Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Following an unexpected 5-1 loss to Sutton in the League Two round 1, Notts County will look to give fans something to cheer about when they take on Lincoln in the EFL Cup. The Magpies are low on confidence ahead of Tuesday’s game, but the bookies still see them as favourites to advance to round 2. Aidan Stone misses out through suspension, with fellow shot-stopper Sam Slocombe likely to step up.
The Imps, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Bolton, meaning that a high-scoring affair is on the cards at Meadow Lane. Anyhow, both teams to score betting option should be considered as both sides are eager to return to winning ways. Forward Reeco Hackett-Fairchild is widely expected to return to Lincoln’s starting XI after coming as a substitute in the League One opener at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Teddy Bishop):
Having joined Ipswich as an eight-year-old, Teddy Bishop rose through the ranks at Portman Road to become one of the key players for the Tractor Boys. Bishop’s road to prominence hit a serious roadblock in his first year of the academy scholarship when he endured a serious back injury, but it was in 2014 that he went from strength to strength – proving his worth at the club and emerging as one of the most promising players in the squad.
The total of 36 appearances in his debut season with the first team were more than enough to make an impression on the fans and the club hierarchy which offered him a new long-term deal.
This deep-lying midfielder in characterized by impressive passing accuracy, vision and great reading of the play. Bishop is an asset defensively as well, but he is most comfortable sitting just above the back line, spraying balls around. As a two-footed midfielder, Teddy Bishop is regularly being watched by a number of Premier League biggest clubs.
Highlighted Team (Lincoln):
Lincoln City are one of the oldest clubs competing in the League One as they were founded back in 1884. Lincoln City FC were established as an amateur association, but they turned professional in the 1891/1892 season.
Back then they played at John O’Gaunts stadium, but nowadays Sincil Bank is the club’s home ground. Sincil Bank was opened in 1895, holding up to 10,120 people. The club’s main colours are red, white and black, whilst the Imps wear green shirts and white shorts when playing on the road. Lincoln City and Mansfield Town are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but the Limps had some sort of local rivalry with Peterborough United, Hull City and York City as well.
Albert Iremonger (42 years and 312 days) is the oldest footballer to have played for the club, whilst Shane Nicholson (16 years and 112 days) is the youngest one. Lincoln City recorded a thrilling 9-1 victory over then local rivals Sleaford in their first game.