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Preview | Ipswich Town v Gillingham

Connor Ogilvie missing for trip to Portman Road.

26 October 2020

Match Previews

Preview | Ipswich Town v Gillingham

Connor Ogilvie missing for trip to Portman Road.

26 October 2020

Steve Evans may be forced into a couple of changes for league game at Ipswich.

Ipswich Town v Gillingham

Sky Bet League One

Portman Road

Tuesday October 27

Kick-Off, 7pm

Team News:

Connor Ogilvie will miss the game through suspension after being sent off for a second yellow card against Fleetwood on Saturday, so Zech Medley will likely retain his place at left-back with Christian Maghoma in line to partner Jack Tucker in the centre, although Rob McKenzie is also available if needed.

The Gills are unlikely to see Kyle Dempsey, Vadaine Oliver and Jacob Mellis back in the squad having missed out on Saturday.

Paul Lambert will be forced into one change for Tuesday’s game against the Gills, as Jon Nolan was sent off in stoppage time against Lincoln. As a result, Keanan Bennetts could make his full debut for the Tractor Boys.

Former Gills keeper Tomas Holy is expected to keep his place in goal.


Manager Comments:

Steve Evans - “I am confident we can win at Ipswich but at the same time I recognise just how good a team they are.

“Anything other than promotion for them this season is a disaster, so I know where the pressure is.

“We are all still very much learning what the group is about and it would be fair to say that a number of injuries to key players has affected us in the process. The lads are giving everything they can. I am so proud to work with them."

Paul Lambert - “We’re a totally different team from last year. The way they’re playing and the confidence that they’ve got this year, there’s not a problem. We just keep playing. Don’t change because we’re dominating games.

"You tend to find if you’re dominating games then you win more games than you don’t.”


Previous Meetings:

06/10/2020 - Ipswich Town 2-0 Gillingham - EFL Trophy

26/12/2019 - Ipswich Town 0-0 Gillingham - Sky Bet League One

08/10/2019 - Ipswich Town 4-0 Gillingham - EFL Trophy

21/09/2019 - Gillingham 0-1 Ipswich Town - Sky Bet League One

19/03/2005 - Gillingham 0-0 Ipswich Town - The Championship


The Gills are now scoreless in their last five games against the Tractor Boys following their 2-0 EFL Trophy defeat earlier this month. Second half goals from Armando Dobra and Ben Folami were enough to split the two sides.

The last league meeting at Portman Road ended in a 0-0 draw on Boxing Day last year. The Gills were unlucky to not win the game as they had late efforts denied, including a goal line clearance.

Ipswich have won 11 games in all competitions in this fixture in comparison to Gillingham’s two. There have been 11 draws.


Ipswich Town win - 4/6

Draw - 11/4

Gillingham win - 18/5

Special Bet: John Akinde to score first and Gillingham to win 1-0- 70/1.


Match Officials:

Referees: Antony Coggins

Assistants: Martyn Holmes and Stuart Butler

Fourth Official: Daniel Cook



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