Ipswich vs Wigan by Neuro
Ipswich suffered their third defeat in four matches, coming from a 3:2 defeat last weekend away to Brighton. In a very open game, hosts needed only first halftime to seal the victory, showing great effectivity in that period. Baldock opened the scoreline in 18th minute, Murphy managed to equalize only four minutes later, but the hosts went 3:1 ahead at the halftime thanks to two late goals from Teixeira.
Since then, visitors were quite unable to respond in a proper way, trying but without creativity. Finally, their reduced the deficit in 78th minute via Sears, but without making extra pressure for an equalizer in last ten minutes. Despite the defeat, they kept the fourth position and are still only a point away from the first placed Bournemouth, having a great chance to end up at first two position in case of a victory against Wigan today. Coming into this game, they will be counting on great performances in front of their fans, as they have 9-2-2 home record and are in need of boucing back to victories after a defeat against Derby before couple of weeks. David McGoldrick will probably be back in attack. Positive news are that the team actually has no injury or suspension worries in front of this game, as even midfielder Jack Collinson returned to training sessions and might be involved here.
Wigan continues their relegation battle with a 0:1 narrow defeat at home against Huddersfield last weekend. Most of the game was actually quite boring, with neither of the sides wanting to risk a lot, while the game got more open as the time progressed, knowing that neither of the teams will be happy enough with a point.
Last quarter of the game got completely open and the visiting side was lucky to score the goal first in 82nd minute via Coady. There was neither time neither energy in home team left for an equalizer. This was yet another defeat for the team that has only one victory in last fourteen competitive matches, as they continue to be located second from the bottom - now with eight points away from the safely placed Rotherham. No doubt that in case some huge improvement is seen, Wigan might relegate in next month and a half already. Offensive midfielder Adam Forshaw moved to Middlesborough so the team will surely lack even more quality in the offensive lineup. On the bright side, they have no fresh injury or suspension worries.
With two out of three Championship league matches lost for Ipswich, they can't afford to drop the points again, especially cause they are only one point off of the top spot. They have been impressive at home all season long and should get a victory here easy or hard. On the other side, players of Wigan are rather unimpressive and will hardly find a way to score today.