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Ipswich vs Norwich – Hosts to spoil rivals’ promotion bid

| 21.04.2011

Ipswich would love put the brakes on the promotion challenge of Anglian rivals Norwich and given the recent results between the pair at Portman Road, 6/4 looks decent value in the Championship odds that they claim victory.

Match Odds

Norwich are currently just one point outside of the automatic promotion places with four games of the season remaining and will want to maintain their recent form of one defeat in their last 12 league matches.

However, Portman Road has not been a happy stomping ground for them in recent seasons as they have lost on each of their last three visits.

Meanwhile, neither team has done the double over their rivals in a league season since 2004, which does not bode well for Norwich as they took maximum points from the showdown at Carrow Road in November.

Ipswich will also know that a victory would keep alive their chances of mounting a late charge towards the Championship play-off places following their current five-game unbeaten sequence, which includes four wins.

Norwich are 9/5 to beat Ipswich and will be optimistic that Grant Holt will overcome a late fitness test, bearing in mind that he scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 victory earlier in the campaign.

No Championship team has lost fewer away fixtures than Norwich this season and it is 23/10 that they extend this record by making the short journey home with a point.

Correct Scoreline

Preventing Norwich from scoring has proved a challenging task this season and has only been accomplished five times during the campaign.

Therefore, a high-scoring game may be on the cards and it is 10/11 that over 2.5 goals are scored at Portman Road.

But with Ipswich expected to land the spoils it may be worth taking advantage of the 8/1 on offer that they beat Norwich 2-1.

A £30 stake on Ipswich beating Norwich 2-1 would return £240. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.