Friday, February 22, 2019

Lewis Grabban 5/6 to score anytime against Ipswich in Saturday’s Championship clash

Competition: Championship

Market: Lewis Grabban to score anytime

Odds: 5/6 @ Bet 365

Coming off the back of the epic encounter against Villa in midweek, Nottingham Forest will host a struggling Ipswich side on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Aitor Karanka would have been disappointed not to have left Villa Park with all three points on Wednesday, their remarkable 5-5 draw does leave them in the chase to land a playoff position next year. Now unbeaten in their last four Championship outings and with the opportunity to move within touching distance of the automatic positions, it will be their form in the final third most impressing the former Middleborough boss.  Now scoring seven goals in their last two, one man to watch for the hosts will be leading goalscorer Lewis Grabban. Scoring a brace against the Villans, the 30-year-old now has 13 for the season and has also netted nine in his last nine.

As for Paul Lambert’s Ipswich side, while they may have brought in the former Norwich manager last month, the visitors have still been drastically short of form and are tipped by many to be the leading contender in the relegation race. Coming off the back of a 3-2 loss at home to Bristol City in midweek, the Blues have lost their last two on the bounce and are without a win in their last seven Championship matches. Already sat six points adrift at the bottom of the table, it will be their form defensively causing Lambert the biggest headache. Conceding 33 goals this season, the worst record in the division, they have also conceded two or more goals in their last three games on the bounce.

Bet: Lewis Grabban 5/6 to score anytime against Ipswich in Saturday’s Championship clash @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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