Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bristol Rovers will be aiming to escape the relegation zone in the League One standings when they take on Lincoln City on Matchday 42. The Pirates have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating Ipswich Town, while sharing the spoils with Northampton. Bristol Rovers are desperate to pick up all three points from the match, but this will be anything but a walk in the park for the relegation strugglers.
The Imps, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against MK Dons, and they managed to get one. Lincoln City aim to cement their spot in top six, and seeing that they are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s showdown as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Bristol Rovers defenders should have Brennan Johnson at bay as the teenage attacker scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over MK Dons.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as midfielder as well.
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.