Sheffield Wednesday Match Preview

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

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:
2008/2009Sat 20 SepSheff. Wed.0 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 02 FebSheff. Wed.1 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 11 AugIpswich Town4-1Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2006/2007Mon 09 AprSheff. Wed.2 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2006/2007Sat 11 NovIpswich Town0 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 17 DecSheff. Wed.0 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Sat 20 AugIpswich Town2 - 1Sheff. 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:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town631210610
Sheff. Wed.6123375

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

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town5 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.