Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Lincoln play host to Gillingham at their LNER stadium in the League One round 12. The Imps produced a poor display in a 2-1 loss to Rochdale, with the team remaining in the third place in the standings. Lincoln are eager to climb to automatic promotion places, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek clash. All Ramirez Howarth, Harry Anderson, Jorge Grant, and Joe Walsh are out of contention through injuries.
The Gills, on the other hand, did well to beat Swindon on the road in their last league match, with the team keeping their playoffs hopes alive. Vadaine Oliver, who scored a brace in Saturday’s clash, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. Since Callum Slattery will be the only absentee in the away team, we predict that they are going to pick up one point from the match.
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 (Gillingham):
Founded back in 1893, Gillingham FC are an English club that compete in the League One. The Gills are well known for their blue shirts with black stripes, but they wear white shirts with a little yellow and blue, and yellow shirts when playing on the travels.
Priestfield Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,582 spectators. Gillingham City have been playing at the stadium since the club’s foundation. Speaking of the club’s main rivals, over the years the Gills have built up a rivalry to Swindon Town. However, it has to be noted that Swindon fans do not consider Gillingham their biggest rivals.
Former goalkeeper Roy Hillyard is the Gillingham City player with the most appearances. The English shot-stopper played for Gillingham City from 1974 to 1991, making 655 appearances for the club. Brian Yeo is the team’s all-time top scorer, netting 149 goals in 387 appearances for the club from 1963 to 1975.