Its the East Anglia derby as Ipswich Town take on Norwich City at Portman Road, in the early Sunday kickoff (12:00)
Both sides will be looking for bragging rights and there’s plenty riding on the game as the Championship race continues to throw up surprises.
The Championship continues to throw up surprises this season as Cardiff City returned to winning ways, with Neil Warnock’s side snatching all three points a t Middlesbrough, while Wolves retained their lead at the summit with a thrilling 3-2 home win over Preston.
Norwich & Ipswich now find themselves in 9th and 10th places in the league following Saturday’s results, with three points today sending one club into the Championship playoff places.
The East Anglian Derby takes centre stage Sunday lunchtime as Ipswich host rivals Norwich in what is set to be an intriguing affair.
With home advantage Mick McCarthy’s side will be under serious pressure to take all three points against their neighbours but their recent form doesn’t make for good reading. After a brilliant start to the season the Tractor Boys have fallen off the pace suffering back to back defeats and have dropped down to tenth. But a win against Norwich on Sunday is certain to raise a few smiles once again.
In contrast the Canaries endured a slow start to the new Championship campaign but looked to have turned a corner with a run of seven games unbeaten.
Daniel Farke’s side head into todays derby a point above Ipswich and full of confidence having won their last three games on the road.
Martyn Waghorn has led the way for Ipswich since his summer switch from Rangers, bagging six league goals already this season. And he looks a good bet to score anytime on Sunday at 15/8. Norwich, though, have their own talisman in Nelson Oliveria. The striker has scored five times in four starts and is 9/2 to open the scoring at Portman Road.
Midfielder Tom Adeyemi and forward Joe Garner are expected to return for Ipswich after recovering from injury, but defender Tommy Smith remains sidelined. Norwich will be without a number of key players including Alex Pritchard, Russel Martin and Steven Naismith.
With the ground opening at 10:30am the atmosphere is sure to be electric with every ticket sold at Portman Road.
Mick McCarthy has never won this fixture as manager of Ipswich, dating back to 2012, but his side look plenty of value at 21/10 to take all three points.
The 11/8 on the Norwich away win also holds plenty of appeal with the Canaries current form, but at over £30 returned off just a £10 stake for the home win, the Tractor Boys surely have to be backed in this one.
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