We are back to club league football action starting this weekend with FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Ipswich v Birmingham – Both to score @ 1.75 (888Sport) – 2 points
Ipswich and Birmingham taking on each other tonight in the Championship and with things looking extremely close between them; its expected to be an exciting encounter tonight.
Birmingham lost narrowly by a score of 1-0 to Nottingham Forest in mid-week for their only loss of the season so far. They have played well in their games so far and came of 3 straight wins before that loss in mid-week. Birmingham’s Clayton Donaldson and Setphen Gleeson have netted 5 out of the 11 goals scored by Birmingham so far this campaign; that has seen their encounters have 18 goals in the 6 games so far. While Birmingham have been scoring; they have also conceded in 5 out of their 6 games so far; and were unlucky to find the back of the net against Nottingham last week which would have made it 5 out of 6 BTTS in their games so far.
Ipswich have won by a narrow 1-0 scoreline against Leeds United in mid-week which every predicted also as a both teams to score game. Prior to that they had 2 losses, getting smashed 5-1 by Ready and losing 3-2 Brighton. Their defensive work has been quite poor that has seen them concede 5 out of the 7 games so far, and they have netted all their games so far; which should make for some exciting football tonight. For Ipswich Fred Sears, Ryan Fraser, David McGoldrick and Tommy Smith have scored 10 out of the 12 goals scored so far. Ipswich encounters have had 24 goals in their 7 games so far, and we should expect more goals tonight.
Between these 2 teams, 7 out of their last 9 games have had both teams to score land; while last years encounters were heavy scoring ones with a 2-2 draw and a 4-2 Ipswich win; and looking at the early season scoring form of both teams, I expect Both Teams to Score should be the way to go here tonight.