Ipswich v Sunderland predictions and free football tips: Ipswich to bounce back
Tractor Boys can end poor run against top teams by beating Sunderland
Free football tips, best bets and analysis for Ipswich Town v Sunderland in League One on Tuesday.
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Sky Sports Main Event & Football, 7.45pm Tuesday
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Oli Hawkins (knee) misses out and James Norwood (hamstring) is a doubt.
Denver Hume and Conor McLaughlin (both hernia) are sidelined but Danny Graham (knee) may return. Lynden Gooch (Covid-19) has been out for the last two weeks.
Promotion-chasing Ipswich are just two points outside of the League One playoffs despite losing all of their seven matches against the top seven teams, but their dreadful record in big matches can improve with a victory over Sunderland.
Pressure is mounting on Ipswich manager Paul Lambert, who has returned to the dugout after being laid low by Covid-19.
But Lambert has been getting some better news on the injury front with several key players returning to fitness and his team competed reasonably well in Saturday's narrow 1-0 loss at home to highflying Peterborough.
Lambert needs points as well as positive performances to get the critics off his back and his team can cause problems for seventh-placed Sunderland, who are another massive club falling well below sky-high expectations.
The Black Cats were far from convincing 1-0 winners at home to Shrewsbury on Saturday and they could be edged out at Portman Road.
Sunderland have not won on their last seven league visits to Portman Road.
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