Mansfield vs Lincoln City
English League Two
Date: Monday, 18 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: One Call Stadium (Mansfield).
A real buzz is expected in and around a sold-out One Call Stadium on Monday evening when Mansfield Town play one of the most important games of the season against leaders Lincoln City. The visitors are in a much more comfortable position coming into the game. They are five points clear at the top of the standings and as many as ten above Monday’s counterparts in third.
Since top three teams earn the automatic promotion to the third division of English football, we can say only a miracle can prevent the Imps from such success with just nine games left to play. The story is completely different with the hosts who can’t afford too many slip-ups before the end of the season. They are level on points with fourth-placed Milton Keynes Dons who were enjoying a much better form of late.
Mansfield vs Lincoln City: Head-to-head
Mansfield Town will try and build on recent successes in head to head matches with the Imps.
The Stags won five, drew two and lost one of past eight encounters with Lincoln City.
Five of last six H2H meetings saw the BTTS option coming in.
Mansfield vs Lincoln City: Prediction
Mansfield have been a formidable force at home throughout the season and the record of 12 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in 18 home outings in the league is something they will rely on coming face to face with table-toppers here.
However, David Flitcroft’s troops took only one point from past two league fixtures on the road against bottom-half sides Port Vale and Crawley Town. Can they get back to winning ways on the return to One Call Stadium? Mansfield won five on the spin in front of the home crowd netting three or more goals in three of last four home matches in the league.
Lincoln, on the other hand, are unbeaten in last 14 matches in League Two. They won four and drew one of last five along the way. The draw somehow looks to be the closest of three outcomes in this derby and we will go for it at the odds of 3.30.
Mansfield vs Lincoln City: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.30 (23/10)
Correct Score 1-1 @ 6.00 (5/1).