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📝 Match Preview: Ipswich Town (A)

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28 April 2023

Exeter City face potentially their toughest test of the season as they travel to Ipswich Town on Saturday, where the hosts have the opportunity to gain promotion to the Championship.

The Tractor Boys are in the midst of an incredible winning run with a 1-1 draw at Cheltenham the only time they've failed to take maximum points in their last 13 leagye matches. Indeed on home turf this season, Ipswich have scored 54 goals in 22, with their sole Portman Road defeat coming back in October.

The Grecians have lost five in a row in the league - though all against teams in the top seven - but will look to disrupt the promotion party in Suffolk  by securing a first away win since January. This is our first trip to Portman Road for a league match since December 1956, though we did face them in the League Cup back in 1998.

Gary Caldwell's Preview

"It will take a lot of hard work, and a lot of detailed preparation," he said.

"Tactically we have to be ready to try and stop them in possession, but also look at when we have the ball and how we keep it and how we hurt them.

"We're going to have to show bravery in both sides of the game. The stadium is going to be full and it is going to be a really difficult game - Ipswich are by far the best team in the league. They will get promoted and I think they'll win the league, but as always we'll be ready and we'll give it a good go.

"We have to play similarly to Sheffield Wednesday when we took advantage of the pressure their fans put them under, and we have to manage the game again."

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Due to a number of suspicious bookings for away tickets for Saturday's match against Ipswich Town at Portman Road tickets sales have been switched off online.

Tickets can now only be purchased over the phone, in person from the shop and those supporters will need to have an existing ticket account with a history of online activity.

Tickets are on sale until 9am on Friday, April 28.

Please note: There is no pay on the day available for this match so you will need to book in advance. Please do not head to the stadium without a ticket.

Tickets are available at the following prices, including an allocation in the lower tier which is recommended for ambulant disabled and those attending with younger children over the age of 5:

Ticket Type Block V1/V2 Block S LOWER TIER (ambulant/children over 5) Block DA Wheelchair
Adult £27 £23 £20
Senior 65+ £20 £17 £16
Under 23 £14 £13 £13
Under 19 £7 £6 £6

How To Buy

Tickets can now only be purchased over the phone, in person from the shop and those supporters will need to have an account with a history of online activity.

Match Kit

We will be wearing our away kit for this fixture.

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Away Day Guide

For details of everything you need to know ahead of the match, check out our comprehensive away day guide here

How to Follow

Can't make it to Ipswich on Saturday? Why not get the next best thing with coverage on iFollow?


By purchasing a video match pass at the cost of just £10 overseas, or an audio match pass for just £2.50 in the UK you'll get access to the stream which includes BBC Radio Devon commentary.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

  • For further details on iFollow, please click here
  • For a first time guide to iFollow, please click here

We will be proving live coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages and will have reaction from Gary Caldwell and a player after the match.

Exeter City on social media

Last Time Out

Exeter City 0 Ipswich Town 2 | 19/11/22 | Sky Bet League One

The Grecians were outclassed by an impressive Ipswich side in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

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