Lincoln City vs Accrington Stanley Match Analysis & Prediction
10/01/2023 10:00 pm
Lincoln City and Accrington Stanley will face it off for a spot in the EFL Trophy semi-finals when they meet at the LNER Stadium on Tuesday.
While the hosts are winless in five matches across all competitions, Accrington have failed to win any of their last four games.
Lincoln will hope to return to winning ways in the EFL Trophy following a poor run of form in League One, where they have gone six matches without victory.
As a result of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Charlton Athletic, Lincoln have failed to win any of their last five competitive matches since beating Everton U21 in the previous round of this competition.
The Imps won their group to set up the last 16, where they came from 2-1 down to defeat the Everton youngsters 4-1, securing their spot in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, the EFL Trophy may have come as a welcome distraction for Accrington, who are currently languishing in the League One relegation zone.
Stanley have only won one of their last 12 league matches, and the mood in the dressing room would not have been improved by Saturday’s 1-1 draw against National League outfit Boreham Wood in the FA Cup.
That stalemate with Boreham Wood extended Accrington’s winless run to four matches across all competitions, although they did avoid a third successive defeat.
They will now turn their attention to the EFL Trophy, and the visitors can take inspiration from an unbeaten four-game run in head-to-head matches with Lincoln – split evenly with two wins and two draws – although a repeat of the 1-1 scoreline from November’s league encounter would send the tie to penalties.
Lincoln City vs. Accrington Stanley Head to head
In the previous 22 meetings between these two sides across all competitions, Lincoln City have claimed 10 victories while Accrington Stanley have won seven, and they have drawn in five. Accrington have scored 24 goals and conceded 39 in the process.
12/01/2021Lincoln City4Accrington Stanley0EFL Trophy
14/02/2021Lincoln City2Accrington Stanley2League One
27/11/2021Lincoln City0Accrington Stanley1League One
23/04/2022Accrington Stanley2Lincoln City1League One
01/11/2022Lincoln City1Accrington Stanley1League One
Lincoln City Team News
Lincoln City are unable to call upon the services of Matty Virtue and Lewis Montsma due to hamstring and knee injuries respectively.
Adam Jackson missed out on Saturday through suspension, but he will be available for the EFL Trophy quarter-final, while Teddy Bishop could be handed a place in the starting lineup.
Lincoln City's Last 5 Matches
20/12/2022Southampton2Lincoln City1EFL Cup
26/12/2022Burton Albion3Lincoln City0League One
30/12/2022Lincoln City1Bolton Wanderers1League One
02/01/2023Lincoln City1Ipswich Town1League One
07/01/2023Charlton Athletic2Lincoln City1League One
Accrington Stanley Team News
Acrrington Stanley have a lengthy injury list that includes Korede Adedoyin, Matt Lowe, Jay Rich-Baghuelou and Mitch Clarke.
David Morgan and Doug Tharme are also sidelined, while Mo Sangare and Michael Nottingham are still three weeks away from returning to action.
Accrington Stanley's Last 5 Matches
13/12/2022Burton Albion2Accrington Stanley4EFL Trophy
26/12/2022Accrington Stanley1Barnsley1League One
29/12/2022Morecambe2Accrington Stanley0League One
02/01/2023Derby County4Accrington Stanley0League One
07/01/2023Boreham Wood1Accrington Stanley1FA Cup
Lincoln City vs. Accrington Stanley: Odds and Predictions
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