Southampton vs Ipswich Predictions

Southampton vs Ipswich Town Predictions for Tuesday’s Championship clash. After suffering two hugely disappointing defeats, can the Saints bounce back to winning ways against an Ipswich side who have been one of the protagonists of this first few weeks of the season? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Southampton vs Ipswich Predictions


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The Saints’ Quest for Redemption

Key Stats
– Southampton have conceded a staggering 16 goals, the worst defensive record in the Championship.
– Ipswich Town eye their first four consecutive away wins since December 2015.
– Adam Armstrong and Nathan Broadhead emerge as top goal threats, with 4 and 7.62 [BettingTips4You Expert Rating] respectively.

St Mary’s Stadium is set to witness a football showdown between Southampton, desperately fighting to save face in September, and Ipswich Town, a team flying high in the Championship. The Saints hope to evade another blow following a string of poor performances, while the Tractor Boys aim to fortify their place at the top. This article dives into the recent form, players’ conditions, and tactical breakdowns of both teams before making some bold predictions.

Southampton’s Struggles

Southampton, unfortunately, had a torrid September. They suffered a crushing 4-1 defeat to Leicester City, with Jamie Vardy opening the floodgates within 21 seconds, a demoralising blow for the team. This defeat came right on the heels of an even more mortifying 5-0 defeat by Sunderland. Such results indicate a worrying pattern: Southampton’s inability to keep their fortress secure.


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Their performance after the international hiatus seemed no different. Their defence, which has let in a shocking 16 goals – the highest in the Championship – is their biggest problem. The team’s lacklustre displays are evident in their slipping to the ninth position, despite showing early promise with 10 points from their opening matches.

Ipswich Town’s Soaring Confidence

On the flip side, Ipswich Town boasts of a commendable record, securing a third place in the Championship rankings, trailing only Leicester and Preston North End. Their recent 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday is a testament to their solid form. Kieran McKenna’s men have successfully managed to thwart their opponents, registering three clean sheets this campaign.

But there’s more than just defence to Ipswich. Offensively, they’ve shown flashes of brilliance. Conor Chaplin’s recent goal against Sheffield, though deflected, showcased the team’s tenacity in pushing for results. The Tractor Boys have a ripe chance to seal four consecutive Championship away victories, a feat they haven’t achieved since December 2015. But history stands against them: they haven’t managed to overcome Southampton in their last eight encounters.

Key Players & Team News

Southampton’s Samuel Edozie, who recently scored with a delicate chip, may not feature due to an injury. Their woes are further compounded by the absence of Sulemana, who faces suspension. With these changes, Southampton might introduce either Joe Aribo or Sekou Mara to their starting lineup.

Ipswich have their concerns too. Leif Davis, an instrumental figure in setting up the recent winning goal, might be sidelined due to an injury. However, Brandon Williams could fill in, showing promise in his recent performances.

Considering the lineups, Southampton might feature Bazunu; Bree, Holgate, Harwood-Bellis, Walker-Peters; Aribo, Alcaraz, Smallbone, Fraser; Adams, Armstrong. For Ipswich, the probable lineup includes Hladky; Clarke, Woolfenden, Burgess, Williams; Luongo, Morsy; Burns, Chaplin, Broadhead; Jackson.


  1. Match Result: Taking into account both teams’ recent form and the statistics available, a win for Ipswich seems likely. Southampton’s defensive frailties combined with Ipswich’s robust form suggest the Tractor Boys might come out on top. Prediction: Ipswich to Win.
  2. Correct Score: Given the form and defensive records, a 2-1 victory for Ipswich appears to be a plausible scoreline. Southampton, with their offensive prowess, might manage to get a goal, but Ipswich’s resilience should see them through.
  3. Goalscorer: Adam Armstrong of Southampton and Nathan Broadhead of Ipswich have been in sublime form. Armstrong, having netted four goals already, might be the man to watch for Southampton, while Broadhead, with the highest average [BettingTips4You Expert Rating], is the pick from Ipswich. Prediction: Adam Armstrong to score at least once.


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Gram Dodd
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