They might be playing a team without an away success since Boxing Day, but the fact that Ipswich are odds-on to beat Peterborough in bwin’s 3Way football betting market is a sign of how far they have progressed in recent weeks.
Having sparked into life with a 5-1 home win over West Ham on January 31st, Ipswich have now won their last three games at Portman Road by an aggregate score of 11-1 and have lost just one of their last eight games – a 3-0 away defeat to Brighton on February 25th.
This run is all the more commendable for the fact they had lost 12 of their previous 16 games before upsetting the Hammers and it hints that the season should be regarded as a lost opportunity to mount a serious promotion bid.
As it is, a continuation of their form looks set to leave Town frustratingly short of the play-offs and they should move further up the table with victory over Posh at odds of 19/25.
Twelve of Ipswich’s 16 home games have seen three or more goals scored.
As already mentioned, Peterborough’s away record hardly inspires confidence in their prospects, meaning there is little appeal in the draw (27/10) or away success (31/10).
Instead, those looking for odds above evens should consider betting on Ipswich to win with over 2.5 goals at 29/20.
They might be down in 16th place but Ipswich are the third-highest scorers in the Championship and more likely to feature in games with over 2.5 goals than any other team in the division.
Significantly, 12 of their 16 home games have seen three or more goals scored, suggesting it is safe to assume that any Town victory will be achieved in a game with at least three combined goals.
A successful £25 free bet on an Ipswich win with over 2.5 goals is set to return £61.25, with the free bet available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account.
One final bet to consider is on there being more goals in the second half than there are in the first at 11/10.
Sixty-eight per cent of Ipswich’s goals this season have been scored in the second half, while 59 per cent of Peterborough’s goals have been scored after the interval.
Given these percentages, second half goals look to be on the agenda – and, given Ipswich’s form, expect the home side to get the bulk of them.
Recommended bet: Ipswich to win with over 2.5 goals at 29/20
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