Ipswich Town will be looking to get back to winning ways in League One tomorrow when they host Coventry City at Portman Road.
The Tractor Boys suffered their third consecutive defeat in the third-tier on Tuesday at the hands of Fleetwood Town as a first-half strike from Ched Evans sealed victory for Joey Barton’s side.
When you consider just how underwhelming his players were during this particular fixture, it would not be at all surprising if Ipswich manager Paul Lambert opts to make a number of changes to his starting eleven on Saturday.
Currently ninth in the League One standings, Ipswich could potentially close the gap between them and the play-off places to three points by beating Coventry.
However, when you consider that the Sky Blues have failed to lose a league game since the turn of the year, the Tractor Boys will have to be on top-form in order to secure a positive result in-front of their supporters.
Given that they have only managed to seal six home victories this season in the third-tier, the pressure is on Ipswich to pick up their performance levels.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the fixture, pundit David Prutton has predicted that Coventry will beat the Tractor Boys 2-0.
The 38-year-old said: “It really has all gone wrong for Ipswich.
“The fans are really turning on Paul Lambert now and they have drifted right off even the play-off pace in League One – which seemed unthinkable a few months ago.
“Coventry have gone right the other way and currently top the table heading into the weekend.
“Mark Robins has done sensational work there in trying circumstances, and I can’t see anything past a win for them at Portman Road.”
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When you consider just how impressive Coventry have been in recent months, Ipswich may struggle to overcome Mark Robins’ side this weekend.
Although the Tractor Boys do have players at their disposal who could cause the Sky Blues issues, they are currently bereft of confidence and thus it would be somewhat of a shock if they seal victory.
However, with their hopes of achieving promotion to the Championship now hanging by a thread, Ipswich could potentially step up to the mark and take the game to Coventry at Portman Road.
By delivering a positive performance in-front of their own supporters, the Tractor Boys may be able to use the momentum gained from this fixture to force their way back into the play-offs in the coming months.