Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Leyton Orient, Lincoln will look to return to winning ways in the League One when they take on Barnsley on Matchday 19. The Imps have regained a much-needed confidence in midweek, with the team climbing to 9th place in the standings and a triumph over Barnsley could see them regain their spot in the playoffs berth. With no fresh injury worries to report, Mark Kennedy is unlikely to make changes to the team that won the postponed fixture.
The Tykes, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 3-0 loss to Derby County. Barnsley and Lincoln, though, seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. As for the visiting side, forward John McAtee, who scored a brace in the FA Cup triumph over Horsham FC, is pushing for a recall to the starting XI.
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.