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Hull v Ipswich: Tips, predictions & odds

Hull kept their Championship play-off hopes alive on Wednesday with a 3-2 victory at Coventry but they face a tough follow up game against third-placed Ipswich, who are in the thick of the race for automatic promotion.

Hull v Ipswich

Hull v Ipswich Predictions

Ipswich to win - 23/20

Ipswich have gone three games without a victory for the first time since February but they have the Premier League in their sights and can edge a step closer by defeating Hull at the MKM Stadium.

The battle for automatic promotion has been getting tense, with all of the top four teams struggling for consistency.

However, Ipswich's fate remains in their hands and they have had a handy two-week break to recharge and reassess after a 1-1 draw at home to Middlesbrough last time out.

The Tractor Boys were more like themselves against Boro, winning the shot count 21 to 11, and they can be expected to deliver a front-foot performance against Hull, who they defeated 3-0 at Portman Road in October.

Hull have been inside the top 10 since the start of November and showed plenty of ambition in the January transfer window by sealing loan deals for Premier League trio Fabio Carvalho, Anass Zaroury and Ryan Giles.

Finishing inside the play-offs was the aim but they struggled in the run up to Easter - taking four points from six games - and they might have left themselves too much to do.

Liam Rosenior's side are still in the top six conversation with two games to go but anything other than a victory over Ipswich could signal the end of their challenge.

Ipswich's task is clearer because they remain in control of their destiny.

The Suffolk side have endured a recent blip but they are on 89 points from 43 games which is a fantastic achievement in their first second tier season since 2018/19.

Kieran McKenna's side remain on course for a second successive automatic promotion and their fearless approach can help to deliver another massive three points on Saturday.

Leif Davis to assist a goal - 5/2

Ultra-attacking left back Leif Davis has been one of Ipswich's top performers this season and he is likely to play a key role in the remaining matches.

The 24-year-old loves to get forward and has the quality and composure to make an impact in the final third.

Ipswich's 4-2-3-1 system is ideally suited to Davis, who can make forward runs knowing that one of the holding midfielders - usually Sam Morsy or Massimo Luongo - will offer some cover in the event of opposition counter-attacks.

He finished top of last season's League One assist charts with 14 and has done even better in the Championship, laying on 17 goals in 40 appearances.

Despite those incredible statistics, Davis' qualities seem to be going under the radar and there is plenty of value in backing him for an assist against Hull at odds of 5/2.

Over 3.5 goals - 7/4

Given Hull and Ipswich's league positions, it is highly likely that both teams will go all out for victory this weekend.

Hull's considered, possession-based style has sometimes tested the patience of their supporters but there was a noticeable shift in tempo on Wednesday when the Tigers secured a much-needed three points away to Coventry.

Hull manager Rosenior changed tactics, dropping Ozan Tufan in favour of Manchester City loanee Liam Delap, who is a much more natural fit for the centre-forward position.

Hull carried a greater threat in attack, scoring three goals on their travels for the first time since September, and were more open at the back.

However, they have little choice but to stick with an offensive approach and, that should increase the chances of another high-scoring outcome.

Ipswich have been involved in some tighter matches in recent weeks but 19 of their 43 Championship fixtures have featured at least four goals and over 3.5 goals looks overpriced this weekend at 7/4.

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Hull v Ipswich odds

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Draw -
Ipswich -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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