Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Lincoln will be aiming to put an end to their four-game winless run when they take on Northampton on Matchday 25. The Imps have been struggling in recent festive fixtures, with the team losing to both Derby County and Bolton Wanderers and, as a result, the odds for away win are dropping. To make things even worse for the home side, Ireland midfielder Daniel Mandroiu misses out through suspension.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 3-0 loss to Stevenage. However, away win should not be considered as Northampton have already suffered seven defeats on the road this term. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Sam Sherring limped off with injury in the Boxing Day defeat, with Tyreece Simpson likely to replace him in the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Teddy Bishop):
Having joined Ipswich as an eight-year-old, Teddy Bishop rose through the ranks at Portman Road to become one of the key players for the Tractor Boys. Bishop’s road to prominence hit a serious roadblock in his first year of the academy scholarship when he endured a serious back injury, but it was in 2014 that he went from strength to strength – proving his worth at the club and emerging as one of the most promising players in the squad.
The total of 36 appearances in his debut season with the first team were more than enough to make an impression on the fans and the club hierarchy which offered him a new long-term deal.
This deep-lying midfielder in characterized by impressive passing accuracy, vision and great reading of the play. Bishop is an asset defensively as well, but he is most comfortable sitting just above the back line, spraying balls around. As a two-footed midfielder, Teddy Bishop is regularly being watched by a number of Premier League biggest clubs.
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.