There’s no getting around the fact that Leicester have a tough run-in. Such is the strength of the schedule that this trip to the graveyard of many a Leicester side is up there amongst the most winnable.
Even Micky Adams promotion winning side of 2002/03 were thrashed here 6-1. Last season’s 2-1 win was by historical standards the exception rather than the rule.
Since their own hammering at the hands of Leicester earlier this season Mick McCarthy has turned things around. If you draw the table from that day forward the Tractor Boys would be a respectable 7th.
But problems which have plagued Ipswich since the start of the season remain, most notably in front of goal. DJ Campbell found the net 10 times in his three month loan spell at Portman Road but Ipswich couldn’t keep hold of the former Leicester man. They’ve scored just 34 goals this season, the fewest in the Championship.
That’s not a great record to have when facing the Championship’s best defence that’s just kept back-to-back clean sheets. Nor is a relegation battle best faught when a side has dropped 20 points from winning positions.
But Leicester still need to do better on the road. Five wins so far on their travels, their last at Bristol City, will not be enough to secure a place in the scrap for second place.
And it only gets harder from here