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Match Preview: Lincoln City (A)

25 October 2019

Wanderers travel to Michael Appleton’s Lincoln City on Saturday afternoon for another Sky Bet League One clash, this time at Sincil Bank.

Lincoln City currently sit 15th in Sky Bet League One at the time of writing and they have won one of their last six league games.

Their last fixture against Portsmouth ended in a 1-0 defeat.

Team News

Following on from Tuesday’s victory against Bristol Rovers, there is a possibility that winger Dennis Politic may be available for selection.

The Romanian youth international was ruled out of the clash against the Gas due to illness.

Head to Head

Wanderers and Lincoln City have faced each other on 20 occasions since the first encounter back in 1899, with us coming out on top in ten of those meetings.

The two teams have drawn on four occasions and Lincoln City have six victories to their name in clashes between the two sides.

The last time the two teams met was in January 2010, in the F.A Cup Third Round.

The game finished as a 4-0 win for Wanderers, as goals from Lee Chung-Yong, Gary Cahill, Mark Davies and an own goal from Moses Swaibu saw the Whites progress to the next round.

Match Coverage:

As usual, match updates will be provided by the club’s official twitter account (@OfficialBWFC). We will keep you up to date with the action to ensure you don’t miss a kick – delivering a match report shortly after the final whistle with post-match reaction from manager, Keith Hill.

Live commentary will also be available by the iFollow BWFC channel (subscribe via the website), with the Bolton FM team providing the coverage.

Betting Odds

Lincoln City are the favourites heading into this one. The home side are fancied to take this one by Sky Bet and are priced at 3/4 at the time of writing.

Wanderers are priced at 10/3 to register a second victory of the 2019/20 campaign and you can get the draw at 13/5.

Man in the Middle:

Tomorrow evening’s game will be officiated by Christopher Sarginson.

He has officiated 11 matches this season with his latest a 4-1 home victory for Fleetwood Town against Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One.

This season, he has dished out 27 yellow cards and not a single red card.

During his 13 seasons in the professional refereeing ranks, Sarginson last refereed Wanderers in January 2014, in a 2-2 draw at home to Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship.

Barry Gordon and David Benton will act as his assistants, with Hristo Karaivanov the fourth official for tomorrow evening’s fixture.

Key Man for the Red Imps – Tyler Walker:

When looking at the Lincoln City side, 23-year-old Tyler Walker is the main man leading the line for Michael Appleton’s side.

The former Wanderers loanee striker has scored seven goals in the league for the Red Imps and is joint fourth top goal scorer in the division.

He has scored five goals in his last five games for Lincoln, with a brace against Sunderland in a 2-0 home victory his last goal scoring contribution.


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