Match Preview: Lincoln City v Bristol Rovers

Lincoln City v Bristol Rovers
Sky Bet League One, LNER Stadium, Saturday 16 March 2024, 3pm


A busy week for Bristol Rovers continues this weekend with a trip to face Lincoln City in Sky Bet League One action. 

Matt Taylor’s side face another away fixture after a 0-0 draw at Fleetwood Town in midweek, a result that puts the Gas eleventh in the league on 50 points. 

Lincoln, meanwhile, head into Saturday’s game on the back of a very impressive 6-0 home win against Cambridge United. The Imps are ninth in League One. 



Tickets are available to purchase on the day for away fans, from the visitor’s ticket window at the Lincoln City club store. Supporters are advised that payment for tickets on the day is by card only.



Take M5, M42, M6 and M69 to Leicester Western Bypass/A46 in Leicestershire. Take the exit for A46 from M1

Supporters travelling by car will be best suited to take the M5, M42, M6 and then M69 up to the Leicester Western Bypass in Leicestershire. Then take the exit for A46 from the M1.

Parking is available to purchase in the South Common Car Park for away supporters. This can be purchased direct from Lincoln City for £5 in advance or for £6 on the day.

For supporters travelling by train, Lincoln Central is around half-a-mile from the LNER Stadium and is roughly a ten minute walk to the ground.




Form Guide…

Tuesday’s draw with Fleetwood Town has put Rovers on 50 points from 37 League One matches played this campaign. The Gas have ten points from the last six games played, courtesy of wins against Leyton Orient, Carlisle United and Stevenge.

Lincoln, meanwhile, are League One’s in-form team. The Imps are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches and have picked up 16 points from a possible 18 in their last six matches.

Michael Skubala’s side have also scored eleven goals across their last two games, beating Cambridge United 6-0 and Barnsley 5-1.



Lincoln City are on an immense run of form in England’s third tier. 

Having been in League One since 2019, the Imps are making a real effort at achieving promotion, with a late push for the play-offs. Reaching the Championship would be the first time Lincoln had been in the second division since the 1950s. 

The Lincolnshire club has endured heartbreak and triumph throughout the years, bouncing between the Football League and the Conference throughout the 1990s and 2000s. 

A six-season stay in non-League was ended when Cowley brothers Nicky and Danny led the club to the National League title in 2016–17, as well as a run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, making the club the first non-League side to reach that stage in 103 years. 

Lincoln would go on to win the EFL Trophy in 2018 and promotion to League One in 2018/19. The would reach the play-off final in 2020/21, narrowly losing out to Blackpool, and are seeking to go one better should the opportunity present itself.




Previous Meetings…

Recent form has not been on Rovers' side against Lincoln City. 

Since the Imps' promotion to League One, the Gas have claimed two wins; one coming in the curtailed 2019/20 campaign and the other coming in October 2020, a 2-1 win at the LNER Stadium. 

Saturday's opponents proved a tough prospect last season, with the Imps winning 6-3 at the Mem before claiming a 1-0 home victory too. The reverse fixture earlier this campaign ended 1-1, when Josh Grant scored an equaliser for Rovers in the fourth minute of added time. 


Match Officials…

Referee: Scott Simpson 

Assistant Referees: Danny Jarvis and Jonathon Block

Fourth Official: Anthony Da Costa


What Are The Odds? 

Rovers are currently available at 18/5 for the win while a 1-0 win is available at 11/1.

Odds correct at the time of writing. To see more information click HERE. Please bet responsibly.

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