FM Preview: Lincoln City v Newport County 24 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Lincoln City v Newport County fixture

Lincoln City play host to Newport County at Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Red Imps are clearly on top, having won 12 and lost only 3 of the 21 games.

The last time the two teams met at Lincoln City was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1985, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Third Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 03 Dec Newport Co. 1 - 0 Lincoln City (Conference) Premier
1985/1986 Sat 08 Mar Newport Co. 1 - 2 Lincoln City Third Division
1985/1986 Sat 05 Oct Lincoln City 1-1 Newport Co. Third Division
1984/1985 Sat 30 Mar Newport Co. 2 - 1 Lincoln City Third Division
1984/1985 Wed 07 Nov Lincoln City 2 - 2 Newport Co. Third Division
1983/1984 Sat 03 Mar Lincoln City 2 - 3 Newport Co. Third Division
1983/1984 Tue 18 Oct Newport Co. 1 - 0 Lincoln City Third Division

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Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Red Imps's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Newport County's away form is none too clever either, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Lincoln City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 33 points from 37 matches.

Newport County find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 35 points from their 36 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Lincoln City 6 0 3 3 7 10 3
Newport County 6 2 3 1 11 9 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Sincil Bank Stadium for the Red Imps and the Madmen are unable to see past Newport County claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Lincoln City Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Newport County Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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