Ipswich vs Bournemouth by Luke
Ipswich comes from two consecutive narrow victories, getting a 1:0 victory away from home against Watford two weeks ago. Even though the victory came in a very lucky way for the visitors, as they scored the winning goal in fifth minute of additional time by Chaplow, they somehow deserved more than their opponent.
Players of Ipswich were more concrete during the whole game, showing more determination in the final stage of it and somehow did deserve the victory. With two victories and improvement in their form, the team is back in a fight for the promotion battle, being currently at sixth position, five points below the second placed Watford that gets the direct ticket for Premier League currently. Other teams are just behind them, so obviously the team desperately needs a positive result here and continuation of a good form. Home team has signed midfielder Jonny Williams and defender Zeki Fryers on loan from Crystal Palace. Fryers is expected to start, while Williams remains a doubt. Defender Tyrone Mings is suspended. Good news for Ipswich is that forward David McGoldrick and midfielder Darren Ambrose have returned to training recovering from injuries.
Bournemouth, on the other side, comes from a 3:0 home victory over Middlesbrough before two weeks, as the hosts took the victory a bit more easier than it was expected. From the first minute they looked much more concrete, getting the leading goal from the penalty spot in 12th minute via Kermorgant.
Other goals were scored by Arter and Pitman (again from a eleven meters shot), and even though their two goals were scored from penalty kicks, victory was fully deserved as the team dominated from the first till last minute, limiting their opponent to defensive role only. With this victory, they regained the first position, having one point more than second placed Watford, but still with everything in the air regarding the final position. The team has no defeat in last six matches and surely the aim is to stay undefeated here as well. Striker Kenwyne Jones, who got signed on loan from Cardiff and has already scored eleven goals this season, will probably start this game. Doubtful is forward Callum Wilson.
Both teams seems to be in rather good form for this game and both will be looking for a three pointer. Very offensive football with lot's of chances on both sides is expected here, with goals being no exception in this one.