Evenly matched teams: Lincoln City vs Blackpool match preview

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: LNER Stadium

Lincoln City and Blackpool are both riding high in the League One with their 6th and 5th positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • Lincoln City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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Lincoln City form and stats

Lincoln City have played 19 League One games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 8-3-8 (wins-draws-losses). The Lincoln manager M. Appleton might feel some added pressure to get something from this game after two straight home defeats.

Lincoln faced defeat in their previous match, away at Oxford United (1-2). A 1-1 draw away before that, with Sunderland the opponent.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Lincoln have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found twelve matches with the results: Won seven, drawn two and lost three.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Lincoln as they have a new game in only three days, a League One match thankfully also at home. Milton Keynes Dons are visiting.

The Lincoln fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 28 in 19 matches. Lincoln City's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 26 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Blackpool form and stats

Playing away, Blackpool have won 9 games, drawn 3 and suffered 7 defeats in the League One this season. In general it has been a productive period now for Blackpool as they haven't lost any of their last 13 games. Blackpool has been amazing away for a time now, winning five in a row on their travels. The last time they went home with a point loss was against Ipswich Town.

Sullay Kaikai, Elliot Embleton and Jerry Yates (2) scored in Blackpool's previous match, the home game against Gillingham that ended 4-1. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Swindon Town at their stadium, the result 2-0.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Blackpool playing away and similar expectations, we found eleven relevant matches. Results were three Blackpool wins, three draws and five defeats.

After this away game Blackpool return home for a League One game against Accrington Stanley. That game is only three sleeps after this.

Blackpool are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 24 away goals from 19 games (in the league). Blackpool are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 16 times in 19 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Blackpool - Lincoln 2-3 played earlier this season. Lincoln-Blackpool H2H statistics last three meetings regardless of arena: Lincoln City two wins, Blackpool one win, zero draws. two of these three matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

BlackpoolJ. Yates
J. Yates
18 goals
Lincoln CityJ. Grant
J. Grant
11 goals
LincolnT. Hopper
T. Hopper
8 goals

Lincoln City missing players

Blackpool missing players

Lincoln City Blackpool
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
37 19 5 Played P 5 19 37
18 8 2 Won W 3 9 18
8 3 1 Drew D 1 3 9
11 8 2 Lost L 1 7 10
55 28 5 Scored S 7 24 50
40 26 8 Conceded C 4 16 33
92% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 95% 92%
73% 84% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 63% 62%
54% 63% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 32% 32%
22% 26% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 11% 22%
8% 5% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 11% 16%
49% 53% 40% BTTS BTTS 40% 32% 41%
38% 26% 40% Clean Sheets C S 40% 42% 43%
22% 21% 20% Failed to Score F T 20% 32% 24%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.6 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.4 1.2
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 2 4
 
11.4 11.6 13 Shots (avg) S ( 9.6 11.8 11.6
2.6 2.7 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.2 3.8 3.9
57% 54% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 33% 35%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Lincoln City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • 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 Hull City 40 23 7 10 68 32 20 12 3 5 25 10 20 11 4 5 43 22 36 76
2 Peterborough United 39 22 7 10 67 38 19 14 3 2 44 15 20 8 4 8 23 23 29 73
3 Sunderland 38 19 14 5 59 29 19 9 6 4 27 18 19 10 8 1 32 11 30 71
4 Portsmouth 38 19 7 12 56 40 20 8 5 7 27 21 18 11 2 5 29 19 16 64
5 Blackpool 37 18 9 10 50 33 18 9 6 3 26 17 19 9 3 7 24 16 17 63
6 Lincoln City 37 18 8 11 55 40 19 8 3 8 28 26 18 10 5 3 27 14 15 62
7 Charlton Athletic 38 16 11 11 55 50 18 6 5 7 30 33 20 10 6 4 25 17 5 59
8 Ipswich Town 38 17 8 13 41 38 20 11 3 6 22 17 18 6 5 7 19 21 3 59
9 Gillingham 40 17 7 16 56 54 20 9 3 8 28 28 20 8 4 8 28 26 2 58
10 Doncaster Rovers 37 17 6 14 54 48 19 11 4 4 32 20 18 6 2 10 22 28 6 57
11 Accrington Stanley 38 16 9 13 51 52 19 9 5 5 24 16 19 7 4 8 27 36 -1 57
12 Oxford United 39 16 8 15 53 48 19 9 4 6 25 17 20 7 4 9 28 31 5 56
13 Milton Keynes Dons 39 15 9 15 55 54 20 8 7 5 30 25 19 7 2 10 25 29 1 54
14 Crewe Alexandra 38 15 9 14 47 48 19 9 5 5 28 21 19 6 4 9 19 27 -1 54
15 Fleetwood Town 39 14 11 14 42 33 20 8 7 5 24 14 19 6 4 9 18 19 9 53
16 Plymouth Argyle 40 14 10 16 50 63 20 11 4 5 30 27 20 3 6 11 20 36 -13 52
17 Shrewsbury Town 37 12 13 12 43 42 18 5 7 6 25 23 19 7 6 6 18 19 1 49
18 Burton Albion 38 12 9 17 48 62 19 6 2 11 25 37 19 6 7 6 23 25 -14 45
19 Northampton Town 40 10 9 21 33 57 20 7 4 9 16 22 20 3 5 12 17 35 -24 39
20 Swindon Town 39 11 4 24 45 69 20 7 1 12 21 32 19 4 3 12 24 37 -24 37
21 Bristol Rovers 40 10 7 23 39 63 20 7 2 11 23 28 20 3 5 12 16 35 -24 37
22 AFC Wimbledon 38 8 12 18 36 61 18 4 4 10 19 31 20 4 8 8 17 30 -25 36
23 Wigan Athletic 39 9 8 22 39 66 19 3 5 11 18 36 20 6 3 11 21 30 -27 35
24 Rochdale 38 7 12 19 47 69 19 1 9 9 20 38 19 6 3 10 27 31 -22 33

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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.