Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Lincoln City will be aiming to retain top position in the League One standings when they host Swindon Town at their LNER stadium. The Imps aim to build on a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic, with the team eyeing their eighth home win of the season. The league leaders will be without Harry Anderson, Liam Bridcutt, and Joe Walsh in Tuesday’s clash as the trio is sidelined through injuries.
The Robins, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Crewe Alexandra. Swindon Town are desperate to secure the League One survival, but seeing that they struggle in matches against promotion-chasing sides, we are tempted to put our money on Lincoln City. Both Mathieu Baudry and Ezekiel Fryers are sidelined through injuries ahead of the midweek clash. In the first half of the season Lewis Montsma’s goal helped Lincoln beat Swindon at County Ground.
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 (Swindon):
Founded by Reverend William Pitt of Liddington in 1879, Swindon Town are an English football club which compete in the League Two. The Robins welcome their rivals at County Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 15,728 spectators (all-seated), with the team wearing red shirts and white shorts when playing at home.
Gray is the dominant colour of the club which turned professional in 1894. Oxford United are considered the team’s main rivals, but the Robins have rivalries with Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, and Reading as well. In 1969 Swindon Town did remarkably well to win the English League Cup, with the team beating Arsenal 3-1 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
John Trollope is the club’s player with most appearances as he played 889 first-team games from 1960 to 1980. Premier League attacker Charlie Austin is one of the most notable footballers who played for Swindon Town in the past.