Who Dares Wins Imps V Chairboys

Last updated : 14 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer


A minutes silence will be held before the Lincoln City V Wycombe match on Saturday in memory of Richard Butcher, thrice the charm in Impdom. The passionistas will then chant his name as Scot Kerr drives on the mighty Imps in search of a priceless win. Raise the battle cry Imps, line in the sand after Hereford - the fightback starts now. Bash the bookies this week for once we win those games in hand the odds will shorten!

It will certainly be a case of 'fortune favours the brave', with the attacking Imps keen to ensure Wycombe's position counts for nothing. After two defeats in a week - to Crewe and Hereford - the theatre of the absurd can yet astound even the most ardent and pessimistic Imps. Mock them not for the pessimist can never be disapointed whilst someone with a glass always half full is always at the very least a merry fellow.


Some memorable  Lincoln City v Wycombe Wanderers fixtures

On the face of it the stats make middle-for-diddle  reading, with the Imps winning 3 times from 7 games. But oh fellow optimists all of those have been at home and by one goal to nil.  There is a song in that as we Imps know only so well.

Even the year they went up saw us beat them 1-0 with a classy finish from Elding to wipe away the tears of that imfamous 1-5 at Grimsby Town. The year before Louis Dodds curled a 25 yard peach having been put through by LJL to settle another close fought encounter as the Imps held on to go mid table on 43 precious points.

In December 2006 we went third after a naughty November appeared to have wrecked the progress of Schoeys passing Princes.  Over 5100 Imps (att 5465) saw the deadlock finally broken on 72 minutes. Stallardicus threaded one through the middle and free scoring wide midfield maestro Jeff Hughes bore down on goal roared on as every Imp rose to their feet. We'd seen this lad do this before. The put the keeper on his backside rifled home and joined the Stacey West for a celebration and a half. Well worth the booking eh Jeff?

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011 Sat 30 Oct Wycombe Wdrs. 2 - 2 Lincoln City LGE2
2008/2009 Tue 10 Mar Lincoln City 1-0 Wycombe Wdrs. LGE2
2008/2009 Sat 23 Aug Wycombe Wdrs. 1 - 0 Lincoln City LGE2
2007/2008 Sat 01 Mar Lincoln City 1 - 0 Wycombe Wdrs. LGE2
2007/2008 Sat 17 Nov Wycombe Wdrs. 1 - 0 Lincoln City LGE2
2006/2007 Sat 30 Dec Lincoln City 1 - 0 Wycombe Wdrs. LGE2
2006/2007 Sat 23 Sep Wycombe Wdrs. 1 - 3 Lincoln City LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Red Imps have scored 8, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end. Despite the fiasco of the Bulls FA disapointment the Imps are in good form mentally going into this one. Directors dipping into their pockets and a manager with a plan suggests we will go for this one without fear and dread of failure.

The away form of Wycombe Wdrs. however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The The Chairboys's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against. However a 0-3 defeat on Saturday and a 0-1 reverse at home to Hereford in the cup suggests a slide.

Lincoln City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League Two with a return of just 19 points from their 20 games thus far. Wycombe Wdrs. are holding the final promotion place in the Npower League Two, and have accumulated 40 points from the 23 games they have played so far.

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

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Lincoln City 6 1 1 4 10 16 4
Wycombe Wdrs. 6 4 0 2 6 6 12

So who will Win It?

Nothing seems to be going right for the The Red Imps at home recently, and  given the defence who can see a turn around in fortunes? Yet the splintered Chairboys now come into this facing their third succesive defeat in a week. The head should still say a Wyxombe win. But the heart and some late strengthening and changes
 to the defence suggests the Imps could pull this one off.

Sequence statistics:
Lincoln City Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Wycombe Wdrs. 10 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.