Cardiff vs Ipswich prediction, odds & betting tips 09/03/2024

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Cardiff vs Ipswich prediction
Ipswich can go level on points with Leicester at the top of the Championship with a win – Photo by Icon Sport

Ipswich sent Portman Road wild midweek when their very late winner from Leif Davis saw them maintain a spot in the top two. Whereas for Cardiff, they still have an outside chance of making the play-offs just four points off the top six.

Cardiff vs Ipswich prediction: Tractor Boys looking to maintain momentum

Cardiff vs Ipswich predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 2.5 goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

Cardiff 1-2 Ipswich

⚽️ Anytime goalscorer

Ali Al-Hamadi

Key stats

  • Ipswich have scored at least two goals in eight consecutive games
  • Tractor Boys have won five in a row
  • Cardiff have kept back-to-back clean sheets

Pre-game odds and win probability: Ipswich expected to keep up winning ways

Home: 17/5 (4.4) – 22.7%

Draw: 13/5 (3.6) – 27.8%

Away: 3/4 (1.75) – 57.1%

Despite Cardiff having won two in a row and kept clean sheets in both those games, the bookmakers have Ipswich comfortably winning this game, so we'd suggest avoiding the outright market.

Instead, we believe checking out the other free betting tips that we have to offer could be much better. Especially when it comes to things like BTTS and the anytime goalscorer market, as we have done on multiple occasions to great effect this midweek.

Last five H2Hs: Cardiff had the edge before this season

Ipswich had been struggling for many years before Keiran McKenna came into the club and he's turned their fortunes around. The Tractor Boys won the reverse fixture, but before that, they hadn't tasted victory in the previous four clashes.

England Championship 02/09/23

Ipswich

Ipswich

3
Cardiff

Cardiff

2

England Championship 21/02/18

Ipswich

Ipswich

0
Cardiff

Cardiff

1

England Championship 31/10/17

Cardiff

Cardiff

3
Ipswich

Ipswich

1

England Championship 18/03/17

Cardiff

Cardiff

3
Ipswich

Ipswich

1

England Championship 10/12/16

Ipswich

Ipswich

1
Cardiff

Cardiff

1

Cardiff preview: Bluebirds hopeful of causing an upset

A disappointing three-game run without a win, Cardiff have now followed it up with three consecutive victories which has helped them maintain a place in the play-off race. With two of them coming at home, they'll be confident of causing Ipswich a problem.

Predicted lineup: Horvath (GK) – Wilson-Esbrand, Goutas, Phillips, Ng – Wintle, Ralls – Grant, Turnbull, Bowler – Diedhiou

UK Friendlies 16/07/24

W

gb

Penybont

1

Cardiff

Cardiff

7

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

W

KV Kortrijk

KV Kortrijk

1

Cardiff

Cardiff

3

UK Friendlies 10/07/24

L

Kidderminster

Kidderminster

1

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Rotherham

Rotherham

5

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

England Championship 27/04/24

L

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

4

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

Ipswich preview: McKenna knows this is a must-win

Ipswich looked set to lose ground in the race for promotion midweek when they were level against Bristol City and missed a late penalty. However, an even later winner has them dreaming of a spot in the Premier League next season.

Predicted lineup: Hladky (GK) – Davis, Burgess, Woolfenden, Tuanzebe – Morsy, Luongo – Sarmiento, Chaplin, Hutchinson – Al-Hamadi

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

Ipswich's Sam Morsy
Sam Morsy has five goal involvements as well as having won the most tackles for Ipswich. – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Sam Morsy

Ipswich's captain and experienced midfielder has been showing everyone he has more than enough quality to still operate as a top Championship midfielder this season after starring in League One last campaign.

Morsy can do it all for Ipswich

As well as having five goal involvements to his name this season across all competitions, Morsy is also the one who breaks up all attacks. The Egyptian international has won the most tackles in the Ipswich squad with 57 and also stopped the second-most amount of players dribbling past him, only behind Leif Davis.

So, Morsy must be on his game once again after a gruelling midweek game, otherwise, Ipswich could slip up in Wales.


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