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Ipswich Town vs. Sheffield Wednesday Prediction, Tips & Stats

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      • (15') O. Hutchinson
      • (37') C. Burgess
      • (46') N. Broadhead
      • (49') O. Hutchinson
      • (80') Ali Al Hamadi
      • (90') Ali Al Hamadi
        • (34') O. Hutchinson
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        • (32') M. Ihiekwe
        • (86') W. Vaulks

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            Ipswich Town vs. Sheffield Wednesday Prediction, Tips & Stats

            The upcoming clash between Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Championship this Saturday is a narrative of two clubs at opposite ends of the spectrum, each fighting their own crucial battles as the season heads towards a dramatic conclusion. Ipswich, the newly promoted side, have defied expectations to launch a formidable charge for automatic promotion. Sheffield Wednesday, on the other hand, find themselves embroiled in a fight for survival, making every match a do-or-die affair.

            Under the stewardship of Kieran McKenna, Ipswich Town have emerged as one of the most compelling stories of the Championship season. Currently sitting in 3rd place with 78 points from 37 games, the Tractor Boys are in hot pursuit of an automatic promotion spot, trailing Leeds United in 2nd by just a single point. This remarkable achievement comes off the back of a season where Ipswich have consistently outperformed and outmanoeuvred expectations.

            Despite their impressive position, Ipswich's recent form has shown vulnerability, marked by a heartbreaking last-minute defeat to Cardiff City. This loss, characterized by a late-game collapse, has been a rare blemish in an otherwise stellar campaign. Yet, it serves as a reminder of the relentless nature of Championship football, where fortunes can turn at the drop of a hat.

            Ipswich had been riding their luck at times recently, with 4-3 and 3-2 wins over Rotherham United and Bristol City, where they needed late goals to seal the three points, occurring in a run of four wins in their last five games. Many would argue that tight games defined by last-gasp winners against struggling sides foreshadowed a defeat like the one suffered in South Wales last weekend, so Ipswich need to hope that defeat was little more than a minor blip.

            Kieffer Moore, the January loan signing from Bournemouth, has had a big impact in recent weeks, contributing crucial goals while holding good recent form with three goals in his last five games.

            Sheffield Wednesday's season tells a story of resilience and revival. Languishing in 23rd place with 38 points, the Owls' journey from the depths of despair to the cusp of survival underlines the unpredictable drama of the Championship. The resignation of Darren Moore and the initial struggles under Xisco Muñoz set a daunting stage for Danny Röhl, who has since orchestrated a remarkable turnaround.

            Röhl's impact has been transformative, steering Wednesday from the shadows of relegation to a position where survival is now within their grasp. Their recent form, winning four of their last five games, illustrates a team reborn, with the only defeat in this run coming against Leeds United, a side challenging for promotion.

            The backdrop to this Saturday's encounter is filled with high stakes for both clubs. For Ipswich, the match is an opportunity to solidify their promotion credentials and bounce back from their recent defeat. The quest for automatic promotion is within reach, and victory against Sheffield Wednesday would keep the pressure on Leeds United. For Sheffield Wednesday, the game represents another step in their improbable journey towards survival. Each point is precious, and a positive result against one of the league's top sides would bolster their chances of staying up.

            For our Ipswich vs. Sheffield Wednesday prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.

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            Ipswich Team News

            Ipswich are coming into this game without the services of George Hirst, Brandon Williams and Janoi Donacien.

            Changes are likely for the Tractor Boys following last weekend's heartbreaking defeat, with Ali Al-Hamadi, Omari Hutchinson and Nathan Broadhead all pushing for recalls to the starting lineup.

            Sheffield Wednesday Team News

            Callum Paterson, Kristian Pedersen, Juan Delgado and Josh Windass are the Owls' confirmed absentees coming into this game.

            Ian Poveda was absent during the defeat to Leeds last weekend due to ineligibility and will come back in from the start here, while Michael Ihiekwe and Dominic Iorfa are both also hoping for a place in the starting XI.

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