Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Lincoln and Blackpool square off against each other at LNER stadium in what is expected to be a very exciting League One clash. Lincoln have been struggling to find their best form in the season finale, with the team failing to win the previous five league fixtures. The Imps need to get back on course as soon as possible as their participation in the playoffs is in great danger. Liam Bridcutt has joined Ramirez Howarth, Jorge Grant, and Joe Walsh in the recovery room, but Brennan Johnson returns from international duty.
The Seasiders, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment, with the team heading into the match following back-to-back wins over Swindon and Blackpool, and even though CJ Hamilton, Keshi Anderson, and Matthew Virtue-Thick remain sidelined with injuries, away win should be considered as Blackpool have been in a much better form of late than Lincoln.
Highlighted Player (Liam Bridcutt ):
Liam Robert Bridcutt is a professional footballer who plays for Lincoln City as a defensive midfielder. Born in Reading, England on May 8, 1989, Bridcutt is a product of the Chelsea football academy, but he did not see any game action for the Blues at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Yeovil Town, Watford, and Stockport County, the 175-cm footballer signed a five-month contract with Brighton where he established himself as a first-team regular.
After making 132 appearances in the league for the Seagulls, Liam Bridcutt moved to Sunderland in the winter of 2014. He played for the likes of Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers as well before joining Lincoln City in January, 2020.
His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. The Lincoln City player has a dual citizenship (Scotland/England), and it has to be noted that he has two caps with the Scotland national team.
Highlighted Team (Blackpool):
Blackpool FC are a professional English club based in Blackpool, Lancashire. Considering that Blackpool is a seaside town, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Seasiders. Founded back in 1887, the club play their home matches at Bloomfield Road, which can hold up to 17,338 spectators. In the 2009/2010 season Blackpool secured promotion to the Premier League, but they were not competitive at this level, suffering relegation to the Championship the following season.
The club’s biggest success, though, came in 1953 when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-3 in the FA Cup final. Blackpool are well known for their orange shirts, but the dominant colour of their away kit is white. Preston are considered the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the West Lancashire derby.
Charlie Adam, who played for Liverpool and has 26 caps for Scotland national team, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.