Cardiff v Ipswich Prediction: Visitors can secure crucial win

 | March 08 | 

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A run of six victories in a row has given Ipswich Town the upper hand once more in the battle for automatic promotion from the Championship and the Tractor Boys will be looking to continue that run of form when they visit Cardiff City.

The Bluebirds are riding high themselves, with three wins on the spin punctuated by a derby victory over Bristol City last weekend. Here we offer our Cardiff vs Ipswich prediction and pick out the best bets for Saturday’s Championship clash, which kicks off at 12:30, live on Sky Sports.

Cardiff vs Ipswich Betting Tips

  • Ipswich to win and both teams to score @ 11/4
  • Ali Al-Hamadi to score at any time @ 2/1

Team News

Jak Alnwick and Mark McGuinness are confirmed absentees for Cardiff, while Karlan Grant, Callum Robinson and Kion Etete remain doubtful for the Bluebirds.

Brandon Williams is a long-term absentee for Ipswich, who may choose to rotate after a draining 3-2 win at home to Bristol City in midweek.

Town’s Welsh striker Nathan Broadhead faces a late fitness test as he recovers from a thigh strain.

Match Odds

Ipswich can be backed at 4/5 for the victory, while Cardiff are 18/5 outsiders and the draw is available at 13/5.

Over 2.5 goals is on offer at 10/11, while both teams to score is priced at 4/5 and it is 7/4 for over 1.5 goals in the first half.

Ipswich to win and both teams to score @ 11/4

Ipswich are on a run of six wins in a row and finished the midweek Championship action just three points behind league leaders Leicester.

The congested race for promotion in the second tier has had plenty of twists and turns along the way and there is certain to be a few more between now and the end of the campaign.

The Tractor Boys take on another in-form outfit in the shape of Cardiff, who may be eyeing a late run to the final play-off places after winning three on the bounce.

The pair could put on an entertaining affair; both teams have found the net in ten of Ipswich’s last 12 games in all competitions and four of the last five head-to-heads have seen both teams net.

However, the title chasers have shown their resilience and goalscoring prowess in recent weeks and should be able to win a clash in which both teams are fancied to get on the scoresheet.

Ipswich to beat Cardiff & BTTS at 11-4

Ali Al-Hamadi to score anytime @ 2/1

Iraq international forward Ali Al-Hamadi has found starting opportunities difficult to come by since his January move from AFC Wimbledon to Portman Road, but he could start this clash if Town boss Kieran McKenna decides to rotate.

The 22-year-old has two goals for the Tractor Boys from 96 minutes of action and netted 13 times in 22 League Two starts for his former club, so he is certainly a man in form in front of goal.

Ali Al-Hamadi to score anytime in Cardiff vs Ipswich at 2-1

Check out the rest of our Football Betting Tips here.

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