Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Lincoln will be aiming to recover from a 2-0 loss to Oxford United when they take on Port Vale on Matchday 17. The Imps have been having their ups and downs of late and, as a result, they sit in the middle of the table ahead of the visit of Port Vale. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of Saturday’s clash.
The Valiants, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last five league matches. As Lincoln have already recorded four wins at home this term, we predict that Port Vale are going to return home with their hands empty. In their last meeting at the venue the Imps defeated the Valiants 3-2 and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. Defender Nathan Smith is banned for the visiting side.
Highlighted Team (Lincoln):
Lincoln City are one of the oldest clubs competing in the League One as they were founded back in 1884. Lincoln City FC were established as an amateur association, but they turned professional in the 1891/1892 season.
Back then they played at John O’Gaunts stadium, but nowadays Sincil Bank is the club’s home ground. Sincil Bank was opened in 1895, holding up to 10,120 people. The club’s main colours are red, white and black, whilst the Imps wear green shirts and white shorts when playing on the road. Lincoln City and Mansfield Town are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but the Limps had some sort of local rivalry with Peterborough United, Hull City and York City as well.
Albert Iremonger (42 years and 312 days) is the oldest footballer to have played for the club, whilst Shane Nicholson (16 years and 112 days) is the youngest one. Lincoln City recorded a thrilling 9-1 victory over then local rivals Sleaford in their first game.