Hull have suffered three consecutive defeats in Championship before the international break, as the side comes from a 4:1 defeat away from home against Sheffield United without being completely competitive in the second halftime.
They even took the lead, against the flow of the match in 29th minute via Grosicki, but it was obvious that the hosts had much more of the initiative and were a better side, something that they confirmed with four goals from Clarke in the second halftime, leaving no reasons for the players of Hull to hope for something. After three consecutive defeats, the Tigers have slipped down the table now being at 20th position, just four points above relegating placed Bolton.
Dicko should lead their attack in 4-2-3-1 formation with the support of Grosicki, Evandro and Bowen as offensive midfielders most likely. Forward Abel Hernandez (3/3) remains sidelined with injury, same as long term striker Will Keane (no performance so far), left back Stephen Kingsley (6/0), midfielder Jon Toral (7/0) and defensive midfielder Ryan Mason (no performance also). Striker Fraizer Campbell (13/3) is suspended after picking up five yellow cards.
Ipswich, on the other side, took a convincing victory in the most recent Championship game played winning 3:0 over Preston at home. It wasn’t that easy game for them, since the players of Preston had much more of the ball possession and decent number of chances created, but lacked more effort with the final touch.
Ipswich, on the other side, scored their goals when it was needed the most, taking the lead during the additional time in first half, via Waghorn, while they scored two more goals at the start of second, via McGoldrick and Celina to seal a three pointer. The side now stands at eight position with just two points less than play-off placed Aston Villa and surely aim to walk away with something here.
Guests are set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Garner as central striker, but also with Waghorn, Celina and McGoldrick. Central defender Tommy Smith (2/0) won’t be playing here after being with the international team of New Zealand. Midfielder Andre Dozzell (1/0) remains injured, same as long term absentees midfielders Teddy Bishop and Luke Hyam, both without performing so far anyway.
— Hull have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches against Ipswich.
— Hull have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 home matches against Ipswich.
Hull City will surely be looking to bounce back with much better performance here and if possibile, to get a victory. That means that the team will be playing in attacking way, just what they did in many previous matches, while Ipswich seems to be doing exactly the same. Both sides should be aiming a victory, while neither of them have reliable defensive lines.
Over 2.5 Goals