each other six times in all competitions.
In fact, there has only been one competition they’ve met in, League One, where Ipswich found themselves in 2019 under Paul Lambert – Fleetwood were already there.
Ipswich have slightly the upper hand with four wins, while Fleetwood have won twice, there has never been a draw.
The last time the two side’s met was at Fleetwood back in March, where Sam Morsy and Kayden Jackson kept Ipswich’s play-off hopes alive with a 2-0 win.
The last time the two sides met at Portman Road, Paul Cook was in charge, Town winning 2-1.
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The latest betting odds give Ipswich Town a 80% chance of winning which means they’re overwhelming 1.25 favourites to win this League One clash with the bookies. If you’re looking for an alternative angle, Fleetwood Town are trading at 12.00.
Over 2.5 Goals is the market leader and that means three or more goals are predicted. If you think at least one side will keep a clean sheet, then Both Teams to Score No is 1.61.
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