FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

Last updated : 16 February 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Blackpool fixture

Ipswich Town prepare to entertain Blackpool at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Tractor Boys.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Portman Road was less than a year ago, in February 2008, the Tractor Boys 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:
2008/2009Sat 08 NovBlackpool0 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 16 FebIpswich Town2-1BlackpoolCHMP
2007/2008Sat 19 JanBlackpool1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
1978/1979Wed 30 AugBlackpool2 - 0Ipswich TownLGEC
1970/1971Sat 30 JanIpswich Town2 - 1BlackpoolPREM
1970/1971Sat 28 NovBlackpool0 - 2Ipswich TownPREM
1967/1968Tue 29 AugIpswich Town1 - 1BlackpoolCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 5 conceded.

Blackpool have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.

Ipswich Town's 43 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Blackpool see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 37 points from their 31 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6222898

FootyMad's prediction ...

Ipswich Town are not exactly setting the world alight at Portman Road at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Blackpool in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich TownDrawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Blackpool4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.