I waited with this bet until last moment because I wanted to see the most possible line ups for today's match.
Sunderland have big squad problems before today's game. They are without first goalkeeper Hoffman, third-best scorer Dajaku, key defender Wright (21 matches), important striker O'Brien (14 matches), important midfielder Evans (14 matches), second- best scorer Broadhead, second-best player in current season (according to the ratings) O'Nien and third-best player in curent season McGeady. It's a big blow for the team and should have very bad impact on their performance today.
Since February 2021 Lincoln played 5 official matches against Sunderland in all competitions and didn't lost any of those matches with more than one goal margin.
In those circumstances Lincoln +1.5 AH looks like very solid bet. Line is simply too high.