Ipswich v Blackburn
Over 2.5 goals ()
The Championship is going to be a real wake up call for Blackburn Rovers as they quickly realise that it isn't an easy Division to get out of and not too many relegated teams bounce back to the Premier League at the first try.
This is the kind of game that will show them how tough the League is as Ipswich Town finished in the lower half of the table last season, but are a very tough team to play at Portman Road.
However, I like the signings made by Blackburn and that that leaves me a little unsure which of these teams will open the season with the three points.
The one thing I do like is the chance of there being goals in the contest as Ipswich were capable of scoring goals last season, but conceded them in bunches. They have looked to improve that side of their game, but a League Two managed to score against them in the Capital One Cup and you have to think Blackburn will get their chances.
On the other hand, I expect Ipswich will too considering how poor Blackburn were defensively last season, especially away from home. The Premier League is a higher level, but the Championship sides are capable of exposing these issues if they still exist and so I will go for goals in this one.
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