Ipswich Town - Barnsley Betting Preview: Home comforts can help McCarthy's men back to winning ways

The hosts are without a win in their last four matches but our tipster is backing them to collect all three points when they welcome David Flitcroft's men to Portman Road
Ipswich Town will look to get back to winning ways this weekend when they take on struggling Barnsley at Portman Road on Friday night.
Mick McCarthy's men are without a win in their last four league matches but can be backed at 8/11 (1.73) with Coral to collect all three points when they play host to the Tykes.
David Flitcroft's side have lost just one of their last four matches but have been poor on their travels, as a result are still looking for their first points of the season on the road and are chalked up at 4/1 (5.0) with Coral to win at Portman Road. The draw is available at 5/2 (3.50) with the same firm.
Barnsley's form away from Oakwell is sure to be a major cause for concern for David Flitcroft ahead of this weekend's clash, with Barnsley having lost all six of their Championship matches on the road so far this term.
Furthermore, the Tykes have managed just 5 goals away from home and they may struggle to break down Mick McCarthy's stubborn side.
The Tractor Boys have conceded just five goals in six home matches but McCarthy will be eager to see his side improve on their record of just 11 league goals at Portman Road thus far this season.
With that in mind, there may be value in backing a low-scoring encounter here, with Coral offering 21/20 (2.05) that fewer than three goals are scored when these two sides go head-to-head.
Despite their indifferent form in recent weeks, Ipswich have collected maximum points in three of their last four games on home turf and should be confident of doing so again.

Given Ipwich's impressive home form, in stark contrast to the Tykes' struggles on their travels, punters hunting for bigger prioces may be tempted to take a chance on Ipswich (-1) in Coral's handicap market at 17/10 (2.70) if they believe that the visitors will be unable to prevent another loss by at least two goals.

However, Barnsley are a determined outfit and look capable of keeping things tight at Portman Road, they've lost by one goal in three of their last four games away from home.

Therefore, it is the 21/20 (2.05) quote from Coral for fewer than three goals to be scored that is the recommended play for punters this weekend.

Under 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) 2pts stake with Coral 

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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