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Bitesize Prediction: Ipswich vs Huddersfield – 04/05/24

Competition: Championship

Market: Ipswich to score in both halves

Odds: 21/20 @ 1xBet

Looking to officially punch a sensational Premier League return on Saturday lunchtime, Ipswich will welcome Huddersfield to Portman Road.

Starting with the hosts, while Ipswich might have only made their Championship return this year, Kieran McKenna’s men are at the heart of a stunning fairytale. Making a crucial return to winning ways earlier in the week as they secured a season-defining 2-1 victory away at Coventry, a single point will be enough to officially punch their Premier League ticket on Saturday lunchtime. With the mood around Portman Road at an iconic high, the one-time Manchester United coach will also be excited by his side’s extended success on home soil. Opening April with a stunning 3-2 victory against play-off contenders Southampton, Ipswich have remarkably not suffered a single Championship defeat in front of their own supporters since the end of August. Continuing to gain a fearsome reputation for their free-scoring performances in the final third, McKenna’s men are rightfully pencilled in as a landslide favourite when they return to an emotional Portman Road this weekend.

As for the visitors, while Huddersfield might open Saturday’s showdown holding a mathematical chance of extending on their Championship status, the Terriers have already accepted their fate. Enduring what has been a public second-tier nightmare this season, the Yorkshire-based outfit have recorded just a single victory from any of their previous 11 appearances – a run that stems all the way back to February 24th. With their recent glaring issues highlighted by a 4-0 drumming at home against Swansea last month, Andre Breitenreiter’s side couldn’t have asked for a tougher challenge this weekend. In fact, along with a 4-1 loss at the hands of Preston on April 9th, Huddersfield have recorded just a sole Championship win on their travels since the end of November. Conceding 75 second-tier goals this season and holding the second-worst defensive record, the Terriers will be bracing themselves for another monumental challenge when they arrive at Portman Road on Saturday lunchtime.

Bet: Ipswich 21/20 to beat Huddersfield in Saturday’s Championship battle @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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