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Ipswich vs Rotherham predictions: Tractor Boys set for comfortable night
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Aidan Perkins
Kieran McKenna is hoping to guide Ipswich to the Premier League this season
Kieran McKenna is hoping to guide Ipswich to the Premier League this season

- Ipswich are fourth, three points behind second-placed Leeds 
- Rotherham are bottom, 14 points from safety 
- Recommended bet: Ipswich/Ipswich - Half-time/Full-time

Ipswich's promotion bid looks back on track after consecutive victories in the Championship and they should easily brush aside bottom-of-the-table Rotherham on Tuesday.

Following a concerning run of three games without a win, Town have bounced back with successive away victories at Millwall and Swansea to keep themselves firmly in the automatic promotion mix.

Kieran McKenna's side should not be troubled by the Millers, who have lost five of their last six league games and who are cast adrift at the bottom of the table with relegation looking inevitable.

Team news

Brandon Williams, Jack Taylor and George Hirst are all set to be ruled out for Town through injury.

McKenna may opt to make some changes and those hoping for recalls include Wes Burns and Jeremy Sarmiento.

Rotherham still have plenty of injury absentees with Cohen Bramall, Grant Hall, Tyler Blackett, Andre Green and Daniel Ayala all still on the sidelines.

However, Fred Onyedinma could be in contention to return for the trip to Portman Road.

The stats

Ipswich have won 10 of their 15 home games this term, drawing four times and losing just once.

The Tractor Boys have been in front at half-time in seven of those 10 home league victories.

Rotherham are still the only side in the Championship yet to win away from home this season.

The Millers have scored the joint-fewest away goals in the division with nine, and conceded the most out of all the sides in the Championship on their travels, shipping 37 so far.


It is no surprise to see Ipswich short favourites at 1/5 to win and McKenna's men should routinely secure another valuable three points against the Millers.

The hosts seem likely to dominate from the off at Portman Road and they will expect to go in at half-time in front, before then extending their lead after the break.

They were winning at half-time in their two recent victories over Millwall and Swansea and another fast start is on the cards against Rotherham, who found themselves behind at the break and going on to lose against two of Town's automatic promotion rivals, Leeds and Southampton, earlier this month.

Ipswich were held to a 2-2 draw away at Rotherham in November, but they remain firmly in a three-way battle for second place in the Championship, so slipping up again against clearly the weakest team in the whole division seems unthinkable.

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