Mansfield Town vs Lincoln City Betting Preview – 18/03/2019

Mansfield Town vs Lincoln City Betting Preview – 18/03/2019

Mansfield Town vs Lincoln City

A mouth-watering clash at the top of League Two sees two of the top three go head-to-head as Mansfield Town welcome leaders Lincoln City on Monday evening. Mansfield come into this one looking to get back to winning ways after drawing with Crawley, while Lincoln saw off Oldham Athletic. These two sides drew 1-1 when they last met in the league, but Mansfield won a Checkatrade Trophy meeting between the two sides earlier in the campaign. This game is being broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Mansfield come into this looking to improve after settling for a goalless draw with Crawley Town last time out. That result allowed MK Dons to close in on the top three, leaving the Stags’ lead over the Milton Keynes club to just goal difference. Mansfield now head into this one looking to restore a points gap, and indeed to cut the five-point gap between themselves and second-placed Bury. Before the Crawley draw, Mansfield lost to Port Vale, meaning they are two without a win. Prior to those two results, they beat Cheltenham Town 4-2. The Stags are actually favourites for this one at 6/4 to win with Bet Victor. They are priced at 23/10 with most bookmakers to draw their second consecutive game.

Nottingham Forest loanee Tyler Walker has been Mansfield’s star man this season, racking up a hugely impressive 17 goals so far. He’s at 5/1 to open the scoring here 13/8 to score at any time with Betfair. CJ Hamilton is another who has impressed in front of goal of late, scoring eight in all this season. Hamilton is at a tempting 15/4 with Bet365 to score at any time for 11/1.

Lincoln City have enjoyed a terrific campaign and they are now meandering towards the title with little competition. City are five points clear and looking certs to go up with a 10-point cushion over MK Dons in forth, and indeed this weekend’s opponents Mansfield in third. Lincoln come into this one beating Oldham 2-0 at home thanks to goals from Harry Toffolo and Danny Rowe. That was City’s third win in a row following wins over Yeovil and Forest Green. They are 12 unbeaten in all competitions and 14 unbeaten in the league. Danny Cowley’s men are 15/8 with Bet Victor to win here. It’s not often the league-leaders are underdogs, but they are as far as the bookmakers are concerned here.

South African striker John Akinde is Lincoln’s leading scorer with 13 goals so far this season. He’s priced at 5/1 to score first with Bet365 and 15/8 to score any time with Boyle Sports. Portuguese midfielder Bruno Andrade has also impressed, contributing with eight goals, and he’s at 7/2 with Paddy Power to score. Lincoln have scored exactly one goal in each of their last two outings against Mansfield – both this season – and they scored just one last time out. They are at a generous 31/20 with Ladbrooks to score one here.

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