Clash is close for bookies

Bookmakers are having a hard job picking a winner from Sunday's Portman Road derby.Ladbrokes have both teams at 6-4, offering 11-5 for the draw - exactly the same odds as Skybet.

Bookmakers are having a hard job picking a winner from Sunday's Portman Road derby.

Ladbrokes have both teams at 6-4, offering 11-5 for the draw - exactly the same odds as Skybet.

Stan James have Ipswich at 11-8, City are 7-4, while Betfred had it 6-4 and 13-8.

As far as the identity of the first scorer is concerned, it's a toss-up between the joint leading marksman in the division, City's Robert Earnshaw, and Ipswich pair Alan Lee and Jon Macken, who are all available around the 6-1 mark.


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Darren Huckerby is 7-1 with two bookies while Peter Thorne also makes an appearance, despite having not started a game this season and having scored just once, in a League Cup tie at Rotherham.

Not surprisingly, Danny Haynes, the man who seems to make a habit of scoring against Norwich, is at 8-1 with Stan James and totesport.

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If you fancy a rank outside, look no further than City defenders Adam Drury, Jason Shackell and Jurgen Colin - who are all 40-1 outsiders to score first.

As for the exact scoreline, it's 5-1 or 11-2 on 1-1, with 1-0 to either side at 7-1 or 13-2. You can get between 100-1 and 150-1 on Ipswich repeating the 5-0 scoreline of 1998.

City have never won by more than two clear goals at Portman Road and the chances of them winning 3-0 on Sunday are between 25-1 and 28-1.

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