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Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

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Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Championship predictions, betting tips and match preview here. Nottingham Forest will be popular here but Town have proven stubborn opponents at their own place.

Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

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Draw & BTTS 15/4

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Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Match Info

Date: Sat 16th March 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm
Venue: Portman Road, Ipswich

Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-Head

Last 3 meetings:
1 December 2018- Nott’m Forest 2 Ipswich 0
14 April 2018- Nott’m Forest 2 Ipswich 1
2 December 2017- Ipswich 4 Nott’m Forest 2

Full Head-to-Head Record:
Total meetings: 78
Ipswich wins: 22
Nott’m Forest wins: 38
Draws. 18

Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Stats

  • Ipswich have drawn five of their last six
  • Forest without a road victory in nine
  • Forest have won four of the last five head-to-heads

Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Match Preview

Ipswich drew their fifth from their last six matches in midweek as they picked up a 1-1 draw at Bristol City. It is clear Paul Lambert is having an impact but it is too late as their slow start left them needing wins rather than draws and they are 13 from safety.

At Portman Road, the Tractor Boys are winless in their last four but have lost just three of the previous eight. Just one of the last five here went over 2.5 goals and that featured just three.

Nottingham Forest suffered a blow to their play-off hopes in midweek as they went down 3-1 to promotion rivals Aston Villa. It means they drop down to tenth but they still remain just three points behind Derby in sixth.

Away from the City Ground, the Tricky Trees are now without a win in nine though five of these (including two of their last three) have ended in a draw. In five of their last six on the road they have drawn blanks.

The East Midlands outfit are obviously the stronger team but it is hard to side with them winning here given their road woes have seen them win none of their last nine. Ipswich have been drawing a lot of late (five of their last six) and while a tie will do neither side any favours I can’t help but feel this is how it will end.

Five of the last six the home team have played have ended 1-1 so this might be a correct score option but I prefer to cover a few other scores by taking yes in the both teams to score market and the game to end in a draw.

Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Odds

Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips

Game to end in a draw @ 9/4 William Hill
Game to end in a draw and both teams to score @ 15/4 with Bet365

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Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Tip

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Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Match Info Date: Sat 16th March 2019 Kick-off: 3:00pm Venue: Portman Road, Ipswich Ipswich vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-Head Last 3 meetings: 1 December 2018- Nott’m Forest 2 Ipswich 0 14 April 2018- Nott’m Forest 2 Ipswich 1 2 December 2017- Ipswich 4 Nott’m Forest 2 Full Head-to-Head Record: Total meetings: 78…