Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sincil Bank will host Friday’s football game between Lincoln City and Shrewsbury Town, the two teams who are level on points ahead of Matchday 14. Lincoln City made a flying start to the season, but they do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the visit of Shrewsbury Town. The Imps suffered five defeats in previous seven league fixtures and, as a result, they dropped to 12th place in the standings.
The Shrews, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers and they are likely to take advantage of the fact that Lincoln City suffered a dip in form. You should bear in mind that it has been eight years since the two teams last faced each other in the English third tier. Back then Shrewsbury Town crushed Lincoln City 5-1, but share of spoils is on the cards this time out.
Highlighted Player (Jack Payne):
Jack Payne is a Lincoln City midfielder who started his youth career at Southend United. After spending his youth career at Southend, he continued playing for the Seasiders at senior level, scoring 15 goals in 77 appearances in the league.
In the summer of 2016 Payne moved to Huddersfield Town in a three-year deal, making his debut for the Terriers in a 2-1 win over Brentford on August 6, 2016. The English footballer spent a couple of seasons on loan at Oxford United, Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City before signing a permanent deal with Lincoln City on a free transfer.in July 3, 2019.
Jack Payne made his Lincoln debut in a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley on August 3, 2019. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as central midfielder and second striker as well. His preferred foot is left and he wears a No. 10 shirt.
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.