Lincoln City vs Burton Albion
England League One
Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: LNER Stadium, Lincoln.
After 18 played matches Lincoln City are sitting in very high 2nd place on English League One table, which is probably higher than pre-season expectations. They can even overtake the top with a potential victory against last placed team Burton Albion this Saturday. The Brewers are without a doubt the biggest disappointment so far in this campaign, collecting only 13 points from 19 games.
The most recent form of three draws and two losses is also not looking promising. As expected, bookies are backing hosts to win the game at 1.72 odds, while Burton are huge underdogs priced at 4.33. It’s hard to expect more since they are the only team in the league without a win away from home.
Lincoln City vs Burton Head-to-head
There were only six head to head duels between these two teams in the past. Burton were victorious in three occasions, while Lincoln’s fans celebrated two victories.
Total number of goals scored so far is 14, which averages 2.33 per duel.
The most recent meeting took place at this stadium in March this year. Lincoln have won it 3-2 thanks to spectacular performance of Tom Hopper who scored two goals.
Lincoln City vs Burton Prediction
The Imps would have a convincing lead over all other title contenders if they were more consistent at this stadium. Their current record is five victories and four losses, which is drastically weaker than stats on the road of six wins, two draws and one loss. The last two appearances at LNER Stadium didn’t end up well. Sunderland humiliated Lincoln here beating them 4-0, with a 1-0 loss to Shrewsbury to follow up three days after.
Imps bounced back last weekend by beating Northampton on the road. Jorge Grant is top goalscorer, adding seven goals to his name. Can we lead the squad to an important win against last placed team? We believe so. Burton do have consistency in terms of scoring, but their back line is just too awful to hold the hosts.
Lincoln City vs Burton Bet Tips
Lincoln City to win @ 1.72
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.85.