English Championship: Game Week 7
Stadium: Portman Road
23rd September 2023
Ipswich Town will welcome Blackburn Rovers at Portman Road in Gameweek 7 of the English Championship. Ipswich can go top of the table with some favourable results. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Ipswich Town form
After narrowly defeating Cardiff City before the international break, Kieran McKenna may have had concerns about Ipswich's performance. However, his team has responded well with consecutive 1-0 victories over Sheffield Wednesday and Southampton on away ground, indicating that they will be strong contenders for promotion in the long run. Despite conceding seven goals in seven games, Ipswich has also managed to keep four clean sheets, which is a positive sign for McKenna. The victory against Southampton is particularly impressive considering their recent form, and Ipswich must now maintain their momentum going into the autumn as they currently have a six-point lead over seventh place.
Ipswich Town Predicted Lineup
Hladky, Clarke, Woolfenden, Burgess, Williams, Morsy, Luongo, Burns, Chaplin, Hutchinson, and Hirst
Blackburn Rovers form
On the other hand, Blackburn's upcoming trip to the East coast is far from ideal after suffering a 3-1 home loss to Sunderland. Although they defeated Middlesbrough in their previous game, they have struggled with inconsistency and will hope to break that trend over the weekend. So far, Blackburn has earned four points from three away matches this season, but their last lengthy trip resulted in a 3-0 loss to Plymouth Argyle, another newly-promoted team.
Blackburn Rovers Predicted Lineup
Pears, Brittain, Carter, Hyam, Pickering, Travis, Wharton, Hedges, Szmodics, Moran, and Dolan
Ipswich Town vs Blackburn Rovers Expert Tips
Blackburn Rovers have demonstrated this season that they are capable of winning when considered the underdogs, but also of losing when they are the favorites. Despite these circumstances, Ipswich is expected to continue their impressive start to the 2023-24 season and secure another victory. Expect more than 2.5 goals in the game.