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Ipswich vs Hull predictions: Tractor Boys can tame the Tigers
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Jack Ogalbe
Kieran McKenna's Ipswich have taken to the Championship quickly after last season's promotion
Kieran McKenna's Ipswich have taken to the Championship quickly after last season's promotion

- Ipswich were unbeaten in September, collecting 13 points from a possible 15
- Hull also avoided defeat and have won their last three Championship away games 
- Recommended bet: Ipswich to win and both teams to score

Ipswich Town can return to the top of the Championship when they host Hull City at Portman Road on Tuesday.

Kieran McKenna's side drew 1-1 at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, and while a point was enough to go top of the table, Leicester City's 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers on Sunday saw them restored as leaders.

With the Foxes not in action until third-placed Preston visit on Wednesday, Ipswich can leapfrog them, but are unlikely to have it easy against a Hull side sat fifth in the table.

The Tigers have won their last three on the road and look more comfortable on away turf. 

The Yorkshire club have drawn their last three at home, but with the MKM Stadium behind them, they will push the Tractor Boys hard in Suffolk.

Team news

Ipswich are set to welcome back captain Sam Morsy, who missed the trip to Huddersfield through suspension.

Morsy is expected to go straight back into the side, especially as his stand-in as skipper, Lee Evans, limped off with a suspected knee issue against the Terriers.

Vaclav Hladky should continue in goal instead of Christian Walton, who is still to play this season due to a foot injury, while Nathan Broadhead is doubtful due to a thigh problem.

Hull can also call upon a key figure after suspension, with Jacob Greaves having missed Saturday's 1-1 draw against Plymouth.

Ozan Tufan has a muscular issue that could see him sidelined and that could provide a chance for Tyler Morton in midfield.

The stats

After last season's promotion from League One, Ipswich have made a fine start to the campaign, losing only one of their nine games, a 4-3 home defeat to Leeds United in late August.

They responded by taking 13 of a possible 15 points in September and have built their success on goals, netting a joint-second highest in the league 18.

Broadhead has scored four of those goals, with Conor Chaplin kicking in from last season with three. They are behind Hull's top scorer, Aaron Connolly, who has five to his name, while colleague Tufan has four.

The Tigers lost 2-1 at Norwich on the opening weekend but are unbeaten since that defeat and have won their last three on the road, beating Blackburn, Leicester and Stoke.

Incredibly, Hull have won their last six trips to Portman Road but Ipswich won the last meeting between these two, James Norwood scoring the only goal on Humberside in February 2021.


Liam Rosenior has turned Hull into Championship promotion contenders
Liam Rosenior has turned Hull into Championship promotion contenders

It promises to be an open and exciting game on Tuesday, with both sides likely to try and take the match on.

With Ipswich good at home and Hull strong on the road, McKenna and his opposite number, Liam Rosenior, will see a real chance for points and the opportunity to get one over on one of their early rivals for promotion.

The last five meetings have ended with one of the sides winning and keeping a clean sheet but both teams have scored in Ipswich's last three at home in the league, while it has also occurred in three of Hull's four away matches.

Despite the Tigers' history at Portman Road, the hosts could have too much for them.

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