Our prediction for this League 1 match:
LNER stadium will host Saturday’s League One opener between Lincoln and Exeter, the two teams who were beaten by Blackburn and Torquay respectively in their last test matches. Lincoln were struggling in front of goal in pre-season, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. The likes of Daniel Mandroiu, Paudie O’Conner, and Charles Vernam have joined the club in the summer transfer window, while John Marquis, Conor McGrandles, and Max Melbourne are no longer parts of the team.
Exeter, on the other hand, were having their ups and downs in pre-season, but they are surely capable of matching Lincoln in their opener. A close match is on the cards at LNER Stadium, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. In their last meeting in the League One the two sides shared the spoils. A man to watch in the away team will be Matthew Jay, who scored 14 goals in the league last term.
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 (Exeter):
Nicknamed the Grecians, Exeter City are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at St. James Park. The stadium was opened in September 1904, and it can hold up to 8,696 spectators. Exeter City play their homes in white jerseys with red stripes, and black shorts, while violet and yellow are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Grecians made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals on two occasions (1930/31, 1980/81), with the team advancing to the FA Trophy semis in the 2005/06 season. The likes of Harry Gee, Cliff Bastin, Maurice Setters, Dick Pym, Fred Whitlow, Arnold Mitchell, Tony Kellow, Fred Binney, Darran Rowbotham, Lee Sharp, and David Pleat are one of the most notable footballers who played for Exeter City in the past.
Plymouth Argyle, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers, and Yeovil Town are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The Grecians currently compete in the League Two.