Our prediction for this League 1 match:
LNER stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Lincoln City and Oxford United, the two mid-table sides. The Imps have drawn each of their last four league fixtures, with the team remaining in the middle of the table. Matty Virtue is a major doubt, while both Joe Walsh and Adam Jackson are out of contention with injuries. Lewis Montsma, though, is back from suspension.
The Yellows, on the other hand, are on a three-match losing run in the League One, and given their shaky defence, we predict that Lincoln City are going to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash. Sam Baldock limped off with injury in the last league match, with talented forward Gatlin O’Donkor (18) likely to step up. In the first half of the season Lincoln defeated Oxford 2-1, which is yet another reason home win should be considered.
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 (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.