THERE'S a cracking game in League Two live on TV tonight as second meets first.
My Bury team have been immense this season, especially at home, but can they handle the leaders.
Bury v Lincoln (5.30pm)
Where do I start with this one?
I've already mentioned my respect for Lincoln – they have been a great lower-league side in recent years and have not only succeeded in raising their profile but have done so with integrity and an impressive approach to matters on and off the pitch.
Don't underestimate The Imps
I may be many things as a loyal and long-suffering fan but I'll always be transparent with my views on games and potential outcomes. I'll be honest again here and despite our brilliant home form Lincoln are a massive price at 5-2. They have been League Two's best team by far and will almost certainly carry a huge threat at a typically rain-sodden Gigg Lane.
Shakers on form
I'm not going to bother trotting out our stats – God knows I've done it enough times and for once they're well justified. We are playing some of the best attacking football in the lower leagues courtesy of Maynard, Telford (Cup Legend), Mayor, O'Shea and more than anything a gaffer who played his own career trying to score goals!
Opportunities to exploit
The downside is ever-present though and there's no escaping our vulnerability at the back. Of note is our most obvious weakness and that comes in the form of our inability to defend set-pieces. Time and again we have been put under pressure from deadball situations and if any team are going to exploit that fact it will be Lincoln.
Can both sides share the points?
There's so much more I could write about and on paper it looks like a goalfest but ultimately this is a game that may well be decided by the fact that when an unstoppable force comes head to head with an immovable object there is only one outcome.
THE Night Owl sees me in Paraguay once again as domestic giants Olimpia take on one of the newly promoted sides and the old goals-radar is steadily pinging away in the background…
OLIMPIA VS. SPORTIVO SAN LORENZO (2330 KO):
Expect plenty of action here with the hosts dominating and with 3 of the last 4 H2H's between the two seeing 5+ goals, it's potentially the pick of what is looking more like a ‘proper' SA card: