Ipswich vs Maidstone United
27th January 2024
The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the FA cup 4th round fixture between Ipswich and Maidstone United.
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Ipswich form analysis
The Blues have shown resilience in their recent matches despite mixed results. They began with an impressive 1-1 draw at home to side Leicester City, equalizing very late through captain Morsy. A 0-0 home draw with QPR followed, demonstrating solid defensive organization. Another scoreless match occurred away to Stoke City, as both sides struggled to break through. Their next game saw a crucial 2-1 home win against Sunderland, rallying from behind through two second half goals.
Most recently they earned another credible 1-1 draw away to Leicester City, with a last minute equalizer from Sarmiento. While Ipswich have not always found the net themselves, their defense has been difficult to break down under the manager. As a result, they have gained points against stronger opponents. As they aim for promotion, maintaining a well-structured style and continuing to take chances in attack could serve Ipswich well for the remainder of the season if they hope to rise up the table.
Maidstone United form analysis
Maidstone United have shown some mixed results in their recent matches. They began with a credible 1-1 home draw against Tonbridge Angels, equalizing very late through Higgs. Their next match saw a strong 2-0 home win over the same opponents, taking the lead through an own goal and penalty. However, their form was dented by a 2-1 defeat at Havant & Waterlooville, where they took the lead but conceded twice in the second half.
They bounced back with a tight 2-1 home win over Dartford, scoring twice including a late winner. Most recently they fell to a 2-1 loss at Slough Town after equalizing, conceding late again. While Maidstone have found the net regularly, their defense has given up leads in crucial matches. As they aim to push up the National League South table, tightening up at the back while maintaining attacking potency will be important for picking up wins on the road.