Norwich City vs Ipswich Town
|Date & Time||Saturday May 9, 2015, 8:15 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Ipswich Town 9/4 Draw 23/10 Norwich City 7/5
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Ipswich Town take on Norwich City in the Championship playoffs on Saturday morning with the home side the underdogs. Norwich City come into this game having finished the season in great form losing out on automatic promotion by just three points. Norwich are led by the experienced Cameron Jerome, Wes Hoolohan, Gary Hooper and Bradley Johnson. Of all the promotion playoff teams I think Norwich have the best current squad to deal with the riguors of the Premier League. The Canaries were only relegated last season and a bounce back straight up would be worth alot of money to the club. Norwich are one of those teams that play really good football and get results especially in the Championship where they built a team in the summer to go back to the Premier League and have now given themselves a real chance just three games away from the promised land of the Premier League.
Ipswich town though are a formidable team and have a manager in Mick Mccarthy who knows how to win games in the Championship. The Tractor boys snuck into the playoffs on goal difference after losing on the last day of the season. With Daryl Murphy up front though Ipswich will have a chance, scorer of twenty seven goals this season murphy have been unbelievable this season and will need watching tomorrow as Norwich look to contain the top scorer in the league. With Freddie Sears playing an able wing man Ipswich have the talent up front to really give Ipswich a fighting chance tomorrow , especially at home.
I think the oddsmakers have this priced up wrong. For me the game should be a coinflip or Ipswich should be narrow favourites playing at home, instead Norwich are the favourites in the bookmakers. I am going to take the home underdog at a big price to win the first leg of this Playoff semi final.