Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering a heavy 5-2 loss to Bolton at the weekend, Ipswich were beaten by West Ham U21 in the EFL Trophy, where head coach Paul Cook rested several first-team regulars. Key players return to Ipswich’s starting XI for the Lincoln City game, but beating the Imps on the road is easier said than done. George Edmundson is fit for the match, while Ben Morris remains in the recovery room.
Following a thrilling 5-1 win at Cambridge United, Lincoln City shared the spoils with Rotherham in their last league match. Even though midfielder Conor McGrandles suffered an injury at the weekend, we predict that the in-form hosts are going to grab something from Saturday’s clash. In their last meeting in the English third tier, the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
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 (Ipswich):
Ipswich Town are an English football club that was formed in 1878. Portman Road has been the home ground of Ipswich Town since 1894 and the capacity of the venue, which was expanded in 2002, is 30,311. The Tractor Boys compete in the Championship, but they used to play in the English Premier League in the past as well. Ipswich Town last appeared in the elite division in the 2001/2002 season.
Ipswich won the FA Cup in 1978, with the team beating Arsenal (1-0) in the title game. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1981 when they outplayed AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Cup final. It has to be noted that the Tractor Boys have yet to suffer a loss at home ground in the European competitions.
Norwich City are regarded as Ipswich Town’s bitterest rivals and it is well known that the two sides take on each other in the East Anglian derby.