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PREVIEW: Sky Blues head to Portman Road this weekend

City head to Ipswich for the first time since 2020...

1 December 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Sky Blues head to Portman Road this weekend

City head to Ipswich for the first time since 2020...

1 December 2023

The Sky Blues are back on the road this weekend, as they return to Portman Road for the first time since the final fixture of the 2019/20 season.

Meet Ipswich:

The Tractor Boys returned to the Championship, after finishing second in League One, ending a four-year stay in England's third tier.

Ipswich were relegated in 2019 and joined the Sky Blues in League One for the 2019/20, facing City at Portman Road in the final league fixture of that campaign, before the season was curtailed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, after appointing Kieran McKenna in 2021, fortunes began to turn and after a promising first year in charge, McKenna used that momentum to help the Tractor Boys secure promotion in his second season in charge.

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That run of wins that ultimatley sent Ipswich up didn't seem to be ending anytime soon, as they took to life in the Championship with ease.

Town currently sit 2nd in the league heading into the weekend, with only Leicester City ahead of them.

 

Mark Robins Quotes:

“For us and for any team that's going to a side that's flying, it's a big challenge. They are one of the form teams in this division if not the form team now because of results the other night.

“They play in a way that is exciting, they’re scoring goals, but they also concede them and they concede space, there's areas where we can hurt them, but we've got to we've got to be good and consistently good throughout the game, but then so are they.

“We've got to go there without any fear and go into this game with an expectation of matching that intensity that they have and if we can do that, then we'd have a chance in the game.”

 

Ipswich's last six:

  • Ipswich 3-1 Millwall
  • West Brom 2-0 Ipswich 
  • Rotherham United 2-2 Ipswich
  • Birmingham City 2-2 Ipswich
  • Ipswich 1-3 Fulham
  • Ipswich 3-2 Plymouth Argyle

 

Sky Blues' last six:

  • Sky Blues 1-0 Plymouth Argyle
  • Millwall 0-3 Sky Blues
  • Sky Blues 0-0 Stoke City
  • Preston North End 3-2 Sky Blues
  • Sky Blues 0-2 WBA
  • Rotherham United 2-0 Sky Blues

 

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Historic head-to-head:

Sky Blues wins - 25
Draws - 25
Ipswich Town wins - 38

 

Match Officials:

Andrew Kitchen will be the man in the middle at Portman Road this weekend, as the Sky Blues take on Ipswich Town in Sky Bet Championship action.

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Kitchen will take charge of the Sky Blues for the second time this season, having previously been the man in the middle of City's Carabao Cup clash with AFC Wimbledon.

James Wilson and Shaun Hudson will be his assistant referees, whilst Carl Brook will act as fourth official.

 

Ticket Information:

Coventry City take a sold out allocation of 2,000 supporters to Portman Road this weekend.

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COACH TRAVEL:

Executive coach travel is available via EST UK for £30. To book, click here

Coach travel includes allocated seating, toilets and USB charging

Departure times are: White Street – 10:30am, Arena Shopping Park (Service Road) – 10am

Please make sure you arrive at the appropriate departure point 15 minutes before the listed time as the coach will leave on time.

AWAY FAN GUIDE:

Take a look at the Away Fan Guide for the game here.


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