Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Northampton play host to Lincoln at their Sixfields Stadium on day 3 of the new League One campaign. The Cobblers aim to put an end to their three-game losing run and they have no other option but to fight tooth and nail against the Imps. Both McGowan and Bowie are pushing for a start as Australian tactician Jon Brady should opt to make changes to the team that suffered the 2-1 loss at Wigan Athletic.
Lincoln, meanwhile, showcased their worth in a 3-0 victory over Wycombe at the weekend, but seeing that Northampton are tough to beat at home, we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils in the midweek clash. Fit-again midfielder Teddy Bishop is widely expected to return to the starting line-up after getting his name on the scoresheet in the last league fixture.
Highlighted Team (Lincoln):
Lincoln City are one of the oldest clubs competing in the League One as they were founded back in 1884. Lincoln City FC were established as an amateur association, but they turned professional in the 1891/1892 season.
Back then they played at John O’Gaunts stadium, but nowadays Sincil Bank is the club’s home ground. Sincil Bank was opened in 1895, holding up to 10,120 people. The club’s main colours are red, white and black, whilst the Imps wear green shirts and white shorts when playing on the road. Lincoln City and Mansfield Town are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but the Limps had some sort of local rivalry with Peterborough United, Hull City and York City as well.
Albert Iremonger (42 years and 312 days) is the oldest footballer to have played for the club, whilst Shane Nicholson (16 years and 112 days) is the youngest one. Lincoln City recorded a thrilling 9-1 victory over then local rivals Sleaford in their first game.