Ipswich Town opening day record since 2007-08 is 16th best out of 92 clubs

Michael Chopra scores for Town in the opening-day 3-0 win over Bristol City, at Ashton Gate, in 2011

Michael Chopra scores for Town in the opening-day 3-0 win over Bristol City, at Ashton Gate, in 2011.

Only one Championship club, Sheffield Wednesday, have a better opening-day record over the last decade than Ipswich Town.

Ipswich are ranked 16th out of the current 92 teams in the Football League, when it comes to being successful on the opening day, having won five, drawn two and lost three of their previous 10 games.

Their opponents today, Birmingham City, are languishing down in 81st position, having won just two opening day fixtures since the 2007-08 season.

Premier League champions Chelsea have the best overall record of the last decade with Manchester City in second and Blackpool, third.

Colchester United are down in 31st place, having won three and drawn six of their last 10 curtain-raisers.

Ipswich’s bitter rivals, Norwich, are way down in 90th place, the Canaries having drawn three and lost five of their last 10.

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