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Lincoln City vs Southend United - Lincoln can continue to shine

Lincoln City are backed to win against struggling Southend United at Sincil Bank
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Sincil Bank is going to become a fortress for Lincoln City in League One (Getty Images)


Lincoln City vs Southend United Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


An in-form Lincoln City side welcome Southend United to Sincil Bank in the League One on Saturday afternoon. The hosts have won their opening three games are tipped to keep up their good run of form. They are priced at 1.80  to pick up the three points with excellent value available in the win to nil market.

Lincoln City Form & Team News


Lincoln City have been one of the big surprise packages of the season so far. They have continued to build on their promotion from League Two and have made the step up to League One look easy.

The Imps have registered three victories from their opening three games in all competitions. Their most recent was a 1-0 win in the English League Cup away at Championship side Huddersfield. Harry Anderson, who played a vital role in the team’s promotion last season, grabbed the winner and his second goal in as many matches.

Danny Cowley’s physical approach to the game has paid dividends so far this season. The club have yet to concede a goal in their opening three matches. Cian Bolger and Henry Toffolo have formed a formidable duo at centre-back. 

They have also experienced striker John Akinde on the bench. The striker bagged 15 league goals for the club last season and has been used an impact sub so far this campaign. 

The home side are priced at 1.80 with bet365 to win the match, which is great value. The club have won their last two league games 2-0 and to win to nil again on Saturday is also excellent value at 2.87. 

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Southend have struggled to get started in the league this campaign. (Getty Images)

Southend United Form & Team News 


Southend United are on a terrible run of form in English League One. The Essex-based club have lost eight of their last 12 League One games and tipped for relegation this year. 

The club come into the game after losing their opening two league games. They were defeated 1-0 away at Coventry on the opening day and lost 3-1 at home to Blackpool last week. Simon Cox grabbed the solitary goal for the Shrimpers.

Kevin Bond has struggled to get his side playing away from home. The club’s last away victory in the league came in January when they defeated Bradford City 4-0. They have also struggled to keep a clean sheet, unable to keep a single clean sheet in 25 matches in all competitions. 

The club did manage to pick up a victory away at League Two Stevenage in the English League Cup this week. Kevin Bond made several changes and the team ran out 2-0 victors. Youngster Charlie Kelman grabbed the two goals in the game and will no doubt be in Kevin Bond’s thoughts for Saturday’s game. 

The away side are currently priced at 4.50 for the win and a draw is priced at 3.50. There is very little to suggest that either of these will happen given Southend’s form over the last six months.

Lincoln vs Southend Head to Head


Lincoln and Southend have played each other 15 times with Lincoln winning six and Southend winning four. They have not met in a league match since 2011, their last encounter in League Two when Lincoln City won 2-1 at Sincil Bank.

Lincoln City vs Southend United Match Up


Lincoln City have looked very strong in all of their matches so far this season. Danny Cowley adopts a physical approach to his games, building from a strong backline. Cian Bolger and Henry Toffolo have been a force to be reckoned with for the Imps so far this campaign.

Southend United have struggled to create chances and have looked poor in the opening two league matches. Their defeat against Blackpool was not only at home, but the away side also had 10 men for 30 minutes, showing that they are incapable of taking charge of a game. 

Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley has done an incredible job at the club so far (Getty Images)

Lincoln City vs Southend Key Statistics 


  • Lincoln have won all 3 of their games to nil so far this season. (All Competitions).
  • Southend United have lost 4 of their last 6 away games. (League One).
  • Southend United have not kept a clean sheet in their last 25 games. (All competitions).
  • Southend United have lost 8 of their last 12 games. (League One).

Verdict

Lincoln City have been the form team in League One so far this campaign. The hosts and tipped to record a comfortable victory against a struggling Southend United side. 

Best Bet: Lincoln Win @1.80 at bet365 - 3 Units
Great Value Bet: Lincoln Win to Nil @2.87 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Bet: Lincoln 2-0 @8.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Lincoln were even more dominant than anticipated. Could be ones to watch this season. 
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