Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to climb to automatic promotion places when they take on Lincoln City in the League One round 15. The Owls are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and their displays in back-to-back wins over Cheltenham Town (3-0) and Cambridge United (2-0) are certainly giving fans a reason for optimism. With no fresh injury worries to report, head coach Darren Moore is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the U’s at the weekend.
The Imps, on the other hand, defeated Ipswich Town on the road thanks to Ben House’s goal, with the team climbing to 14th place in the standings. Lincoln aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, but beating the promotion-chasing visitors is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at LNER stadium, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe is out of contention after suffering an injury in the EFL Trophy triumph over Newcastle U21.
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 (Sheffield Wednesday):
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Sheffield (South Yorkshire). The Owls compete in the English second tier (Championship) and they play their home matches at Hillsborough.
The venue was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster which occurred in 1989 when 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in the FA Cup semi-final. It has to be noted that the World Cup (1966) and the Euro (1996) matches were played at Hillsborough.
Sheffield Wednesday have won four First Division trophies (1902/2903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929, 1929/2930) and they finished the 1960/1961 campaign in second place in the standings. The Owls have clinched three FA Cup trophies (1896, 1907, 1935), with the team winning the League Cup in 1991.
Sheffield Wednesday defeated English giants Manchester United (1-0) in the title game. Sheffield United are regarded as the Owls’ main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Steel City derby.