Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Lincoln City and Blackpool, the two teams who are almost level on points in the League One standings, face each other at Sincil Bank in what is expected to be a very close encounter. Lincoln City are one of the most unpredictable teams in the League One, with the team having ups and downs throughout the season. The Imps are a team with two faces as they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, while struggling on the travels.
Anyhow, home win should be considered as the Seasiders do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the trip to Lincolnshire. Blackpool have been struggling at the back of late, and you should know that they failed to win the last seven away games in the English third tier. It has to be noted, though, that Lincoln City will be without midfielder Jake Hesketh, who picked up an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town.
Highlighted Player (Jack Payne):
Jack Payne is a Lincoln City midfielder who started his youth career at Southend United. After spending his youth career at Southend, he continued playing for the Seasiders at senior level, scoring 15 goals in 77 appearances in the league.
In the summer of 2016 Payne moved to Huddersfield Town in a three-year deal, making his debut for the Terriers in a 2-1 win over Brentford on August 6, 2016. The English footballer spent a couple of seasons on loan at Oxford United, Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City before signing a permanent deal with Lincoln City on a free transfer.in July 3, 2019.
Jack Payne made his Lincoln debut in a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley on August 3, 2019. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as central midfielder and second striker as well. His preferred foot is left and he wears a No. 10 shirt.
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.