EXETER VS LINCOLN CITY PREVIEW & PREDICTION
The main round of League Two is completed and the playoffs are in full swing. Here is to be determined in two rounds of the fourth and last climber. The teams are in places four to seven. These include the Exeter City Football Club (4th) and the Lincoln City Football Club (7th), which met in the first semi-final less than a week ago directly and separated with a goalless draw. This is still open in the upcoming second leg on Thursday (17.05.). In terms of home form, however, Exeter is sure to be favored, as the Grecians – as the Exeter City FC is also known – have won four out of the last five games at St. James Park. Lincoln, on the other hand, looks back on a very mixed away record and also lost the last three direct duels against Exeter at St. James Park. Nevertheless, we recommend only a tip on the double odds bets 1 / X, offered by Bet365 to odds up to 1.50 and played by us with six units.
Exeter City FC are making their second attempt to rise to League One this season. Already last year, the team of coach Paul Tisdale reached fifth place in the main round and finally reached the final in the playoff games. There, however, the Grecians failed at Blackpool FC, who narrowly prevailed 2-1 and booked the last promotion ticket. In the current season Exeter increased in the main round again and climbed to a record score of 24 wins, eight draws and 14 defeats, a goal difference of 64:54 and 80 points to fifth place. The gap to the third direct promotion place was only four points in the end.
The most important element for the good placement of Exeter is certainly the home strength. At St. James Park, the Tisdale-Elf celebrated 15 wins and only lost four times as a loser. For seven home games, the Grecians are already without defeat. Accordingly, Exeter City is also in second place in the form home table of the last five games. In addition to the four wins against Swindon Town (3: 1), Cheltenham Town (2: 1), Chesterfield (2: 1) and Colchester United (1: 0) is also a draw against Crawley Town (2: 2) in this balance.
The Lincoln City Football Club rose to league title two in the last season as champions of the National League – England’s fifth highest cash box office – after a more than decent season with a record of 20 wins, 15 draws and eleven defeats, a goal difference of 64:48 and 75 points in seventh place but deserves the chance for the march into League One. In addition to this already noteworthy achievement, the Imps – also named after the legend of the Lincoln Leprechaun – celebrated their biggest success in club history in April this year, when they called the League Cup known as the “Checkatrade Trophy” – on which all sixty-four thirds – and four-league participants – could win. In the final, which was played after a group stage and four subsequent knockout rounds, sat the team of coach Danny Cowley 1-0 against third division Shrewsbury Town FC.
The away balance of Lincoln is very balanced. Eight wins, eight defeats and seven draws. In the form outward table, the Imps find themselves in sixth place, with the shape reflecting somewhat the entire season. In addition to the two Cowley-Elf 0-1 defeats against Port Vale and Accrington Stanley – the sovereign champions of the current League Two season – also two victories against Carisle United (1-0) and Coventry City (4: 2) and a goalless draw against Morecamb FC.
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.56