Ipswich Town vs Reading by TommyC

It tells you almost all you need to know about how unpredictable the championship can be when you can get better than evens on a side just 3 points off the top of the table and with the best home record in the league against a side in 17th place who have won just 3 of their 15 away games!


The price has to be taken in my opinion and I can only imagine its to do with Ipswich's recent blip in form and Reading's run in the cup. However none of the teams above Ipswich have really taken advantage and top spot is still very much up for grabs.


Ipswich are 10-3-2 at Portman Road and have 7 clean sheets. Despite the recent dip in form their home record still stands as the best in the league and apart from a recent 1 - 0 defeat to high flying Derby they have been fairly dependable.


Reading on the other hand are slipping slowly in the wrong direction, maybe the FA Cup has distracted them as a win over Derby last weekend has given them a chance to get to the semi-final as they were defeated 1- 0 midweek to lowly Wigan. It was a pretty toothless attempt and they are finding goals hard to come by, especially at home where they have failed to score in 6 of the last 8. Away from home they have 3 wins, and to be fair 3 scalps as they have beaten Norwich, Wolves and Middlesborough, some of the better sides. However for those 3 good results there have been plenty of lacklustre performances and they have conceded an average of 2 a game.


Im not saying Reading are without a chance here, they will create chances, not sure if they will convert them though as Ipswich dont tend to concede many at home. With so much at stake and I feel the home side have put their recent dodgy form behind them then I see this as a value bet at good odds for Ipswich to win. My stats have this as a 2-1 home win but il take a scrappy 1 - 0 win too!


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Pick Bookmaker Odds Stake Result
Home win Pinnacle 2.06 8 0-1 LOST (-8 units)
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Comments (4)
lol another blind tips like recently in Sunderland - QPR match and no one cares about Ipswich absentees and their terrible record against Reading. GL anyway
02/21/2015 - 09:55
I dont remember ever tipping on Sunderland/Qpr?
02/21/2015 - 12:38
No, I'm not talking about you :) I talk about everyone who backed Ipswich :) I've read a lot of preview about this match but no one talk about Ipswich missings and HTH meetings :)

The same was when Sunderland hosted QPR everyone was talking about missing Austin but no one wrote about Lee, Rodwell absentees in Sunderland and about the fact they Sun'd won just 2 of last 13 at home

but maybe I'm wrong this time :)

02/21/2015 - 13:22
I see where your coming from, but in this case im not so worried about H2H, more interested in recent form, I think Ipswich are out of their rut whereas Reading were absolute muck against Wigan who are fairly bad last tuesday night.
Anyway different opinions are what its all about. GL
02/21/2015 - 13:42
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