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Last updated : 16 September 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Ipswich Town fixture

Ipswich Town face a trip to Southampton at St. Marys on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 30 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 9 wins, and Southampton have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 MarSouthampton1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Tue 27 NovIpswich Town2 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
2006/2007Sat 24 FebSouthampton1 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2006/2007Sat 09 SepIpswich Town2 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Sat 21 JanSouthampton0 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Tue 13 SepIpswich Town2 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
2001/2002Sat 02 MarIpswich Town1 - 3SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton 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 6.

Ipswich Town have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Tractor Boys's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 3 points from their 5 games thus far. Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 6 points from their 5 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town640212612

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Tractor Boys has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Southampton. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton 7 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Ipswich Town Last drawn game 9 outings ago.