Ipswich Town Preview vs Norwich City

Ipswich Town look to change their winless ways as they host their biggest rivals Norwich City on Sunday.

The Tractor Boy’s welcome the Canaries to Portman Road sitting bottom of the Championship, without picking up a win so far this season.

Ipswich haven’t beaten Norwich since 2009 when they won 3-2 at home, since then they’ve only drawn four times in their 10 meetings.

Town may have have former striker Jon Walters available if he joins the club on loan from Burnley, he’s rumoured to be in Ipswich this week ahead of a short loan spell. The Irishman scored 30 goals in 136 league games before moving to Stoke City in 2010.

Norwich City are 18th in the table and will be in much better spirits than Ipswich as they beat premier league side Cardiff City in the Carabao cup during the week.

Former City striker Cameron Jerome was also a name rumoured to be loaned to Ipswich, this time from Derby County, but apparently opted against the move as he has links to Norwich City.

The last time the two sides met it ended in a 1-0 win for Norwich at Portman Road last season, and Ipswich unluckily only coming away with a point when they travelled to Norfolk in February.

Team News:

Ipswich Town will be without Toto Nsiala as his red card will stand since the FA rejected the blues’ appeal. Not only will he miss the East Anglian Derby, he’ll also miss games against Hull City and Brentford.

And finally in Ipswich’s news for the team for Sunday, they’ll have Jordan Graham available after the winger joined Ipswich on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this week. Graham previously played for the Blues back in 2013 when he joined Ipswich on loan from Aston Villa, he only made two substitute appearances but looks ready for his second spell at Portman Road.

Rumoured line-up

Bialkowski

Donacien-Chambers-Spence-Knudsen

Chalobah-Downes

Harrison-Nolan-Edwards

Jackson

If Jonathon Walters does join Ipswich the team may drastically change with him upfront with Kayden Jackson or Freddie sears, as the experienced striker will primarily be at the club to help out the youngsters gain more confidence in a higher league where a lot more is up for grabs.

Prediction:

Ipswich 1-1 Norwich

Ipswich Town and Norwich City kick off on Sunday September 2nd at 12pm.

-Ryan Fletcher

Picture Credit: East Anglian Daily Express

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