Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Lincoln City and Burton Albion, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2020/21 League One season, face each other at LNER Stadium on Matchday 20. Lincoln are determined to secure automatic promotion to the Championship, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the relegation strugglers. Talented winger Brennan Johnson, who scored a brace in a 4-0 win at Northampton, is likely to keep his place in the starting XI.
It has to be noted that Michael Appleton’s men are after their sixth home win of the season. The Brewers, on the other hand, are fighting hard to avoid relegation to the League Two. Burton failed to impress in back-to-back losses to Ipswich and Doncaster, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Lincoln’s party at LNER Stadium. Burton midfielder Sam Hughes, who suffered an injury at the weekend, is unlikely to feature against 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 (Burton):
Burton Albion are one of the four clubs that secure promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. The Brewers welcome their rivals at Pirelli Stadium, the venue that was opened in 2005. The capacity of the stadium is 6,912, while the seating capacity of the venue is 2,034.
Burton Albion won the FA Trophy in 1987, with the team winning Football League Two in 2015. During the club’s non-League period, the Brewers’ local rivals were Nuneaton Borough, Tamworth, Stafford Rangers and Gresley Rovers, but while they were playing in the Football League the club’s rivals were Crewe, Port Vale, Notts County and Chesterfield.
Derby County are considered Burton Albion’s rivals as well, but the rivalry with the Rams is rather friendly. The colour of Burton Albion’s home kit is black and yellow, while they wear white and grey jerseys on the travels.