Lincoln vs Sunderland Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (18/05/21)

When the season got underway Sunderland would have had their sights set on automatic promotion. Instead, they will have to battle through the playoffs if they want to win promotion. Can they win at Lincoln to start them on their way now? Find out with our Lincoln vs Sunderland match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Lincoln vs Sunderland: Playoff Predictions

Unbiased tips

The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.

Things to be all square heading into the second leg

When you think about teams that have won playoffs in the past it's often those who carry good form from the back end of the regular campaign that do well. That is not the sort of line fans of Lincoln or Sunderland will want to hear because neither of those sides ended the season well. Lincoln won just one of their last five drawing two and losing the others whilst Sunderland can't boast much better form; they also recorded just the solitary win but did manage to draw three matches. With sub-par form and the high pressure situation, a share of the spoils in the first leg is probably something both sides would take.

Both teams will be amongst the goals

We wouldn't make the prediction that this game will be like a back and forwards slugfest but we do think both sides will find the back of the net at some point. Sunderland have seen both sides score in four of their last five matches whilst Lincoln's form at the end of the season seeing a ‘nil' in the score line in two of theirs. Three of their last five meetings have ended with both teams netting as well.

Predicting a 1-1 tie

Our opening prediction for Lincoln vs Sunderland was a draw. Here we look to boost those odds by backing a 1-1 draw. Sunderland recorded 1-1 draws in their last game of the season whilst their away match with Peterborough, which many would suggest was a match not dissimilar to this game, also ending with a goal apiece. For Lincoln, we can't offer up recent evidence of 1-1 draws but the Imps did net a single goal in six of their last 10. Then there is the head to head records; Lincoln and Sunderland played each other three times during the campaign – including the Papa John's trophy – and two of them were locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Lincoln vs Sunderland: All the most important info

Finely balanced before the second leg

Although the playoffs are a high pressure situation, it is fair to say Sunderland will be under the spotlight more in the playoff run than Lincoln will with their rich history. Neither side will arrive with sky high confidence but if both sets of players perform to their maximum then Sunderland will fancy their chances. We're not so sure it will play out that way but we'll  enjoy finding out regardless.

Lincoln vs Sunderland: A quick FAQ

lincoln vs sunderland prediction

  • Who are the favourites for the match? – Sunderland
  • Will Sunderland win the playoffs? – They are currently the bookies pick
  • What time is KO? – 6 PM GMT