Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Lincoln City and Sunderland face each other at Sincil Bank in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program in the League One. Lincoln City aim to bounce back from back-to-back defeats to the likes of Oxford United and Blackpool, but they will have a big fish to fry in the clash against the promotion-chasing club. The Black Cats have been in a fine form of late.
Following a splendid win over Premier League side Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, they did well to beat Milton Keynes Dons in their last league match. Sunderland are determined to secure automatic promotion to the Championship and given Lincoln City’s poor form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the 5th-placed side. A man to watch in the away team will be Aiden McGeady, who is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.
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 (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.