Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Accrington Stanley at Memorial Stadium, Bristol Rovers will be looking to return to winning ways in the League One when they face Lincoln City at Sincil Bank on Saturday afternoon. The Pirates aim to put an end to their four-game winless run in all competitions, but beating the Imps on the road is easier said than done.
Lincoln City made a flying start to the season, but they do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, losing three of their last four league fixtures. However, seeing that the Imps are on a three-game winning run on home soil ahead of the visit of Bristol Rovers, we are positive that they are going to grab something from Saturday’s football match. It has to be noted that the Pirates emerged triumphant in each of previous three meetings between the two clubs.
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 (Bristol Rovers):
Established back on August 1, 1883, Bristol Rovers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. Bristol Rovers were formed after a meeting at the Eastville Restaurant under the name of Black Arabs after the Arabs rugby team.
This name, though, lasted no more than one season as the club was renamed Eastville Rovers in 1884. Five years later the club’s name was officially changes to Bristol Rovers. Nicknamed the Pirates, Bristol Rovers welcome their opponents at Memorial Stadium Horfield, the venue with the capacity of 12,296. Bristol Rovers are well known for their blue and white home kit, but they are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels.
Ricky Lambert, who used to play for the likes of Southampton and Liverpool in the Premier League, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable footballers. It has to be noted that Lambert scored 51 goals in 128 appearances for the Pirates in the league.