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Ipswich vs Leicester Prediction 12/26/2023 | Championship

Match Details

The upcoming match between Ipswich and Leicester is scheduled to take place on December 26, 2023, at Portman Road. The match will be part of the Championship regular season – Matchday 24. According to the odds, Leicester is favored with a probability of winning at 2.21, while the chances of a draw are estimated at 3.68. Ipswich’s odds for a victory stand at 3.07.

Head-to-Head Comparison

These two teams have faced each other several times in the past, with Leicester holding the advantage in their head-to-head record. In their last encounter on February 22, 2014, Leicester emerged victorious with a comfortable 3-0 win over Ipswich. However, it is important to note that this will be their first meeting since then.

Historically, matches between these teams have often seen an abundance of goals scored. In fact, three or more goals have been scored in four out of their five previous meetings.

Team Form: Ipswich

Ipswich has been performing admirably in recent matches across various competitions. In their last six games played in all competitions, they have secured four wins and one draw while suffering just one defeat. Their goal-scoring prowess has been evident as well, finding the back of the net eleven times during this period.

In terms of their performance within the Championship league itself, Ipswich currently sits in second place with an impressive tally of fifty-two points from twenty-three matches played so far this season. They boast an impressive goal difference of +15 and have won sixteen matches while drawing four and losing three.

Their most recent match was against Leeds United where they suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat away from home.

Team Form: Leicester

Leicester has also been in excellent form, particularly when playing away from home. In their last six matches played across all competitions, they have managed five wins and one draw. Their attacking prowess has been on full display, scoring a total of sixteen goals while conceding just six.

In the Championship league standings, Leicester currently holds the top spot with fifty-eight points from twenty-three matches. They have won nineteen matches and drawn one while suffering three defeats. Their goal difference stands at an impressive +31.

Their most recent match saw them secure a comfortable 3-0 victory over Rotherham United.

Key Players

Ipswich’s George Hirst has been in fine form this season, contributing six goals and seven assists in twenty-four appearances. Kayden Jackson is another player to watch out for with two goals and two assists to his name.

Leicester’s Patson Daka has made an immediate impact since joining the club, scoring two goals and providing one assist in just four appearances. Kelechi Iheanacho has also been influential upfront with six goals and two assists so far this season.

Statistical Insights

Both teams have displayed impressive attacking capabilities throughout the season. Ipswich has scored forty-seven goals in twenty-three Championship matches, averaging just over two goals per game. Meanwhile, Leicester has found the back of the net forty-seven times as well but in just twenty-two games played.

Defensively, Ipswich has conceded thirty-two goals so far this season at an average of around 1.4 per game. On the other hand, Leicester boasts a strong defensive record having only allowed sixteen goals against them – less than one goal per game on average.

Prediction: Ipswich 1 – 2 Leicester

Based on their recent performances and current form, it is expected that Leicester will continue their winning streak with a narrow victory over Ipswich. However, Ipswich’s strong attacking capabilities cannot be underestimated, and they are likely to find the back of the net as well.

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