Lincoln City v Shrewsbury Town Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th October 2019

More misery for the Imps

Lincoln City v Shrewsbury Town Betting Tips – EFL League One, 18th October 19.45pm

Lincoln City and Shrewsbury Town go head-to-head at Sincil Bank for an EFL League One fixture on Friday night. It’s been a testing start for Michael Appleton, but the Imps go into this home game as the slight favourites to pick up all three points. These two sides both have 16 points to their name, and we could be in for a tight matchup in Lincolnshire on Friday. Who will prevail at Sincil Bank?

Lincoln City v Shrewsbury Town Betting Odds*

Lincoln City 6/5
Draw 9/4
Shrewsbury Town 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 16th, 2019 at 14:30 p.m.)
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Lincoln City News and Form – Can the Imps pick up all three points on home soil?

Lincoln City got off to a flyer this season, winning four in a row in all competitions. However, since thumping Southend United 4-0 in a League One meeting in mid-August, the Imps have lost ten of their last 13 league and cup matches.

Lincoln have taken a mere seven points from the last 30 on offer, woeful form which has seen them slip down to 12th in the table. Overall, City have won five, drawn one and lost seven.

 

Over/under 1.5 goals
Over3/10
Under41/20

Bet at 22Bet

 

In their last League One fixture at Sincil Bank, Appleton’s side beat Sunderland 2-0, with Tyler Walker helping himself to a brace. Unfortunately, they could only follow that up with a 2-0 reverse at Peterborough United last time out.

Life after the Cowley brothers has not been plain sailing for Lincoln, but can the club pick up a precious three points on home turf on Friday?

Lincoln City v Shrewsbury Town Head to Head

These two last met in a Football League Trophy match back in April 2018, which Lincoln won 1-0 at home

The last league game between the pair ended in a 5-1 away win for Shrewsbury back in February 2011

The Shrews have won the last four in league action

Lincoln’s last league win over Shrewsbury came in 2008

 

Key-Facts – Lincoln City v Shrewsbury Town

  • Lincoln have lost six of their last eight in League One
  • The Shrews are unbeaten in their previous three away league games
  • Both sides have taken 16 points so far

 

Shrewsbury Town News and Form – Will the Shrews leave Lincoln with an away win?

Sam Ricketts’ Shrewsbury Town have secured back-to-back wins in league and cup. Before beating Newcastle United’s U21 side in the Football League Trophy, the Shrews picked up a 1-0 home win over Tranmere Rovers in the league before the international break.

Shrewsbury have been in patchy form in League One so far, winning four, drawing four and losing three of their opening 11. Lincoln are ahead on goal difference, but the club from Sincil Bank have played two games more.

Town’s victory at Prenton Park in their last league encounter was their first win on the road since beating Accrington Stanley 3-2 at the Crown Ground back in August. Meanwhile, the Blues have lost just two away games so far. Can Ricketts’ troops make it a hat-trick of victories in all competitions on Friday?

Lincoln City v Shrewsbury Town Tips & Odds

Shrewsbury Town to win at 23/10
Shrewsbury Town to win 1-0 at 17/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 16th, 2019 at 14:40 p.m.)

Lincoln City v Shrewsbury Town Predictions

Shrewsbury Town win: Lincoln have really struggled to get going since Danny Cowley and his brother left Sincil Bank. Appleton is an experienced manager, but he has a tough job on his hands at the moment.

Shrewsbury have made themselves hard to beat on the road this term. The Shrews head to Sincil Bank unbeaten in their last three away games in League One, and I can see them sneaking a win in Lincolnshire on Friday. The visitors are priced at 23/10.

Before beating Sunderland two weeks ago, Lincoln went three league and cup home games without scoring. They could struggle to break down Shrewsbury’s defence in this one, so back the 1-0 away win at 17/2.


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