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Ipswich Town are set to welcome Leeds United to Portman Road for a mid table Championship clash later this evening.
The home side are currently sitting in sixth place with 41 points. This is seven places higher than Leeds – but only by nine points, due to the close nature of the Championship.
The home side are favoured to win the match but almost nobody would rule out a draw or even an away win as Mick McCarthy’s side struggle for consistency.
Neither side has pulled off many decisive wins in their recent matches and it is hard to see that changing here as both sides still have playoff ambitions.
Whatever the result ends up being, it is likely to be a close match which is entertaining for the neutral fans.
Ipswich are undefeated in their last four matches in all competitions, having won twice and drawn an equal number of times.
Indeed, their only recent defeat was a narrow 1-0 loss to Derby at Portman Road. The home side are currently winless in 2016, having drawn twice – 0-0 against Burnley in the Championship, and 2-2 against Portsmouth in the FA Cup.
The Tractor Boys will have their chances of a win boosted by the availability of Jonathan Douglas and Daryl Murphy who are coming back from knee and calf problems respectively.
The Ipswich side has been rotated as of late which means there is a strong selection of players available for Tuesday’s XI.
Leeds have had a surprisingly strong run of form as of late, going undefeated in their past six contests in all competitions as the arrival of fiery Scot Steve Evans as seen an uplift in form.
The visiting team have managed recent wins, including an FA Cup victory against Rotherham, and have shown themselves to be capable on the road in matches against Wolves and Nottingham Forest.
The LilyWhites are waiting on confirmation of the status of striker Chris Wood who is listed as touch and go right up until kickoff. Wood’s hamstring problem has kept him out of action as of late and the player is itching to return to his goalscoring ways.
There are no new injury or suspension concerns impeding Leeds’ team selection.
Ipswich are favoured to win this contest but Leeds have had arguably the better run of form as of late. It is possible to see this contest going in any direction.
It is likely that whoever is able to seize the early momentum and grab the first goal will go on to win, based on recent results for the teams involved.
Whether this translates to attack or caution on behalf of the managers remains to be seen.
High profile managers Paul Lambert and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will come head to head on Tuesday as QPR travel to Lancashire to take on Blackburn.
Blackburn will head into the game in dire need of a win having lost three and drawn one of their last five games. Their last success in the league came in a 1-0 win over Rotherham on the 11th December.
Since then they have drawn 0-0 with Nottingham Forest and lost three successive games, to Cardiff, Bolton and Reading by a 1-0 score-line.
Blackburn enjoyed a welcome break at the weekend when their game with Newport County fell afoul of a waterlogged pitch. The game has been re-scheduled for the 19th of January.
Although with the club struggling for goals, they perhaps missed the chance to end their drought and get some much needed confidence. The club have not scored now in 420 minutes of football and that was courtesy of an own goal in the win over the Millers. The last Blackburn player to find the net was Ben Marshall and Grant Hanley in the 2-0 win over Bristol City on the 5th December.
Scottish forward Jordan Rhodes has not scored since the 2-1 win over Preston in November, a run of 7 games without a goal. The 9 goal forward will hope to end that run against a QPR defence that has conceded 8 in their last five games.
The Hoops have yet to win in the league under the management of Hasselbaink and lost to Nottingham Forest in the FA cup on Saturday.
The Hoops have drawn three and lost two of their last five league games, dropping to 16th in the process, one place above their rivals.
A win for either side would lift them to the brink of the top 12 and put them in place for a shot at challenging for the play-offs while another defeat will could see them slip into the bottom 6.
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