Friday, 21 November 2014

What makes Ipswich Town tick?

Ipswich Town are one of the teams that have crept up the league without much fuss or examination by the media of their title credentials. They are a team that perhaps like AFCB is not laden with individual stars, but have a great team work ethic and a great manager that knows what is needed to get out of the Championship. 

Recent results have been good for Ipswich as Watford and Wolves have found them too strong at home, while even on their travels Mick McCarthy's men have not been beaten since their match against Cardiff on 21 October, and before that you have to go back to 16 August when they faced Reading. They are a strong side who can be physical and AFCB will have to be prepared for that.
Ipswich players at Dean Court last season.
While David McGoldrick is often sighted as their key striker it is Daryl Murphy that has twice as many goals on 10 that AFCB will particularly have to keep close tabs on. Luke Hyam and Cole Skuze were missing from their last win but were behind some of Ipswich's strong performances this season. Tommy Smith at the back has also had a good couple of games and scored the winner against Watford. Ipswich have a deep squad and they do have some good young players but Jay Tabb, one of the older heads, has done well since he has returned to the side.

Ipswich are on a run of three wins in a row so it will be a very big test for the Cherries to keep their own unbeaten run going. Mick McCarthy hasn't scowled since the match against Huddersfield four matches ago when they let a two goal lead slip and the Cherries will have their work cut out to keep on top of the Tractor Boys. Yet, Mick McCarthy will know full well that AFCB have won their last four games at home.

Ipswich Away Form

AFCB Home Form

Match referee: Michael Bull

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