On Wednesday 19 May, Lincoln City host Sunderland at Sincil Bank in the first leg of the playoff semi-final. The winner will face Oxford United or Blackpool in the League One play-off final on Sunday 30 May.
Lincoln did pick up 5 points from the five most recent games, scoring 6 goals and conceding 8 goals.
However, Lincoln display the joint worst shots data of the four play-off teams in the last couple of weeks.
Lincoln also display a decent enough points tally against top 6 opposition but the Imps do have a pretty terrible shots on target record, especially at home.
When Lincoln faced the other top 6 teams at home during the regular season, Lincoln lost the shots and shots on target stats in 4 of 5 games, most notably losing the home game to Sunderland 0-4 while losing the shots 6-14 and shots on target 1-9.
Sunderland picked up a mediocre 6 points from the last five games of the regular season while scoring 9 goals and conceding 8 goals.
However, Sunderland display the best shots data of the Championship hopefuls in the last couple of weeks.
Sunderland have picked up the second most points against top 6 opposition and display the best shots on target data. The Black Cats are the only side of the promotion hopefuls to have a positive shots on target difference against top 6 both home and away.
When facing top 6 teams on the road during the regular season, Sunderland didn't lose the shots stats once and only lost the shots on target count to league winners Hull.
Conclusion & Betting Tips
Lincoln display the joint worst shots data of the four play-off teams in the last couple of weeks and Lincoln also display the worst shots on target record against top 6 opposition, especially at home.
Sunderland display the best shots data of the Championship hopefuls in the last couple of weeks and Sunderland also put on show the best shots on target data against top 6 both home and away.
Betting Tip: Sunderland.
Stake at 5/10 units.