By any measure, Ipswich Town are one of the biggest clubs ever to come to The New Lawn. Average home gates last season were over 21,000, they have the biggest stadium in East Anglia (Portman Road is an all-seater stadium for over 30,000 people), and they already have more than 16,000 season tickets sold for this season. The 2 clubs have never met before.
Ipswich finished last season in 11th place in League 1, 13 points off the play-off places. In 2019 Ipswich’s 63 year run in the top 2 divisions of the EFL came to an end when they were relegated to League 1. In their 3 seasons in League 1 they have finished 11th, 9th, then 11th again. Their home and away form and their goalscoring were both just above average last season. Ipswich boasted a mean defence – well above average in terms of goals conceded.