Fleetwood Town will take on Ipswich Town this Saturday afternoon at Highbury, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Ipswich Town
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 5 October 2019
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX
Match officials: Carl Boyeson (Referee), Steven Rushton & Richard Bartlett (Assistants), Wade Smith (Fourth Official)
Fleetwood sit 3rd in Sky Bet League One after an impressive display at Shrewsbury Town last weekend, with Joey Barton’s side coming away with all three points in their 3-0 win in Shropshire. Jimmy Dunne’s header was turned in by Callum Lang for the first, with second-half goals from Josh Morris and substitute Paddy Madden securing the points.
The Cod Army’s home form has been outstanding since February, with the team finding themselves unbeaten since the 2-1 loss at Highbury against Luton Town. With victories already over Rochdale, Accrington and Oxford, can the Cod Army keep up their impressive home form this season on Saturday?
Ipswich Town sit top of the table after ten games. With a 4-1 win last weekend over Tranmere Rovers, The Tractor Boys will be hoping to bounce back into the Championship at the first time of asking.
Paul Lambert – who won the UEFA Champions League as a player with German giants Borussia Dortmund in 1997 – took the reins at Portman Road almost 12 months ago. The former Scottish international couldn’t retain Town’s 17-year stay in the Championship last season but has made a good start to life in League One with 24 points on the board.
With three league wins on the bounce for the Blues, will Joey Barton’s men stop the run going when they come to the Fylde Coast?
PLAYERS TO WATCH
The ones to watch for the visitors this weekend are strike partners, Kayden Jackson and James Norwood. The deadly duo have netted five times each this season.
Jackson’s last goal came last weekend’s opponents Tranmere Rovers in Town’s 4-1 win at Portman Road, with Norwood’s last goal coming at the end of August in his side’s 3-0 win over Shrewsbury Town.
WHAT JOEY BARTON HAD TO SAY
Fleetwood Town head coach Joey Barton was on media duty ahead of the match against Paul Lambert’s Ipswich, and you can listen to the full interview on iFollow.
The feel-good factor around the town is evident after Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Shrewsbury Town, which propelled the Cod Army up to third in the league standings, just four points behind this weekend’s opponents.
Joey Barton’s side are unbeaten at home since February and will be looking to continue that run on Saturday in arguably the biggest game of the season so far.
Adults tickets start from just £24, Seniors £19 and Under 19s from £9! You don't want to miss this one, so get your hands on your tickets now!
Tickets are available to purchase online here, in person at the Highbury Stadium club shop or by calling 01253 775080.
For Fleetwood to make it back to back wins in the league against Ipswich, the odds are 6/4. For a draw, it’s currently 21/10.
For Joey Barton’s side to win & both teams to score at Highbury, it’s 5/1.
Players to score at any time in the 90 minutes:
Paddy Madden – 13/8
Josh Morris – 13/5
Kyle Dempsey – 13/2
Wes Burns – 13/5
For more odds, head to Sky Bet, click HERE. Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly.
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