Our prediction for this League 1 match:
LNER stadium will host a highly-anticipated League One game between Lincoln and Sunderland, who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Lincoln are safe for now as they are eight points clear of the relegation zone, while Sunderland are eyeing a place in the playoffs. The Imps failed to shock Rotherham at Aesseal New York Stadium, and they face yet another uphill task in Saturday’s football match.
Brooke Norton-Cuffy is in the middle of his three-game ban, while Lewis Montsma continues to miss out with injury. The Black Cats, on the other hand, recorded a very important 2-0 win over Crewe to climb to the playoffs berth. Sunderland want this win more than Lincoln, and we predict that Alex Neil’s troops are going to prove their worth on the field. Both Neil and Roberts are pushing for a start after the duo got their names on the scoresheet in the last league match.
Highlighted Player (Liam Bridcutt ):
Liam Robert Bridcutt is a professional footballer who plays for Lincoln City as a defensive midfielder. Born in Reading, England on May 8, 1989, Bridcutt is a product of the Chelsea football academy, but he did not see any game action for the Blues at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Yeovil Town, Watford, and Stockport County, the 175-cm footballer signed a five-month contract with Brighton where he established himself as a first-team regular.
After making 132 appearances in the league for the Seagulls, Liam Bridcutt moved to Sunderland in the winter of 2014. He played for the likes of Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers as well before joining Lincoln City in January, 2020.
His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. The Lincoln City player has a dual citizenship (Scotland/England), and it has to be noted that he has two caps with the Scotland national team.
Highlighted Team (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation.
The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sunderland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Preston North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.