Norwich City vs Ipswich Town. Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs Semi-Final.
Saturday 16 May 2015 12:47, UK
A place in the Championship play-off final is up for grabs when East Anglian rivals Norwich and Ipswich meet at Carrow Road on Saturday.
The semi-final is evenly poised after a 1-1 draw in the first leg, but Norwich will start as favourites given home advantage and their strong recent form against their rivals.
The Canaries have won their last three home games against Ipswich and have not lost to them at Carrow Road since 2006.
Ipswich have also never won a play-off game away from home, but will be hopeful of upsetting the odds after a keenly-contested first leg last weekend.
Jonny Howson put the visitors in front after 41 minutes but it was quickly cancelled out by Paul Anderson late in the first half.
The Tractor Boys will be forced into at least one change as Luke Varney ruptured his Achilles in the first leg.
Anderson could be the man to replace Varney while Norwich will still be without Lewis Grabban as he serves the last of a three-game ban.
Norwich are the 3/4 favourites to win the match with Sky Bet and 2/5 to reach the final at Wembley. Ipswich are 18/5 to win in 90 minutes and 7/4 to advance to the final.
Either team to win on penalties is an 11/2 shot while Cameron Jerome and Gary Hooper are 4/1 to score first and Daryl Murphy is rated the visitors’ best shot to break the deadlock at 6/1.