FM Preview: Coventry City v Ipswich Town 01 Jan 2011

Last updated : 31 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Coventry City v Ipswich Town fixture

Ipswich Town face a trip to Coventry City at Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 41 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 12 wins, and Coventry City have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2009, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 16 OctIpswich Town1 - 2Coventry CityCHMP
2009/2010Sat 16 JanIpswich Town3 - 2Coventry CityCHMP
2009/2010Sun 09 AugCoventry City2 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2008/2009Sun 03 MayIpswich Town2 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2008/2009Sat 20 DecCoventry City2 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 29 DecCoventry City2 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 22 SepIpswich Town4 - 1Coventry CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The away form of Ipswich Town is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Tractor Boys have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Coventry City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 34 points from their 24 games so far. Ipswich Town find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 22 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Coventry City6213467
Ipswich Town6204696

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sky Blues, as the Tractor Boys have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Coventry City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Ipswich Town Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 17 outings ago.