Burnley - Ipswich Betting Preview: With the pressure off the home side, expect goals in an open contest

After securing promotion to the Premier League, Sean Dyche's men face Mick McCarthy's play-off-chasing side, with our tipster backing plenty of goalmouth action
A 2-0 victory over Wigan last time out confirmed Burnley's place in the Premier League next season. The Clarets have been superb this year, competing at the top without the budgets or squad depth of some of the other sides in the division.

Ipswich are the visitors this weekend, with their sights firmly set on the play-offs - the Tractor Boys are currently three points behind Reading, who occupy the final spot.

Mick McCarthy brings his side into this match without a win in their last two games.

Ipswich drew against fellow promotion-chasers Bournemouth last time out, with the Cherries equalising in the 80th minute. Despite that setback, a victory against Burnley would put them right back in the hunt with one game remaining after this weekend's fixtures. Bet365 price them at 2/1 (3.00) to win.

Burnley may well be in holiday mode now and who would blame them after a fantastic season? The Clarets have been near the summit of the table since August and fully deserve their place in the top flight next season.

With six wins in their last eight league matches at home, they are a dangerous side at Turf Moor, with bet365 pricing them at 13/10 (2.30), with the same firm pricing the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

Looking at the outright market, despite being strong at home, it is tough to side with the home team due to the mindset in which they will be after securing their promotion. With nothing left for which to play after Leicester City's victory at Bolton in midweek secured the title, it could go either way in terms of how they play.

Some sides excel when without pressure but some can falter, as we saw with Leicester after they guaranteed promotion and then lost 4-1 to Brighton in their next match.

With Burnley playing with freedom and Ipswich gunning for the win, expect to see an open match with plenty of goals on Saturday lunchtime.

The over 2.5 goals bet at 19/20 (1.95) stands out with bet365. As well as paying out in Ipswich's last three matches, when you take the context of the match into account, it's certainly worth a play on goals in this fixture.

Over 2.5 goals at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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