Ipswich Town vs Rotherham - Free Betting Tips

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At any one time, there are several battles going on in the Championship. While a lot of eyes are watching the top spots of the league table, there are few more ferociously and doggedly fought battles than between two teams who are trying to save themselves from relegation. Here is one of the most important fights in that battle. For more, check out the rest of our Ipswich Town vs Rotherham preview.

Ipswich Town vs Rotherham Best Odds

12. January 2019 | 15:00
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Ipswich Town win
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Rotherham win
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Despite being at the bottom of the league – three places and 10 points behind their opponents – the Ipswich Town vs Rotherham best odds are still favouring the home side, although not by much. BetBright gives Ipswich match odds of 11/8 (2.38), making for a safe bet. Rotherham fans will find medium-risk 21/10 (3.1) odds at Ladbrokes, which are also the exact same odds that the bookmaker is giving for a draw. If you prefer to go high risk and back neither side, then you can instead predict that the first goal will be by a penalty kick to get 10/1 (11.0) odds at Novibet.

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Ipswich Town win
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Ipswich Town vs Rotherham Betting Tips: Form Guide

Ipswich Town Struggle To Survive Relegation

The season thus far has been a disaster for Ipswich Town. However, the Ipswich Town vs Rotherham betting tips still have them as favourites, despite them being rock bottom of the league. There is a sense that the Tractor Boys have been a touch unlucky this season, as many fans have claimed with regards to their most recent 3-2 loss against Millwall. However, no one else can take the blame for the team ’s collapse following a Shane Ferguson strike.

Few excuses can be made for their 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough either, or their 3-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers. They played well before these recent losses, besting Wigan in a narrow 1-0 win and just being denied three points by promotion chasers Sheffield United in a 1-1 contest that could easily have gone their way.

Despite these positives, the bottom line is that, if it weren’t for that Wigan win, Ipswich would currently be looking at a 15 match winless streak – not that their current five matches are much to be proud of though. It’s simply not good enough. At a certain point, compliments about performances and complaints about bad luck have to get swept aside. If Ipswich wants to be in the Championship next year, the time for excuses is over.

Rotherham Defy Expectations

If the story of Ipswich Town this season has been one of squandered opportunities and a failure to meet expectations, then Rotherham’s is completely the opposite. We know that being just above the drop zone isn’t exactly ideal, but when you consider just how low their prospects were when they entered this Championship season, it’s fair to say that they’ve proven many people wrong.

So, are the Ipswich Town vs Rotherham match previews that are doggedly sticking to their Rotherham naysaying merely being stubborn? Or have Rotherham simply gotten lucky?

Well, if you can’t excuse all of Ipswich’s season on bad luck, neither can you dismiss Rotherham’s achievements with good fortune. They are not the best team in the league but they have worked extremely hard, playing with a strong defensive style that has led to frequent draws against tough teams. Their most recent Championship game – a 2-1 win over Preston, memorable for a spectacular free kick by Will Vaulks – was a terrific example of their skills.

However, a trio of previous losses, which went 1-0 to Bristol City, 2-1 to Bolton and 4-0 to West Brom, really does put a dampener on those positives. A 7-0 FA Cup loss to Manchester City no doubt stung despite their underdog status.

Ultimately, we respect what Rotherham has achieved and think they don’t always get the credit they deserve. Right now though, there does seem to be a limit to their abilities on the pitch.

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The Last Five Games

Ipswich Town VS. Rotherham United

  • Ipswich Town Form 1 draw, 4 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Ipswich Town Goals 3 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Rotherham Form 1 win, 4 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Rotherham Goals3 goals in the last 5 matches
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Ipswich Town vs Rotherham Preview: Recent Meetings

Another reason why Ipswich Town vs Rotherham betting tips for today may have the home team as their favourite is their overall statistical advantage in head-to-head meetings. If that is the case though, we would have to disagree because when it comes to modern, more relevant encounters, their opponents quite clearly have the edge.

The games that are relevant to this contest can reasonably be considered to begin in 2014, which started well enough for the Tractor Boys with a 2-0 victory. This didn’t last long, however, as the following year, they lost by the same scoreline. A 5-2 win later in 2015 was their last thus far. Since then, Rotherham has beaten them on three occasions – each time by 1-0 – and they have drawn once in a 2-2 Championship in 2016. It’s a clear advantage for Rotherham.

Ipswich Town vs Rotherham Prediction: Close Ipswich Victory

There are plenty of good reasons to defy the bookmakers on this one and go with Rotherham to manage the slight upset. It’s worth pointing out that the odds are not viewing an Ipswich Town victory a sure thing, far from it.

However, taking into account that, as of right now, Rotherham are performing – at least in terms of their record – considerably better in the Championship, as well as the fact that they’ve consistently achieved above what many commenters thought they could and that they have the head-to-head advantage, you may wonder why they aren’t being viewed as the most likely victors. And we think, under most circumstances, we would agree.

That being said, this is no ordinary game for Ipswich Town: this is do or die and they know it. You could argue that there are few games in their history which matter as much as this one, so vital is it in preventing relegation.

Due to that and because of how close we think this game would be regardless, we expect that their extra motivation will be enough to give the Tractor Boys the edge. With that in mind, our Ipswich Town vs Rotherham prediction is for a nail-bitingly close home team win.

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