FootyMAD's Rushden & Diamonds match preview

Last updated : 10 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Lincoln City v Rushden & Diamonds fixture

Lincoln City prepare to entertain Rushden & Diamonds at Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Each previous meeting has resulted in defeat for the The Red Imps.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Sincil Bank Stadium was just last season, in August 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 27 AugRushden & D.1 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2004/2005Fri 25 MarRushden & D.1 - 4Lincoln CityLGE2
2004/2005Sat 14 AugLincoln City1-3Rushden & D.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 12 AprRushden & D.1 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2002/2003Sat 23 NovLincoln City1 - 2Rushden & D.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 12 JanLincoln City2 - 4Rushden & D.LGE2
2001/2002Thu 16 AugRushden & D.0 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the The Red Imps, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Lincoln City, Rushden & D. are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Diamonds have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Lincoln City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League Two, picking up 52 points from their 35 games so far. Rushden & D. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca Cola League Two with a return of just 34 points from their 36 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Lincoln City651012616
Rushden & D.6222498

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Lincoln City fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the The Red Imps. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Lincoln City Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
Rushden & D. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.