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MATCH FACTS: IPSWICH vs CARDIFF

13 April 2015


Ipswich Town vs Cardiff City
Venue: Portman Road
Date: Tuesday, 14th April 2015, 7:45pm

Russell Slade's Bluebirds are on the road again this Tuesday, facing off against Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town at Portman Road. Cardiff City head into this clash on the back of a solid 2-1 win over Leeds United while the Tractor Boys enter the game occupying the final Championship play-off spot.

Tickets for this match are still available. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now!

CARDIFF CITY PLAYER

Supporters can listen in live from Portman Road on Bluebirds Player this Tuesday evening.

The Bluebirds will be looking to continue their impressive away form, with Mark Denham and Ashley James sharing all the action via the Bluebirds Player website and App.

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MATCH FACTS
  • Ipswich have won 13 times at home in the league this season, and have only been defeated at Portman Road on three occasions
  • Only Middlesbrough have conceded less at home this season than Ipswich - Town having only shipped 16 times in 21 games
  • The Bluebirds last visit to Ipswich took place back in October 2012, with a Heidur Helguson double sealing victory for City
  • Tractor Boys forward Daryl Murphy is the current Sky Bet Championship top goal-scorer with 23 goals
  • City are unbeaten away since mid-January, with four wins and three draws from the past seven games


Daryl MurphyKEY OPPOSITION PLAYER:
The aforementioned Murphy has played a key part in Ipswich's high flying campaign. In forty Sky Bet Championship matches, the Republic of Ireland striker has hit the back of the net 23 times to date - the first time he has scored over 20 goals in a season, and the first time any Ipswich Town player has fired in over 20 times since Darren Bent in 2004/05. Despite this incredible record, Murphy hasn't been on the score-sheet since March 14th against Middlesbrough.

Freddie SearsONE TO WATCH:
Cardiff City supporters will already be well aware of the threat posed by Freddie Sears with the 25-year-old forward having scored for Colchester United at Cardiff City Stadium in an F.A. Cup clash at the start of the year. Sears made the short move to Ipswich later in January, and it hasn't take the former West Ham man long to settle into his new surroundings, scoring seven times in 17 games to take his total to 21 goals in all competitions this term. He also scored twice for Town in their 3-2 win over Blackpool last time out.


RECENT FORM (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Cardiff City: WDWDLW

Last time out: Leeds United 1-2 Cardiff City – Saturday, 11th April 2015, Sky Bet Championship


Cardiff City returned from Yorkshire with all three points after a tough and unique match against Leeds United. The Bluebirds walked out in Yorkshire without their usual away support due to recent differing opinions between City and Leeds on a ticketing front. Off field issues aside, Slade’s men started the match strongly and took the lead after 14 minutes, Sean Morrison's finishing from close range. Kalvin Phillips levelled for the hosts in fortuitous fashion on 17 minutes but the Bluebirds weren't to be denied, continuing their superb record over the Whites as Aron Gunnarsson netted the winning goal on 62 minutes.

 Moore, Fabio, Adeyemi, Kennedy.Subs Not Used: Marshall, Peltier, Malone, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Noone (O’Keefe), McAleny (Doyle), Mason (Harris). Cardiff City:

Ipswich Town: LWWDLW

Last time out: Ipswich Town 3-2 Blackpool – Saturday, 11th April 2015, Sky Bet Championship

Play-off hopefuls Ipswich Town overcame the threat of already relegated Blackpool on Saturday afternoon to move into the top six with four game remaining. 

The Tangerines took a shock lead when Andrea Orlandi coolly slotted in Henry Cameron's cross. January signing Freddie Sears volleyed home an equaliser before netting his second to turn the match on it's head. Cameron levelled for the Seasiders in the second half but defender Christophe Berra's header secured all three points for Town. This result puts Mick McCarthy's side into sixth position, ahead of Wolves and Brentford on just goal difference at this late stage.

Ipswich Town: Bialkowski, Chambers, Smith, Berra, Mings (Parr), Varney (Anderson), Skuse, Bishop, Tabb (Williams), Murphy, Sears. Subs Not Used: Gerken, Hunt, Chaplow, Wood.


LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING

2014/15: Tuesday, 21st October, Championship: Cardiff City 3-1 Ipswich Town


Cardiff City recorded a second home win on the bounce with this triumph over Ipswich Town. Peter Whittingham, Federico Macheda and Adam Le Fondre hitting the back of the net for the Bluebirds while Daryl Murphy scored a solitary goal for Mick McCarthy's side.

This was City's first ever two-goal victory over the Tractor Boys, and the first ever loss for Ipswich at Cardiff City Stadium.

Cardiff City: Marshall, Brayford, S Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Fabio, Pilkington, Gunnarsson , Whittingham, Noone, Le Fondre (Maynard), Macheda (Ralls). Subs Not Used: Moore, Gabbidon, Kim, Connolly, Daehli.

Ipswich Town: Gerken, Parr, Chambers, Berra, Mings, Bru (Anderson), Skuse, Williams (Bishop), Murphy, McGoldrick, Sammon (Bajner). Subs Not Used: Smith, Tabb, Clarke, Bialkowski.

Tickets for this match are still available. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now!

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