Ipswich Town will take to the pitch with visiting rivals Doncaster Rovers at Portman Road in the League One meeting on Saturday.
Our Ipswich Town v Doncaster Rovers tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
Ipswich Town will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-1 League One triumph against Hull City.
The only scorer from Ipswich Town was James Norwood (15').
Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Ipswich Town have taken part. In terms of the goal weighting in this period, their opponents scored a total of 3 while The Tractor Boys got themselves 5.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Ipswich Town:
- have not won against Doncaster Rovers in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Last time out, Doncaster Rovers drew 3-3 in the League One match with Hull City.
For Doncaster Rovers, goals were scored by Reece James (33'), Omar Bogle (68') and James Coppinger (102'). Mallik Wilks (19', 24') and Jacob Greaves (38') scored for Hull City.
Showing their partiality to action-packed matches, goals have been scored 22 times in the previous six matches in which Doncaster Rovers have played, yielding a mean average of 3.67 goals each clash. Their opponents have managed 13 of these goals. Despite that, time will tell if such a trend shall continue on here in this match.
Heading into this contest, Doncaster Rovers are winless against Ipswich Town when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 28/04/2012 shows that Ipswich Town have won 4 of these and Doncaster Rovers 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A total of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 13 of them for The Tractor Boys and 8 belonging to The Rovers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league match between these clubs was League One match day 7 on 20/10/2020 when it ended Doncaster Rovers 4-1 Ipswich Town.
The referee was Scott Oldham.
Team News: Ipswich Town
Gwion Edwards (Thigh Problems), Keanan Bennetts (Unknown Injury), Stephen Ward (Achilles tendon problems) and Flynn Downes (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for Ipswich gaffer Paul Lambert. Kayden Jackson will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Doncaster Rovers
Doncaster manager Darren Moore has a number of players out of action. Rayhaan Tulloch (Hamstring Injury) and Tyreece John-Jules (Torn Muscle) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our assessment here is that Doncaster Rovers could find themselves up against it to breach the defence of this Ipswich Town side who we think might well get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning margin for Ipswich Town at full-time.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Portman Road (30,311)
Captain: Luke Chambers
Chairman: Marcus Evans
Manager: Paul Lambert
Competitions: League One position 12
⭐ Star Man: Jon Nolan
Regularly used in the Centre Midfield position, Jon Nolan was born in Huyton, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Stockport County in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 13 appearances.