Ipswich Town v Sheffield Wednesday match preview and betting tips

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The Owls are no stranger to the Championship play-offs, the side suffering the heartache of losing to Hull City in the final last season. Can they go one better this time around?

Carlos Carvalhal’s men sit firmly in the top six as things stand with some five points separating them from seventh-placed Leeds United, however with the latter moving in the wrong direction following some dreadful recent results, a play-off place looks pretty nailed on as far as the Owls are concerned.

Ipswich Town are Sheffield Wednesday’s next opponents and Carvalhal’s side will head down to Portman Road in high spirits following an excellent five-game winning run. Victories over Rotherham United, Newcastle United, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers and Derby County are indicative of a side which will be looking to go all the way this season.

The South Yorkshire side have left it too late for an automatic promotion place – this was sewn up by the Magpies last weekend – however we do fancy their chances of at the very least reaching the play-off final next month. Will this be Sheffield Wednesday’s year? Indeed it just might be.

Looking ahead to this weekend’s match, Ipswich Town won’t be in the highest of spirits following their defeat to rock-bottom side Rotherham United last weekend. The Tractor Boys have been very much a mixed bag in recent weeks although their home form has been impressive with just a single defeat at Portman Road since the turn of the year. Will they suffer a second this weekend? We believe that they will.

Our tip: Back Sheffield Wednesday to beat Ipswich Town at 21/20 with Ladbrokes.


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