Ipswich Town and Sheffield United meet at Portman Road Stadium, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round). There is only a record of 1 direct match in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 10-14-2017, which ended with the victory of Sheffield United by (1-0). Attention to the home factor, since the Ipswich Town usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last match that they disputed, for the Championship, they lost with the Fulham out by (4-1). In the last 10 home matches Ipswich Town has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Ipswich arrives at this unmotivated game, after a foreign snub, by 4-1, in the visit to the arena of Fulham. The home team usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring a slower style of play, channeling, mostly, their game through the central corridor. In this tactical design, the two most advanced players are Garner and Waghorn. In the most central area of the terrain it is possible that Ward, Skuse, Celina and Connolly act. One of the strengths of the team of the house are the aerial duels, taking into account the size of its players. Coach Mick McCarthy will not be able to count on Dozzell, for being injured.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last match that they played, for the Championship, they got a draw against Derby County by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Sheffield United has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 19 of the last 29 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 14 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (0′-15 ‘).
The Sheffield United comes to this performance after a stranger draw, a ball, in the visit to the Derby field. The visiting team usually acts in a 5-3-2, favoring a slower and more organized style of play, attacking, preferably, through the central corridor. In this tactical design, the two most advanced players will be Clarke and Donaldson, being that Stevens, Lundstram, Duffy, Fleck and Baldock will play in the middle zone of the terrain.
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