Wycombe are about to embark on their toughest month of the season as they face the current top three teams in League One, starting with the visit of leaders Ipswich Town to Adams Park on Saturday, December 17.

The festive fixtures will provide the supreme test of Wanderers’ improved form which has seen them take an impressive eighteen points from the last ten games.

Since the beginning of October, Gareth Ainsworth’s team have recorded five wins, three draws, and only two defeats, and they now sit just two points behind the play-off places.

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The excellent home victory over Portsmouth was followed by a creditable draw at Lincoln City, who are unbeaten at home this season and are the only team to win at Portman Road, home of Wycombe’s next opponent, Ipswich.

With the league leaders having sold out their allocation of almost 3,000 tickets, Saturday’s game should see the biggest attendance of the season at Adams Park, and the Chairboys will need all the vocal support they can get.

Ipswich are enjoying a wonderful start to the campaign, and they have a formidable away record, their only defeat coming at previous leaders Plymouth Argyle in September.

They invested heavily on new players in the summer and their squad is valued at over £6m, a sizeable chunk of which was spent on leading scorer Connor Chaplin, who scored twice in last week’s win against Peterborough United to take his total for the season to ten goals.

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The clubs have played each other only four times with Ipswich winning twice and the other two games finishing as draws.

The last meeting ended in a 4-1 win for Ipswich at Adams Park just over a year ago, Wycombe’s heaviest defeat of the 2021/22 season.

David Wheeler gave the Chairboys the lead in that game and he also scored in the only other encounter between the clubs at Adams Park, a 1-1 draw on New Year's Day, 2020.

An omen for Saturday, perhaps?