Championship betting, Middlesbrough - Ipswich

‘Boro have suffered the first defeat this season against Crystal Palace in Carling Cup (won there in league three days before). They have scored in each game this season (with no clean sheet at home games though), have been playing really well and are one of the contenders for a direct promotion. Top scorer, Marvin Emnes, was rested in Cup defeat, while defender Joe Bennett is available after suspension. 

Ipswich seems to be recovered from a 1-7 humiliation at Peterborough, since they’ve noticed two wins of last three games (Leeds and Coventry, both at home). However, their defence concedes freely and remains the worst in the league with 16 goals in seven games (five of those were over 2.5). They have only one defeat against ‘Boro in 10 meetings in the top two divisions (back to Sep 2009). Winger Martin and defender Sonko are major doubts.

I think that Ipswich aren’t that bad as it looked in one moment and they can put a decent fight at Riverside. Wouldn’t even exclude the possibility of first class surprise. Four of last five games between these clubs ended with four or more goals and I’m gonna back it for once again.

Bet: Over 2.75
Odd: 1.88 (Pinnacle)
Stake: 8/10

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