Ipswich Town prepare to entertain Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 18 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 9 wins, and Sheff. Wed. have come away with 8 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Portman Road was just last season, in August 2007, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Sep||Sheff. Wed.||0 - 0||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Sat 02 Feb||Sheff. Wed.||1 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Sat 11 Aug||Ipswich Town||4-1||Sheff. Wed.||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Mon 09 Apr||Sheff. Wed.||2 - 0||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 11 Nov||Ipswich Town||0 - 2||Sheff. Wed.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 17 Dec||Sheff. Wed.||0 - 1||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 20 Aug||Ipswich Town||2 - 1||Sheff. Wed.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 5 conceded.
Sheff. Wed. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Owls have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Ipswich Town's 35 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Sheff. Wed. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 34 points from their 26 games played so far,
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Tractor Boys's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Sheff. Wed.. Home Win
|Ipswich Town||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Sheff. Wed.||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.