Ipswich vs Birmingham prediction, odds & betting tips – 24/02/2024

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Ipswich vs Birmingham prediction
Ipswich take on Birmingham this weekend – Photo by Icon sport

Ipswich are set to face Birmingham in the Championship on Saturday, 24 February with the home side looking to re-enter the division's top two places. Check out our Ipswich vs Birmingham prediction below.

Ipswich vs Birmingham prediction: Is more late drama on the cards for the hosts?

Ipswich vs Birmingham predictions
Our pick

⚽Match result prediction

Ipswich

⚽ Total goals prediction

Over 3.5

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Nathan Broadhead

Birmingham were involved in a seven-goal thriller last time out when they overcame Rotherham in the dying minutes at Portman Road. Manager, Kieran McKenna is showing no signs that he wants to reign his team in despite a rocky patch and the belief he has shown in his players is paying dividends. For Birmingham, this match represents an opportunity for three league wins in a row.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Ipswich edge the odds

  • HOME: 1/2 (1.50) – 66.7%
  • DRAW: 13/4 (4.25) – 23.5%
  • AWAY: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Ipswich vs Birmingham odds tell us that the home side are the favourites to win at Portman Road and it's hard to argue against that considering the momentum they now have behind them after their dramatic win on Tuesday night.

Ipswich had occupied 2nd place in the Championship since September but after losing form just after Christmas, they were leapfrogged by Southampton and Leeds. Being out of the limelight has seemingly done them the world of good as they are now unbeaten in four matches (one draw and three wins) and could go back up to 2nd place with a win on Saturday.

Last five H2Hs: Nothing to split them

England Championship 04/11/23

Birmingham

Birmingham

2
Ipswich

Ipswich

2

England Championship 13/04/19

Ipswich

Ipswich

1
Birmingham

Birmingham

1

England Championship 29/09/18

Birmingham

Birmingham

2
Ipswich

Ipswich

2

England Championship 31/03/18

Birmingham

Birmingham

1
Ipswich

Ipswich

0

England Championship 05/08/17

Ipswich

Ipswich

1
Birmingham

Birmingham

0

The last three matches between Ipswich and Birmingham have ended all square. Another draw on Saturday wouldn't be ideal for Ipswich considering their promotion push, however, it would be a good one for Birmingham who are simply looking to stay clear of the drop zone.

Team news and form guide

Ipswich: Looking to go five matches unbeaten

Ipswich have turned a corner over the past couple of weeks and will be looking to make it five unbeaten and four wins in a row when they face Birmingham. They will have to do it without four first-team players (Williams, Donacien, Hirst, Taylor)

Predicted Lineup: Hladky, Clarke, Wolfenden, Burgess, Davis, Travis, Morsy, Burns, Broadhead, Sarmiento & Moore

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

0

Ipswich

Ipswich

2

England Championship 30/04/24

W

Coventry

Coventry

1

Ipswich

Ipswich

2

England Championship 27/04/24

D

Hull

Hull

3

Ipswich

Ipswich

3

England Championship 13/04/24

D

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

Ipswich

Ipswich

1

England Championship 10/04/24

D

Watford

Watford

0

Ipswich

Ipswich

0

Birmingham: Doing it for Mowbray

Birmingham were rocked this week by the news that manager, Tony Mowbray, is having to take an extended break from the game due to medical treatment. They will line up without their boss on Saturday while Chang, Hall and Pritchard are all injured.

Predicted Lineup: Ruddy (GK), Drameh, Roberts, Bielik, Laird, Paik, Dozzell, Miyoshi, Roberts, James & Stansfield

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Norwich

Norwich

0

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

England Championship 27/04/24

D

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

1

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

England Championship 20/04/24

D

Rotherham

Rotherham

0

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

England Championship 13/04/24

W

Coventry

Coventry

0

Birmingham

Birmingham

3

England Championship 10/04/24

L

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

Our free expert picks: Ipswich to win and Broadhead to score

Our Ipswich vs Birmingham betting tips suggest that Ipswich will move back into the top two on Saturday provided Leeds fail to beat Leicester on Friday night. For more free betting tips, take a look at the following markets, too. BTTS is priced at 7/10 (1.70) while Ipswich to score first is priced at 4/9 (1.44).

Hot tip – Over 3.5 goals

  • Four out of Ipswich's last five matches have seen over 3.5 goals scored.
  • Four goals have been scored in two of the last three Ipswich vs Birmingham H2Hs.

Other tips

Ipswich to win

  • Ipswich have won their last three matches.
  • Birmingham have been thrown into disarray after Tony Mowbray was forced to suddenly take time away from the job.

Nathan Broadhead to score anytime

  • Nathan Broadhead is Ipswich's top scorer this season with 11 goals.
  • Broadhead has scored three goals in Ipswich's last four matches.

Player to watch: Leif Davis

Leif Davis
Photo by Icon sport

Leif Davis has thrived as Ipswich Town's left-back this season and has particularly enjoyed the freedom that Kieran Mckenna has given him to attack at every opportunity.

Can Davis top the assist charts?

Leif Davis is currently tied with Rutter and Dewsbury-Hall at the top of the assist charts in the Championship this season with 12. If he can set up a teammate on Saturday then he will move clear at the top – an impressive feat for any full-back.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.