Lincoln have gone four league games without a victory after they rounded off 2022 with a 1-1 draw against Bolton Wanderers despite taking the lead in the 10th minute.
Ben House gave his side the early advantage, but a second half equaliser from Eoinq Toal continued Lincoln’s frustrating habit of drawing home matches.
Although the Imps are yet to lose a league game at the LNER Stadium this season, they have only managed to secure two victories, with nine of their 11 home matches in League One finishing all square.
After scoring two goals or more in only one of their last seven home league games, Lincoln boss Mark Kennedy will know that his players may be able to start converting draws into victories if they can improve in the final third.
Ahead of a difficult meeting with an Ipswich side chasing promotion, the Imps can draw confidence from the fact that they beat the Tractor Boys 1-0 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Meanwhile, Ipswich will be in a positive mood after they came from behind on two occasions to draw 2-2 in their away meeting with Portsmouth.
After Cameron Burgess equalised in the 11th minute to cancel out Marlonq Pack’s early opener, Colby Bishop restored Portsmouth’s lead on the hour mark, but former Pompey player Conor Chaplinfound the net in the 87th minute to secure his side a precious point.
Having lost only one of their previous 10 league matches, Ipswich currently sit in second position, although they are only ahead of third-placed Sheffield Wednesday on goals scored.
Ipswich are currently the highest scorers in the division with 46 goals from 24 games, but their 1-0 defeat to Lincoln in October represents one of the two games where they have failed to score in the league this season.
While the Tractor Boys have only picked up one point from their last two away matches, they currently boast the joint-best away record in the third tier alongside Sheffield Wednesday.