This Saturday, Ipswich look to maintain their impressive 100% home record as they face Crewe Alexandra at Portman Road. Ipswich are one of 4 sides in the football league who currently still maintain a 100% league record and will look to make it 5 wins in 5 to maintain their promotion prospects. The best value for the footballing weekend must be Ipswich who are a shy over evens with most bookies to beat Crewe.
Home victories have been the bedrock of Ipswich promotion push as they are yet to concede in the league at Portman Road. Ipswich manager Paul Lambert will be back at Portman Road after posting a negative Covid test result, but he will be forced to watch from the empty stand as he serves his one match suspension. To demonstrate the goal of quality between them, both Edwards and Bishop (9 goals between them) have scored more than the whole Crewe side.
After 8 matches, Crewe supporters will be pleased with their start on their return to League 1. Crewe find themselves in 15th and 4 points above the relegation zone with strong victories against their nearest rivals in their battle to remain in League 1. Crewe have lost 4 times this season and all defeats have come against sides who will be competing at the top of this division. Losses to Charlton, Hull, Sunderland, and league leaders Lincoln are nothing to be disappointed of, but show the difficulty of playing in a higher division. It is expected that Ipswich will secure the victory before they make the long and difficult trip to Sunderland in midweek.
Ipswich to win- 1 point win 11/10 (Bet 365, Betfair)