Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a 3-2 loss to Morecambe, Lincoln will try to finish the season in top ten when they take on Shrewsbury on Saturday afternoon. The Imps have suffered only two defeats at home ground this season and they are surely capable of matching the Shrews at LNER Stadium. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but Max Harrison Sanders could sneak into the starting XI.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers. Shrewsbury Town are level on points with Lincoln in the League One standings and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Both Dan Udoh and Tom Bayliss are out of contention through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last seven meetings in the League One.
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 (Shrewsbury):
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.