Lincoln City will be looking to get back to winning ways when they play host to Accrington Stanley at LNER Stadium on Tuesday.
On the other hand, the visitors sit just two points outside of the relegation zone in the League One table, putting pressure on the upcoming game.
Lincoln City head into the contest in 14th place in table following five victories, six draws and four defeats throughout the opening stages of the campaign.
They suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Port Vale at the weekend when a 68th-minute goal from Daniel Butterworth proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Scoring has been a problem for the Imps of late, failing to find the back of the net more than once in their previous six league matches. However, they are unbeaten at home so far this season, which should bring some confidence to the squad that they can continue that run.
Accrington have also been finding it difficult to pick up victories in recent weeks, as they head into the contest off the back of five successive defeats in the league.
The most recent of those defeats came at the weekend against Fleetwood Town when John Coleman’s side were beaten 3-0, with the three goals coming in a span of 10 minutes.
Their recent poor results has led to them slipping down the table as the ‘Owd Reds are currently 20th in the League One standings.
Just three teams in the division have conceded more goals than Accrington so far this season, with that being a clear issue for the team heading into this one.
There is only two points separating Accrington and MK Dons in the relegation zone, which means that another defeat in midweek could lead to them falling into the bottom four.
Lincoln City vs Accrington Stanley head to head
These two teams have previously met on 21 occasions across all competitions, where Lincoln have claimed 10 victories while Accrington have won seven, and they have drawn in four. Lincoln have scored 38 goals and conceded 23. In their last five meetings, Lincoln have won one, Accrington two with two draws.
Accrington Stanley 0-0 Lincoln City 21/11/20
Lincoln City 4-0 Accrington Stanley 12/01/21
Lincoln City 2-2 Accrington Stanley 14/02/21
Lincoln City 0-1 Accrington Stanley 27/11/21
Accrington Stanley 2-1 Lincoln City 23/04/22
Lincoln City latest home form
Lincoln City have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, having lost just one on their eight most recent matches. They drew 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored six goals and conceded three.
Lincoln City 2-0 Derby County 13/09/22
Lincoln City 1-2 Doncaster Rovers 20/09/22
Lincoln City 0-0 Charlton Athletic 08/10/22
Lincoln City 2-0 Newcastle United U21 18/10/22
Lincoln City 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday 22/10/22
Lincoln City latest away form
Lincoln City have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just three of their six most recent matches. They lost 1-0 to Port Vale in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored eight goals and conceded six.
Bristol Rovers 3-6 Lincoln City 17/09/22
Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Lincoln City 01/10/22
Ipswich Town 0-1 Lincoln City 15/10/22
Barnsley 0-1 Lincoln City 25/10/22
Port Vale 1-0 Lincoln City 29/10/22
Accrington Stanley latest home form
Accrington Stanley have recently failed to keep a good run of form at home, having won just three of their six most recent matches. They lost 3-2 to Bolton Wanderers in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored nine goals and conceded nine.
Accrington Stanley 1-0 Cheltenham Town 17/09/22
Accrington Stanley 3-1 Morecambe 01/10/22
Accrington Stanley 0-3 Derby County 15/10/22
Accrington Stanley 3-2 Liverpool U21 18/10/22
Accrington Stanley 2-3 Bolton Wanderers 22/10/22
Accrington Stanley latest away form
Accrington Stanley have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just one of their eight most recent matches. They lost 3-0 to Fleetwood Town in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored two goals and conceded nine.
Salford City (P)0-0 Accrington Stanley 20/09/22
Bristol Rovers 0-1 Accrington Stanley 24/09/22
Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Accrington Stanley 08/10/22
Peterborough United 3-1 Accrington Stanley 25/10/22
Fleetwood Town 3-0 Accrington Stanley 29/10/22
Lincoln City news
Adam Jackson returned to the back three for Lincoln City on Saturday, and even though they failed to keep a clean sheet, he will retain his place.
The hosts could be forced into a change in midweek, as Daniel Mandroiu had to be replaced in the first half against Port Vale through injury.
Accrington Stanley news
Doug Thame and Liam Coyle both missed out for Accrington Stanley at the weekend due to suspension, which allowed Seamus Conneely and Baba Fernandes to get some minutes.
At the other end of the pitch, Tommy Leigh is expected to retain his spot in the side as he leads the line on his own.
Prediction and Odds
Lincoln City have been struggling for goals in recent weeks, but coming up against a team in poor defensive form could be an ideal situation to turn around that form.
With Accrington Stanley in the midst of a difficult run of form recently, we back the hosts for a win.
Odds: 1 2.20 X 2.05 2 2.89
Lincoln City 1-0 Accrington Stanley
Lincoln City 2-0 Accrington Stanley
Lincoln City 2-1 Accrington Stanley
Lincoln City 3-1 Accrington Stanley
Lincoln City 2-2 Accrington Stanley