Ipswich Town’s Portman Road is the venue for their game against Hull City, with both sides in the top six of the Championship table, it’s a game between two of the league's best sides.
- Neither side suffered a defeat in the month of September
- 6 points separate the two sides in the Championship table
- Both teams have averaged over 1.5 goals per game so far this season
Hull and Ipswich certainly know where the goal is and their expansive playing styles often rely on them outscoring their opponents as there are only 5 clean sheets between them this season so far.
Ipswich Town Form
Before a 1-1 draw away at Huddersfield, Ipswich have recorded some impressive results. Just last week, they knocked out Wolves 3-2 in the EFL Cup, with 19-year-old loanee Omari Hutchinson on the scoresheet alongside Freddie Ladapo and Jack Taylor.
They were involved in another exciting game just a few days before coming out on top in a fantastic battle against Blackburn Rovers. That game finished 4-3 and Ipswich showed their resilience by keeping Blackburn at bay after they equalised twice.
Southampton held host to Ipswich before this and were unable to turn possession into goals, losing 1-0 with Omari Hutchinson on the scoresheet again.
Hull City Form
The last time Hull City lost a game was back in August, a 2-1 defeat away at Ipswich’s biggest rivals, Norwich City. They have won 5 of their previous 9 games since then and have scored in all but one of those matches, the only goalless draw coming against Leeds United on September 20h.
They drew 1-1 last time out where they played host to Plymouth Argyle, with Regan Slater finding an equaliser just before half-time. This followed on from a very impressive 3-1 win away at Stoke City with Slater again on the scoresheet alongside Aaron Connolly and Adam Traore.
An interesting fixture awaits, and Ipswich fans could be forgiven for feeling like the tide against one of their bogey teams is turning. The last meeting between the two sides was in 2021, with Ipswich winning 1-0, this was their first victory against Hull in thirteen years, which was also a 1-0 win in 2008.
Hull City fans won’t see Ozan Tufan as he is sidelined for this week's fixture and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh and Harry Vaughan are also unavailable for the game.
Ipswich are without main goalkeeper Christian Walton and Lee Evan’s knee problem will mean he is out of contention.
Sam Morsy plays a crucial role in the heart of Ipswich’s midfield, as captain Morsy leads through tenacity. Recently coming back from suspension after picking up five yellow cards in the season already, his competitiveness is highly valued.
For Hull, Republic of Ireland international Aaron Connolly has been on fire so far this season, notching up five league goals from nine games so far, the striker leads his team's scoring charts in all competitions for his side this season.
Both teams would expect to score in this game and Hull will be keen to march on towards the automatic promotion spots and high-flying Ipswich will be desperate to hold onto 2nd position whilst knowing that a win could catapult them above Leicester and into pole position.