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Ipswich v Huddersfield: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Ipswich only need a point to guarantee promotion and end their 22-year exile from the Premier League, but take them them to collect all three and do so in style.

There will be nerves in the air at Portman Road but the highest scorers in the division should have little difficulty swatting aside a Huddersfield side that was effectively relegated last weekend.

Ipswich v Huddersfield

Ipswich v Huddersfield betting tips and predictions

Ipswich & Over 3.5 Goals - 7/5

Ipswich have been banging in goals for fun at Portman Road and elsewhere this season so even under an unusual level of pressure you would still expect them to play to type in what they hope will be their final game of the season.

Under pressure at Hull last weekend they played their part in a mini-epic, drawing 3-3.

Three days later and in another tense situation at Coventry, they kept their nerve, scored twice and held on for a precious 2-1 success. In each match they piled up the chances, just as they have been doing week in, week out.

So playing with a heavy burden of expectation for the Tractor Boys is nothing new and over the last week they have coped admirably with the demands.

On Saturday, at home to an all-but-relegated Huddersfield, they will go about the business of collecting the point they need to go up, by being positive and forward-thinking, because it’s the only way they know.

And against a poor Terriers side who know they are down (whatever the mathematicians might counter) Ipswich can win and win well. A home win looks no fun at 1/4; Ipswich and over 3.5 goals at 7/5 looks far more enticing.

It’s going to be a long return trip and a long 90 minutes for Huddersfield, whose players were roundly criticised by manager Andre Breitenreiter after last week’s 1-1 draw against Birmingham which all but sealed their fate.

The German complained several players went missing against the Blues and he has doubled down on that criticism this week. That language isn’t conducive to a healthy dressing room so don’t be surprised if a Town team he may well be leaving behind after this weekend, aren’t giving their all for the shirt.

Even if they do, they still look seriously held by an opponent in Ipswich who are 21 places, 48 points and 42 goals better off.

Breitenreiter will axe a handful of players who he clearly doesn’t trust and is also handing a first start since Boxing Day to back-up keeper Chris Maxwell.

Omari Hutchinson Anytime Goalscorer - 13/8

Kieran McKenna is blessed with an abundance of goalscoring riches - 23 different players have found the net for Ipswich this season.

Omari Hutchinson is on that list with nine goals - plus a 10th in the League Cup - and the Chelsea loanee is set to sign off his time at Portman Road before returning to Stamford Bridge by finding the net once more.

The 20-year-old has been a breath of fresh air for McKenna after establishing himself as a classy, creative playmaker with more than an eye for goal.

Of the 10 goals he has scored, seven have arrived since the end of February with the last two - both stunners - at Hull last Saturday evening.

Sam Morsy to be booked - 13/5

For the eighth time in 11 seasons Sam Morsy has reached double figures for yellow cards.

The combative Ipswich skipper and midfielder has been a huge influence for the Tractor Boys and coveted by lots of rival bosses.

The 32-year-old has been Ipswich’s leader, weighing in with three goals from his deep-lying role but also 14 yellow cards.

He has never been afraid to hit hard, leave a leg in and, as another Championship manager pointed out with a degree of admiration this week, knows when to break up play. All of which leads to the high card count.

Saturday is a day when Ipswich do what Ipswich do - as a team that means score goals, for Morsy it means lead from the front and pick up another yellow card.

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Ipswich v Huddersfield odds

Ipswich - 1/4
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