Ipswich Town vs Fulham preview: Team news, predicted line-ups, where to watch
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This fixture is set to be intriguing, with Ipswich and Fulham having contrasting starts to their campaigns. Ipswich kicked off their League One season with a 2-0 home win against a depleted Wigan Athletic side, whereas Fulham suffered a 3-0 home drubbing against a strong Arsenal side.

In terms of cup action, Ipswich progressed through the first round of the Carabao Cup by beating Bristol Rovers 3-0 but in the following week, the Tractor Boys lost 2-1 to Arsenal U21’s in the EFL Trophy. Fulham were granted automatic qualification into the Second Round due to their Premier League status, but were beaten in the same stage of the competition last year, losing 1-0 to Southampton.

  • Team news

Ipswich boss Paul Lambert will look to keep league momentum going in the cup and a strong line-up is expected, with key men Freddie Sears and Teddy Bishop expected to start.

Fulham may look to give fresh faces a start, with four new signings coming through the door in the last week. Alphonse Areola, Kenny Tete, Mario Lemina and Ola Aina will all be looking to make their debut for the Cottagers on Wednesday, looking to impress their new boss, Scott Parker.

  • Predicted line-ups

Ipswich: Holy, Chambers, Wilson, Woolfenden, Kenlock, Bishop, Dozzell, Nolan, Judge, Sears, Edwards.

Fulham: Areola, Tete, Ream, Hector, Aina, Lemina, Cairney, Onomah, Knockaert, Reid, Mitrovic.

 

  • Previous meetings

In the last meeting between these two sides, Fulham emerged victorious, winning 4-1 in the EFL Championship in 2018 with Ryan Sessegnon and Aboubakar Kamara both bagging braces.

Fulham have dominated recent history, unbeaten in their last five meetings but prior to this streak, Ipswich remained unbeaten against Fulham for 16 years.

  • Where to watch

The game will be available for both sets of fans to watch via a match pass costing £10, available on the Carabao Cup website and both club websites.

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