Burton Albion vs Ipswich Town Match Info
Date: August 3 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST
Venue: Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion vs Ipswich Town Head-To-Head Record
4 previous matches
February 10 2018: Ipswich Town 0-0 Burton Albion
October 28 2017: Burton Albion 1-2 Ipswich Town
April 14 2017: Burton Town 1-2 Ipswich Town
October 18 2016: Ipswich Town 2-0 Burton Albion
Burton Albion vs Ipswich Town Stats
- All of the previous matches between these clubs took place in the Championship
- Freddie Sears has scored on two of his three appearances for Ipswich against Burton
- Burton have lost their opening fixture in all of the last three seasons
Burton Albion vs Ipswich Town Match Preview
Ipswich are starting a third-tier campaign for the first time in 63 years – and are rated by the bookmakers as having much better promotion prospects this season than Burton Albion.
After 15 years in the Championship, during which they had not previously finished in the bottom third of the table, Ipswich suffered a dreadful season last time around after parting company with ‘safe pair of hands’ Mick McCarthy.
The appointment of Paul Hurst as his successor did not work out and Paul Lambert was unable to stop the rot, so the Tractor Boys must try to build again and they find themselves in among the League One promotion favourites with Sunderland and Portsmouth.
Lambert has mainly been clearing players out of the club this summer rather than making signings, although fiery goal machine James Norwood should be a more than useful addition up front alongside the well-established Freddie Sears.
Burton, meanwhile, finished ninth last term and will be hoping to reach the play-offs at least this time around. The talisman for manager Nigel Clough is likely to be Northern Ireland striker Liam Boyce, who bagged 14 goals in all competitions last season.
These are two experienced managers in League One and after taking Norwich to the title a decade ago, Lambert is backed to make a flying start with their arch-rivals by leading Ipswich to an opening-day victory in the Midlands.
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Burton Albion vs Ipswich Town Betting Tips
Ipswich Town to win @ 17/10 with William Hill
Both teams to score @ 10/11 with bet365