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Match preview: Ipswich Town v Fleetwood Town

3 March 2020

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Fleetwood Town travel to Portman Road on Tuesday 3 March to face Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Ipswich Town vs Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One​

Date: Tuesday 3 March 2020

Kick-off: 19:45 (GMT)

Venue: Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DA, United Kingdom

Match officials: Neil Hair (Referee), Aaron Farmer and Daniel Cook (Assistants) Stephen Finch (Fourth Official)​

Tuesday night's fixture between Ipswich and Fleetwood will be Mr. Hair’s first game officiating the Cod Army this season.

Hair has officiated 25 games this season in all competitions, and branched out 77 yellow cards and three red cards.

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FLEETWOOD TOWN​

After the last minute despair away at fellow promotion hopefuls Sunderland, The Cod Army’s trip to Tranmere Rovers was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The Cod Army are still in fine form after no defeats in their last 9 games.

When you look back at the last six seasons since Fleetwood got promoted to League One, after 32 league matches played, it’s the best points tally collected since the 2016/17 campaign – where the club reached the play-offs.

There are no new injury concerns, with Town’s head coach looking to keep the seven game unbeaten run going against another side looking to push for a play-off place.

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IPSWICH TOWN

Ipswich Town - who currently sit 9th in Sky Bet League One - are just one place below Fleetwood in the table, however they have played two games more than the Cod Army.

Ipswich have won one of their last five, drawing one and losing three. Most recently, they lost 2-1 to Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday. Ipswich did fall behind at the weekend, However, Freddie Sears levelled terms just after half-time, with the Tractor Boys leaving empty handed after the Seasiders scored in added on time.

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ONE TO WATCH – FLYNN DOWNES

One for Town fans to keep an eye out for on Tuesday Night is Central Midfielder Flynn Downes The 21-year-old has played 30 matches in all competitions this season, scoring 2 goals, as well as chipping in with an assist in the process.

Downes has been at Ipswich since the age of seven. He made his first team debut on the opening day of the 2017-18 season. Downes has had a loan spell at Luton making 10 appearances and gaining promotion to League One.

The England U20s man has been a key performer for Paul Lambert this season, with the midfielder having apass accuracy of 81% for the season.

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WATCH THE GAME ON iFOLLOW​

If you can’t make Tuesday’s match against Ipswich, don’t worry as we have it covered with iFollow – meaning you can live stream or just listen to full match commentary in the comfort of your own home.

For just £10, supporters all over the world can watch the Cod Army on their mobile phone device, or on laptop in the comfort of their own home. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR IPSWICH MATCH PASS! 

If you require any further details, please email sam.fielding@fleetwoodtownfc.com, or contact the EFL on ifollow@efl.com.

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HOW TO GET YOUR MATCHDAY TICKETS​

Tickets for the match will remain on sale until kick-off. Supporters will be able to buy theirs at the Club Shop at Highbury or down at the club’s training ground Poolfoot Farm.​

Fans can also purchase their tickets online HERE, or head down to the ground on the day of the game – prices are as followed:​

Adults - £27

Concessions - £20

Under 19s - £9

If you require further details on tickets, please contact the Ticket Office on 01253 775080, or head down to Highbury Stadium to see a member of staff in the club shop. 

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SKY BET’S BETTING ODDS​

Ipswich are 5/4 to pick up all three points. A draw between the two sides is priced at 11/5, with the Cod Army are priced at 21/10 to win on the road.

One of Sky Bets’ price boosts are for Fleetwood to win and for both teams to score – 6/1

Paddy Madden is 4/1 to score first. With Ched Evans Back in the side, he can be priced at 23/10 to score at any time.

For Joey Barton’s side to beat Ipswich 1-0, you can get odds of 8/1.

For more odds on SkyBet, click HERE Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly.


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