Delightful dogfight as daring Lincoln City duel with determined Accrington Stanley

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: LNER Stadium (10120 seats)

The home supporters expect three points in this game, as the home advantage might do the trick versus a stumbling visitor. Lincoln City are in 16th position while the guesting Accrington Stanley fret at 17th.

Insights:
  • Lincoln City have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Accrington Stanley have the most conceded goals (36) in League One

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Lincoln City and Accrington Stanley.

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Lincoln City form and stats

With 2 League One wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats from their home games, Lincoln City are certainly not brimming with confidence.

C. McGrandles was the last player to score a league goal for Lincoln and it's becoming a more and more distant memory as Lincoln City haven't scored in 227 minutes.

Lincoln City's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 0-3 versus Portsmouth (placed 9th). Midfield player Lewis Fiorini got a match rating of 7.35 in that game, the max score being 10. Fiorini hit one key pass and dribled past the opponent 2 of 2 times.

A 0-0 draw away before that, with Doncaster Rovers the opponent.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Lincoln have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found twelve games) they have won four times, drawn three and lost five.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Lincoln as they are travelling to their away game against Carlisle United in the EFL Trophy. That match is three days after this one.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Lincoln City here at LNER Stadium in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (8 from 9 games). 12 goals have been conceded.

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Accrington Stanley form and stats

Accrington Stanley have only collected 8 points from their away games in the League One, after 2-2-6 (10 played). It's a growing despair in Accrington as they have recorded three consecutive losses.

It might be tough going out on the road again for Accrington Stanley, facing their second straight away game. Especially as the previous game, ended with a defeat 0-4 versus Burton Albion (placed 12th). As you can see from the result above, the defeat against Burton Albion was particularly ugly (0-4). The humiliation is still top of mind. Midfield player Liam Coyle was the top player of the team with a match rating of 6.9/10. Coyle hit three key passes.

A 2-3 loss hosting Sheffield Wednesday before that.

Accrington are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is four wins, four draws and eight defeats. From a total of 16 matches.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Wigan Athletic in just three days.

Accrington have scored 10 goals on their travels this season, from 10 away games in the league. The Accrington manager J. Coleman has some worries about the defense as 21 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

Statistics for the former ten meetings involving these two teams are: four wins for Lincoln, four draws and two wins for Accrington Stanley. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Top Goalscorers

LincolnA. Scully
A. Scully
7 goals
Accrington StanleyH. Pell
H. Pell
5 goals
Accrington StanleyM. Butcher
M. Butcher
4 goals

Lincoln City missing players

Accrington Stanley missing players

Lincoln City Accrington Stanley
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
18 9 3 Played P 3 10 18
5 2 1 Won W 1 2 6
6 3 1 Drew D 0 2 3
7 4 1 Lost L 2 6 9
20 8 3 Scored S 3 10 22
23 12 3 Conceded C 7 21 36
94% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 90% 94%
72% 67% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 70% 72%
44% 44% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 60% 67%
17% 11% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 40% 44%
6% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 30% 33%
61% 56% 67% BTTS BTTS 33% 50% 61%
6% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 20% 22%
39% 44% 33% Failed to Score F T 67% 40% 22%
 
4.9 4.9 4 Corners for (avg) C F 3.7 4.5 4.7
6.1 4.6 5 Corners against (avg) C A 8.7 5.8 6
1.6 2 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.3 2.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
12 12.2 13.7 Shots (avg) S ( 12 14.4 13.5
2.6 3.3 3.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.6 4.6
43% 27% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 22% 27%
 
13.9 13.2 13 Shots against (avg) S A 15.7 15 13.2
3.9 4 5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5.3 5.1 4.5
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Accrington Stanley have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Accrington Stanley have the most conceded goals (36) in League One
  • Accrington Stanley have the most conceded goals in the first half (20) in League One
  • Lincoln City have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Lincoln City haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rotherham United 18 11 4 3 34 13 10 6 2 2 22 10 8 5 2 1 12 3 21 37
2 Wycombe Wanderers 19 11 4 4 30 21 9 7 0 2 15 11 10 4 4 2 15 10 9 37
3 Plymouth Argyle 19 10 6 3 32 20 10 6 3 1 16 9 9 4 3 2 16 11 12 36
4 Wigan Athletic 17 11 2 4 32 15 9 5 1 3 12 8 8 6 1 1 20 7 17 35
5 Sheffield Wednesday 19 8 8 3 26 19 9 5 3 1 13 6 10 3 5 2 13 13 7 32
6 Sunderland 17 10 2 5 28 22 8 7 0 1 16 4 9 3 2 4 12 18 6 32
7 Oxford United 17 9 4 4 29 18 10 7 2 1 21 9 7 2 2 3 8 9 11 31
8 Milton Keynes Dons 18 9 4 5 33 24 9 6 1 2 15 10 9 3 3 3 18 14 9 31
9 Portsmouth 19 8 5 6 25 22 9 5 2 2 14 10 10 3 3 4 11 12 3 29
10 Cheltenham Town 18 7 5 6 24 28 9 5 2 2 13 11 9 2 3 4 11 17 -4 26
11 Bolton Wanderers 19 7 4 8 27 27 9 4 3 2 14 13 10 3 1 6 13 14 0 25
12 Burton Albion 19 7 4 8 20 23 10 5 2 3 16 12 9 2 2 5 4 11 -3 25
13 Ipswich Town 19 6 6 7 34 29 10 3 5 2 19 16 9 3 1 5 15 13 5 24
14 Charlton Athletic 19 6 5 8 26 26 10 3 3 4 15 14 9 3 2 4 11 12 0 23
15 Cambridge United 19 5 8 6 26 33 10 3 5 2 14 15 9 2 3 4 12 18 -7 23
16 Lincoln City 18 5 6 7 20 23 9 2 3 4 8 12 9 3 3 3 12 11 -3 21
17 Accrington Stanley 18 6 3 9 22 36 8 4 1 3 12 15 10 2 2 6 10 21 -14 21
18 AFC Wimbledon 17 5 5 7 24 28 8 2 4 2 13 13 9 3 1 5 11 15 -4 20
19 Morecambe 18 5 4 9 29 33 9 3 3 3 14 13 9 2 1 6 15 20 -4 19
20 Gillingham 19 3 8 8 16 26 9 2 3 4 7 13 10 1 5 4 9 13 -10 17
21 Shrewsbury Town 18 4 4 10 17 25 9 4 2 3 12 11 9 0 2 7 5 14 -8 16
22 Fleetwood Town 17 3 5 9 28 32 9 2 2 5 15 16 8 1 3 4 13 16 -4 14
23 Doncaster Rovers 18 3 4 11 11 32 8 3 3 2 8 8 10 0 1 9 3 24 -21 13
24 Crewe Alexandra 19 2 6 11 16 34 9 2 3 4 10 16 10 0 3 7 6 18 -18 12

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The English Football League One (usually referred to as League One) is the third highest division in English football. The League One league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Three teams are promoted and four relegated.