12.09.22 Match Preview - Ipswich Town v Rovers

Rovers return to League One action tomorrow evening at Portman Road.

Manager's Preview

Rovers boss, Joey Barton says he expects a tricky test at Portman Road tomorrow evening but is pleased with the positives from our last game against Morecambe. The boss is also looking forward to the return of injured first-team players.

“Every away game at this level is a test for us and we wouldn’t expect anything other than a tricky game at Portman Road. However, we’ve had a good week’s training plus an extra break on Saturday and I am confident we will put up a good account of ourselves on Tuesday.

With no game at the weekend, we took the opportunity to have an extra training session and hopefully that will pay off. There were positives from our last game against Morecambe and things to work on. Players that have been out are nearing a return, as well as those who have just joined but are still gearing up to speed in terms of match fitness, and it’s nice to have a headache in terms of team selection.

It’ll be another packed house at Ipswich and a partisan crowd and we’ll have to be on our mettle. There will be plenty of Gasheads there in full voice and we want to replay their faith with a performance to make them proud.”


Last Time Out

Fan Guide

Rovers fans heading to Portman Road tomorrow can familiarise themselves with the home of Ipswich Town and its surrounding areas with this handy fan guide. Please click HERE to view the guide.

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Form Guide

Tuesday's opponents currently side atop of the League One standings. Level on points with Portsmouth, Ipswich are leading the way because of their superior goal difference. In their last five league games, Ipswich have taken 13 points from a possible 15 with Kieran McKenna's side dropping points in their 2-2 draw with Barnsley in August. 

Connor Chaplin leads the way in terms of goals scored in the Ipswich squad. Chaplin has a return of five goals in seven games in League One this season. In his last game, Chaplin scored twice as Ipswich ran out 2-0 winners against Accrington Stanley.


Ref Watch

Tom Nield is the match official for our Tuesday night clash with The Tractor Boys. Referee Nield has taken charge of two League One games this season. Across those two games, Nield awards an average of 22.00 fouls per game, 3.00 yellow cards and is yet to produce a red card in League One this season. Nield last officiated a game involving the Gas in our 1-1 draw against Swindon Town last season. 


Betting Preview

EFL sponsors Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 13/2 for the win on Tuesday evening. Rovers can also be backed at 16/1 to win the game 1-0. On the goalscorer markets, Aaron Collins is priced at 9/1 to open the scoring, whilst Ryan Loft can be backed at 9/2 to score at any time throughout the clash.

Odds correct at the time of writing. To bet with Sky Bet please click HERE. Please bet responsibly.

How to Watch

Tomorrow's game against Ipswich Town is live on iFollow!

Match passes for the game cost £10 - with the majority of the revenue generated coming back to the football club. 

Our highest iFollow audience for a Tuesday night fixture (excluding games played behind closed doors) stands at 1,878, which was achieved for our away trip against Leyton Orient last season. 

To purchase a match pass - please click HERE.

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