The Gas drew their last fixture against Morecambe in the third tier before their trip to MK Dons was postponed because of the Queen’s passing.
Away matches don’t get easier and Rovers take on a team that are currently top of the pile in the league standings and are yet to taste defeat so far in their opening seven matches.
Here, we take a look at everything you need to know about the match between Ipswich and Bristol Rovers:
When is Ipswich Town v Bristol Rovers?
The League One clash between Ipswich and Bristol Rovers takes place on Tuesday, September 13. Kick-off at Portman Road is at 7:45pm.
Is Ipswich v Bristol Rovers on TV or being streamed on iFollow?
The match between Ipswich and Rovers is available on the EFL’s iFollow service this evening.
Available for £9.99 of which a chunk of the money goes to the coffers of the club, fans can watch it on the EFL’s streaming platform.
How else can I follow the game?
Soccer Special will have a reporter at tonight’s game and are likely to show the goals as they go in if you want to keep an eye on the goals across the EFL.
BBC Radio Bristol will be providing live commentary of the clash, which will also be used for iFollow.
What’s the latest team news?
Saturday’s postponement will have given more time for players to recover but not enough to affect things massively.
Lewis Gibson was a doubt last Saturday and he isn’t likely to play whilst James Connolly is on the sidelines which leaves them without their first choice centre halves. Bobby Thomas did well on his debut, scoring against Morecambe and this opens up a chance for Alfie Kilgour to claim his spot.
Josh Grant is pushing to be a part of the squad having suffered an injury in preseason with the club trying to carefully manage his load.
For Ipswich, they are boosted by the fact Gassan Ahadme and George Edmundson are available. Ahadme came on in the win against Accrington but could now be in line to start. Panutche Camara and Cameron Humphreys will miss out however with the former joining on deadline day but missing out due to a groin injury. Sone Aluko has a serious knee injury and is making progress after surgery but remains a long term absentee.
What is the history of this fixture?
The two teams will meet for the 43rd time this evening with it close between the two sides. Ipswich have won 17 matches whilst Rovers have one less win with 16, there have also been nine draws. Many of Rovers wins came between the 1930s and 1960s, before Ipswich became dominant in the fixture. Rovers have won just once in their last 10 meetings with the Suffolk club, which was a 2-1 win back in December 2019.
What are the latest betting odds?
Ipswich win: 4/11 (Paddy Power)
Draw: 22/25 (SBK)
Bristol Rovers win: 8/1 (William Hill)
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