Burton Albion vs Lincoln City Match Analysis & Prediction
26/12/2022 6:00 pm
Burton Albion will be looking to end a seven-game winless streak in League One when they play host to Lincoln City at the Pirelli Stadium on Boxing Day.
The hosts are currently sitting in the relegation zone after failing to win any of their last seven matches in League One.
After playing out four successive league draws, the Brewers were beaten 2-0 by Barnsley last weekend, which has left them five points adrift of safety.
If Burton are going to escape the drop this season then they need to improve defensively after shipping 44 goals in 22 matches.
While they have the worst defensive record in the third tier, the Brewers have at least proven to be a tough team to beat at home in recent weeks.
Their last five home league matches have resulted in one win and four draws, although Dino Maamria will be fully aware that his side will need to start claiming victories if they are to avoid relegation.
Meanwhile, Lincoln City will be keen to bounce back after their dreams of reaching the EFL Cup quarter-finals were ended by Southampton in midweek.
An own goal from Gavin Bazunu gave the Imps an early lead, but Che Adams scored a brace to turn the game on its head and condemn Lincoln to a 2-1 defeat.
Lincoln will now turn their attention to league matters, with the visitors currently sitting in 14tg place after winning just one of their last six matches in League One.
While Mark Kennedy’s side have lost two matches in that period, four of those six games have ended all square, which has hinderes their progress.
Although Lincoln may be finding league wins hard to come by, they can draw inspiration from the fact that they have won their last three away encounters with Burton.
Burton Albion vs. Lincoln City Head to head
In the 10 previous meetings between these two sides, Burton Albion have claimed four victories while Lincoln City have won five, and they have drawn once. Lincoln have scored 15 goals and conceded 12 in the process.
07/03/2020Lincoln City3Burton Albion2League One
26/12/2020Lincoln City5Burton Albion1League One
20/04/2021Burton Albion0Lincoln City1League One
25/09/2021Burton Albion1Lincoln City2League One
29/01/2022Lincoln City1Burton Albion2League One
Burton Albion Team News
Burton Albion re still expected to without the service of Sam Winnall, who has missed the last four matches due to injury.
After coming off the bench at half time last weekend, Jonny Smith could earn a place in the starting lineup, while Victor Adeboyejo will lead the line for the hosts.
Burton Albion's Last 5 Matches
27/11/2022Burton Albion6Chippenham Town1FA Cup
03/12/2022Milton Keynes Dons1Burton Albion1League One
10/12/2022Burton Albion1Derby County1League One
13/12/2022Burton Albion2Accrington Stanley4EFL Trophy
17/12/2022Barnsley2Burton Albion0League One
Lincoln City Team News
Lincoln City head coach Kennedy will keep faith with a back three of Paudie O’Connor, Adam Jackson and Joe Walsh, with Ben House retaining his place in the forward line.
Jack Diamond and Jamie Robson are both expecting to be presented with starting berths, which could see Daniel Mandriou and Sean Roughan drop out of the side.
Lincoln City's Last 5 Matches
22/11/2022Lincoln City(P)1Morecambe1EFL Trophy
03/12/2022Shrewsbury Town2Lincoln City0League One
10/12/2022Lincoln City0Wycombe Wanderers0League One
13/12/2022Lincoln City4Everton U212EFL Trophy
20/12/2022Southampton2Lincoln City1EFL Cup
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