Second placed Ipswich Town could go top of League One if getting a home win over 17th placed Fleetwood Town. That will be the case if current leaders Plymouth (two points ahead of them) fail to win at home to Port Vale. Ipswich are unbeaten in their last five league games. Last weekend saw them beat non-league Buxton Town at home, the first time they'd won a FA Cup tie at Portman Road in 13 years. They already look to be in a three-way battle for the two automatic promotion spots. Ipswich are a point clear of third placed Sheffield Wednesday, who are nine points ahead of Peterborough in fourth. Home form for Ipswich has seen them win five out of nine. Only one game has been lost and that was to Lincoln City in October. They have only conceded seven goals in nine home league fixtures with four clean sheets.
Fleetwood Town also made it through to the FA Cup third round but struggled to win 1-0 at non-league Ebbsfleet. Only one of their last three league and cup games has been won. They are currently eight points behind the final promotion play-off position but also eight ahead of the relegation zone. How they fare in their next few games will determine what kind of season they'll face in 2023. A push for promotion or a battle to stay in League One. Three of their next five games are against sides in the top six so it might be the latter. Fleetwood have only won one of their last eight league fixtures. Only two of their nine away league matches this season have been won, though five have been drawn. Away form has been a long-term problem though with only three wins in their last 28 away fixtures. Go for a home win in this game.