Championship

December 21, 2013

Full-time

Ipswich Town

1 - 1

Watford

Championship

15:00 +00:00, December 21, 2013

Portman Road, England

Referee: G Scott

Ebanks-Blake free for Town bow

Team Stat Comparison

Ipswich Town Watford
Matches Played 44 43
Table Position 9 12
Points 65 60
Goal Difference 6 17
Goals for * 1.5 1.5
Goals against * 1.0 1.5
Last 5 D-L-W-W-L L-W-W-W-D
Last 5 home D-W-D-W-L W-W-D-D-W
Last 5 away L-W-L-W-W L-W-W-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Ipswich Town | Watford

Competition Stats

Ipswich Town Watford
Goals David McGoldrick 14 Troy Deeney 21
Assists Aaron Cresswell 13 Iketchi Anya 6
Yellows Christophe Berra 6 Joel Ekstrand 11
Reds Aaron Cresswell 1 Gabriele Angella 1
Squads: Ipswich Town | Watford

Next Matches

Ipswich Town Watford
4/26 A: Burnley 4/26 A: Derby County
5/3 H: Sheffield Wednesday 4/29 A: Charlton Athletic
5/3 H: Huddersfield Town
PA Sport

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is available to make his Ipswich debut at home to out-of-sorts Watford.

The striker, a free agent following his departure from Wolves at the end of last season, signed for Town on Thursday on a deal until the end of the season.

Otherwise, Mick McCarthy is expected to boast a fully-fit squad as Town aim to extend their unbeaten run to five matches.

Town frontman Paul Taylor missed last weekend's goalless draw at Nottingham Forest due to illness but is likely to have recovered.

Watford start a new era under head coach Giuseppe Sannino at Portman Road.

Former Chievo boss Sannino was appointed on Wednesday in the wake of fellow Italian Gianfranco Zola's resignation with the Hornets winless in nine matches following last weekend's 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Sannino is boosted by the return of defenders Joel Ekstrand and Lloyd Doyley from suspension and a hamstring injury respectively.

However, Marco Faraoni (ankle) now faces a couple of weeks in the treatment room and joins Almen Abdi (foot), Essaid Belkalem and Tommie Hoban (both ankle) on the sidelines.