Ipswich Town vs Portsmouth Match Analysis & Prediction
21/11/2022 12:00 am
Ipswich Town and Portsmouth will be looking to make it into the third round of the EFL Trophy when they face off at Portman Road in a week. The hosts are currently unbeaten in six games across all competitions, while Portsmouth has avoided defeat in their last seven competitive matches.
Ipswich Town defeated Exeter City 2-0 at Portman Road on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run in League One to six matches.
Freddie Ladapo scored the opening goal in the 11th minute before Marcus Harness wrapped up three points with a second-half strike.
Ipswich remains in the second position but will put their promotion push on hold as they turn their attention to the EFL Trophy.
Despite finishing level on six points with Arsenal Under 21s and Cambridge United, Town topped the group due to their superior goal difference.
Having already beaten Portsmouth 3-2 at home earlier in the season, Ipswich will be confident of progressing to the third round of the competition.
Portsmouth is unbeaten in seven matches across all competitions, but they would have been disappointed to drop out of the League One playoff places at the weekend.
Pompey drew 0-0 at home with Derby County on Friday, leaving them with four consecutive league draws.
Despite struggling to convert draws into victories, Danny Cowley’s side has won two of their previous three competitive away games, giving them confidence ahead of Tuesday’s contest.
They have yet to lose an EFL Trophy game in 90 minutes this season, though they finished second in their group after picking up six points from three matches.
Ipswich Town vs. Portsmouth Head to head
Both sides have 14 games against each other with the hosts taking four wins while the visitors with eight wins, with two games end in a draw.
Ipswich Town Team News
Due to injury, the hosts will be without Dominic Ball and Tyreece John-Jules. However, Kieran McKenna is expected to rotate his squad, with Vaclav Hladky, George Edmundson, and Kane Vincent-Young all set to feature. Kayden Jackson may also enter the starting lineup and will aim to add two goals this season to his tally.
Ipswich Town 's Last 5 Matches
07/11/2022Bracknell Town0Ipswich3FA Cup
25/10/2022Port Vale2Ipswich3League One
Portsmouth Team News
Portsmouth is likely to be without the services of Tom Lowery, Louis Thompson, and Jayden Reid due to injury issues. Joe Morrell is currently at the World Cup with Wales. Following his substitute appearance against Derby County, Ryan Tunnicliffe could return to the lineup, while Ronan Curtis and Reeco Hackett may also get starting opportunities.
Portsmouth 's Last 5 Matches
01/11/2022Portsmouth1Wimbledon1Football League Trophy
29/10/2022Portsmouth1Shrewsbury Town1League One
Ipswich Town vs. Portsmouth : Odds and Predictions
Home Win: Yes
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