Coventry vs Ipswich prediction, odds & betting tips – 30/04/2024

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Coventry vs Ipswich prediction
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Ipswich Town face their biggest match in several seasons on Tuesday, 30 April when they take on Coventry away from home in the Championship.

The Tractor Boys are in touching distance of the Premier League and anything other than a defeat at the Coventry Building Society Arena will mean their destiny is in their own hands on the final day of the season. Ahead of kick-off, check out our Coventry vs Ipswich prediction.

Coventry vs Ipswich prediction: Ipswich to take what they need

Coventry vs Ipswich predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Match result - Draw

⚽ Correct score prediction

Coventry 2-2 Ipswich

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

Yes

Key stats

  • Coventry have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions.
  • Ipswich have drawn their last three Championship matches.
  • Ipswich narrowly defeated Coventry 2-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: The away side is favoured

  • HOME: 29/10 (3.90) – 25.6%
  • DRAW: 29/10 (3.90) – 25.6%
  • AWAY: 5/6 (1.83) – 54.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Based on Coventry's recent form, the Coventry vs Ipswich odds are hardly a surprise in that the away side are considered the odds-on favourites to come out on top. The Sky Blues have perhaps suffered from their FA Cup exploits with their promotion hopes taking a nose dive after a last-gasp win over Wolves in the quarter-finals.

Mark Robins' men have won just one of their last six Championship matches, with their last win coming against Leeds. The Whites will be hoping that Coventry can produce something similar on Tuesday with Daniel Farke's men now relying on Ipswich slipping up if they are to go up automatically.

The Tractor Boys have been stuttering in recent weeks as the finish line has drawn closer. They have failed to win any of their last four matches which makes it seem remarkable that they still just need four points from two games to secure back-to-back promotions.

They should have too much quality and energy for a Coventry side who have looked leggy for a while.

Bonus free betting tips for Coventry vs Iwpsich:

  • Both teams to score – 8/15 (1.53)
  • George Hirst to score anytime – 13/8 (2.63)

Last five H2Hs: A rivalry renewed

Up until this season, the most recent clashes between Coventry and Ipswich came in League One, which illustrates how well the two clubs have progressed in recent years, given they have both been involved in the promotion hunt to the Premier League this season.

England Championship 20/04/24

Coventry

Coventry

0
Ipswich

Ipswich

0

England Championship 02/12/23

Ipswich

Ipswich

2
Coventry

Coventry

1

England League 1 07/03/20

Ipswich

Ipswich

0
Coventry

Coventry

1

England FA Cup 10/12/19

Ipswich

Ipswich

1
Coventry

Coventry

2

England League 1 07/12/19

Coventry

Coventry

1
Ipswich

Ipswich

1

Coventry preview: Already on their holidays

As soon as their fairytale FA Cup run came to an end last weekend, Coventry effectively checked out. For this one, Robins could take the opportunity to rotate his squad, however, he is stuck for options at the back. Liam Kitching was sent off last time out while Luis Binks is out with an Achilles injury.

Fabio Tavares will also miss out with an ankle problem.

Predicted lineup: Collins (GK), Van Ewijk, Thomas, Latibeaudiere, Bidwell, O'Hare, Eccles, Kelly, Wright, Palmer, Simms

England Championship 04/05/24

L

QPR

QPR

2

Coventry

Coventry

1

England Championship 30/04/24

L

Ipswich

Ipswich

2

Coventry

Coventry

1

England Championship 27/04/24

D

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

Coventry

Coventry

0

England Championship 24/04/24

L

Hull

Hull

3

Coventry

Coventry

2

England FA Cup 21/04/24

L

Man Utd

Man Utd

3 (4)

Coventry

Coventry

3 (2)

Ipswich preview: On the verge of greatness

Kieran McKenna was delighted to welcome George Hirst back to the starting XI on Saturday with the striker making his first appearance in four months. Wes Burns also returned to the fold as Ipswich get key players back at the perfect time. Brandon Williams and Janoi Danocien remain unavailable.

Predicted lineup: Hladky (GK) Tuanzebe, Woolfenden, Burgess, Davis, Luongo, Morsy, Burns, Chaplin, Hutchinson, Hirst

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

Player to watch: George Hirst

george hirst
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There is an argument that Ipswich would already have secured promotion this season had George Hirst not been injured over the Christmas period. The Tractor Boys had a comfortable lead over Leeds in third before the striker went down on Boxing Day but his return could see them fall over the line.

A goalscorer at the top of the pitch

In Hirst's absence, Kieffer Moore has fulfilled the role of striker in the Ipswich team. While the Welshman has his merits, he isn't a natural finisher like Hirst.


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.