Saturday 22nd May 2021
(0) Sunderland v Lincoln City (2)
Sky Bet League One Play-Offs
Semi-Final Second Leg
Stadium of Light
TV/Stream: Full live match coverage available via Sky Sports.
Radio: Full live match commentary available via BBC Radio Newcastle (not online)
We’ve got it all to do. Two goals down from the first leg and we come back to the Stadium of Light where our form hasn’t been great, but the fans are back and that could be our way back into the tie.
The home crowd were Lincoln’s twelfth man at Sincil Bank in the first leg and anything could happen if we get a bit of momentum. We just need that spark to get us started.
Last five games...
Last Time We Met... at the Stadium of Light
Saturday 20th March 2021
Sky Bet League One
Sunderland 1-1 Lincoln City
(McFadzean 40’ - Morton 63’)
Sunderland: Burge, McLaughlin, Sanderson, O’Nien, McFadzean, Leadbitter (Stewart), Winchester (Scowen), Power, Gooch (Maguire), McGeady, Wyke Substitutes not used: Matthews, Younger, Neil, Diamond
Lincoln City: Palmer, Poole, Bramhall, Bridcutt, Montsma, Jackson, Edun, McGrnadles, Johnson (Scully), Morton, Rogers Substitutes not used: Long, Eyoma, Anderson, Jones, Howarth, Archibald
Head to Head... at the Stadium of Light
In all competitions...
Sunderland wins: 2
Lincoln City wins: 1
Goals for Sunderland: 11
Goals for Lincoln City: 9
In terms of getting through to the final we have obviously dropped from 8/15 favourites out to 7/2, with Lincoln now 1/6 after being 11/8 before the first leg.
Today we are still odds on to get the win at 19/20 and Lincoln are 3/1 to beat us once again in the 90 minutes. To win in extra time, Sunderland are 18/1 and 20/1 to win it on penalties and the Imps are 25/1 and also 20/1 to take it on spot kicks.
For correct score, we are 7/1 to take it 2-0 in 90 minutes and level the tie and 14/1 to get the job done and take it 3-0.
I desperately want to predict we will do it, but I think we’ll just fall short.