Match Preview: Ipswich 1-0 Barnsley Prediction and Betting Tips | England (Championship)

Ipswich – Barnsley betting tips for today, April 10, 2018.
Kick-off: 19:45
Football: England – Championship
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.36
Bookmaker: (BetFair)
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

Match Preview

Ipswich (14th) will be wary of Barnsley’s (22nd) recent form, and with possible safety from relegation in the balance, ‘the Tykes’ (BAR) could pull themselves out of the bottom three.
The ‘Tractor Boys’ (IPS) are on a downward spiral with five league games left and are on a bad run of form, culminating in a 1-0 away loss to Brentford. Winless in six games, Ipswich’s season has seen them drop from league leaders in September, to a mid-season/mid-table glut of 18 losses and eight draws. With three draws and three losses in their last six home games since January’s 1-0 win over Leeds, Barnsley will feel confident of breaking their near eight-year wait for a victory here.
Both teams are in relatively good shape with Mick McCarthy (IPS) expected to give Ben Folami his second appearance, and Barry Cotter is also rumoured to feature.
Barnsley (W1, D2, L2) have a decent run of results in their favour and find themselves within two points of 21st-placed Bolton. Mainly figuring in-or-around the relegation zone all season, their hopes of building on their 2016/’17 campaign (which saw them at their best in 3rd-place) are in tatters. Barnsley’s last away win came in a 2-0 February win against Birmingham, and they have four points from five away games.
Ipswich have won 23 matchups, drawn ten, and lost 13 games in all competitions against Barnsley since 1957 – the reverse fixture saw Ipswich win 2-1 at Oakwell Stadium.
Players to watchMartyn Waghorn (IPS) has scored 14 league goals this season, with two goals coming in Ipswich’s 2-2 draw against Millwall.
Welshman Tom Bradshaw came off of the bench to score Barnsley’s winner in their 3-2 win against Sheffield United; he has eight goals this season.
Stat attack: Barnsley lay third in the Fairplay table on 68pts, while Ipswich sit in 18th on 86pts.
Ipswich haven’t lost to Barnsley in ten league games since 2010, but there have been six score draws (with five 1-1 draws).
Both teams have seen over 2.5 goals scored overall in 45% (IPS) and 53% (BAR) of their games, respectively.