FM Preview: Ipswich Town v Blackpool 14 Jan 2012

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Ipswich Town v Blackpool fixture

Blackpool pack their bags to visit Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. 62.50% of the past meetings have resulted in a defeat for Seasiders.

The previous match played between the two at Portman Road was within the last three years, in December 2009, with Ipswich Town running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Blackpool 2 - 0 Ipswich Town Championship
2009/2010 Sat 06 Mar Blackpool 1 - 0 Ipswich Town Championship
2009/2010 Sat 02 Jan Blackpool 1 - 2 Ipswich Town F.A. Cup
2009/2010 Sat 12 Dec Ipswich Town 3-1 Blackpool Championship
2008/2009 Sat 14 Feb Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Blackpool Championship
2008/2009 Sat 08 Nov Blackpool 0 - 1 Ipswich Town Championship
2007/2008 Sat 16 Feb Ipswich Town 2 - 1 Blackpool Championship

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While Tractor Boys have scored 7, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Blackpool's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Seasiders's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.

Ipswich Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 27 points from 25 matches.

Blackpool lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 38 from their 25 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Ipswich Town 6 1 1 4 5 10 4
Blackpool 6 3 2 1 13 7 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Seasiders of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Portman Road with Blackpool coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Ipswich Town 16 games since last home draw.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Blackpool 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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