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Preview: Ipswich Town vs Leicester City – Prediction, Team News, Line-ups

Leicester City will want to continue their impressive run over the festive period when they take on Ipswich Town at Portman Road Stadium on Tuesday. 

The Foxes are currently sitting at the top of the Championship table, with a six points lead over Ipswich. 

Match Preview 

Ipswich suffered a 4-0 battering at the hands of Leeds United ahead of their home clash on Tuesday. 

The Whites were ruthless at Elland Road and found themselves ahead within the opening eight minutes, thanks to Pascal Struijk header. 

The hosts further extended their advantage with an own-goal from Leif Davis and Crysencio Summerville strike before the break. 

Joel Piroe then got on the scoresheet in the second half as Leeds sealed a comprehensive victory. 

The result ended Ipswich’s five-game unbeaten run, but they still are seven points ahead of the Yorkshire outfit in the Championship standings. 

On the other hand, Leicester cruised to victory against Rotherham United at the weekend after a brace from Patson Daka. 

The Millers sought to frustrate their opponents with a defensive approach and their strategy seemed to be working until Daka fired home the opener on the hour mark. 

The Zambian soon added another from the penalty spot before Cesare Casadei capped off an excellent home victory with a 72nd-minute header. 

Enzo Maresca’s side suffered two consecutive defeats in November but they have since put together an excellent run of form to consolidate their position at the summit. 

The Foxes have won six of their last seven league matches, suffering only a draw. 

Team News 

Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna will be happy to see that they don’t have many injury woes this week. Janoi Donacien remains on the sidelines with a groin injury while Lee Evans will also be unavailable as he hasn’t yet recovered from his Medial Collateral Ligament injury. 

As for Leicester City, Jamie Vardy will be out of action this week due to his knee issue. The 36-year-old has missed the Foxes’ last four matches and will not be part of the squad on Tuesday. Kasey McAteer and Marc Albrighton will also be sidelined due to fitness problems. 

Ipswich Town vs Leicester City potential line-ups 

Ipswich Town: Hladky; Clarke, Woolfenden, Burgess, Davis; Morsy, Luongo; Burns, Chaplin, Broadhead; Hirst

Leicester City: Hermansen; Pereira, Faes, Vestergaard, Justin; Ndidi, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall; Fatawu, Daka, Mavididi

How to Watch? 

Ipswich Town vs Leicester City, as well as all the other matches in the second-tier, can be watched via the live Championship streams

Ipswich Town vs Leicester City prediction 

Leicester are the team in form and will enter the upcoming Championship clash as favourites. Confidence in the Ipswich camp is likely to be low following the 4-0 thrashing at Leeds. 

We don’t think Tuesday’s match at Portman Road will be a one-sided affair but the Foxes will likely prevail in the end. 

Ipswich Town 1-2 Leicester City 

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