Exeter vs Grimsby Betting Tip Draw – 27th April 2021

Mariners could grab a point at goal-shy Exeter

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England Exeter vs Grimsby England
27th April 1900hrs
Football – England – League Two
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 13/5 odds taken 03:41 GMT April 26th

We take a look at the football betting options for an interesting midweek League Two game between Exeter and Grimsby.

Exeter are just about in touch with a chance at a play off place, but their winning ways have badly deserted them.

Can they bank an important three points as they face the bottom side Grimsby? It may not be as easy as it looks with the Mariners showing a bit of form.

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Exeter Preview – Can Exeter find a win?

Exeter have managed to take just one win in their last seven league games. It has been a run of three straight drawn league matches.

That last left them sitting three points outside of the play off spots, with three matches to play.

Can they find that winning touch to keep their slim chances alive?

Exeter are a quote of 7/10 odds-on in the match outright to get those three points* (odds recorded 03:41 GMT April 26th).

But they have been having big problems sticking the ball in the back of the net.

Exeter’s last three league games have ended in a 0-0 draw. They have failed to score in five of their last seven league fixtures.

The home record for Exeter this season reads W10 D6 L5.

There is a positive for them in that they are undefeated in their last four home fixtures.

But their last three at St James Park have ended in 0-0 draws as well.

Just out of interest, the 0-0 correct score option for football betting is at 15/2* (odds recorded 03:41 GMT April 26th).

Our betting prediction:
Under 1.5 goals

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(odds recorded 03:41 GMT April 26th)


Exeter eased to a 4-1 away win at Grimsby earlier this season and their season’s record against teams down in the bottom seven currently has been good.

They have lost just one of twelve such matches played in this campaign.

Exeter’s defensive record at home this season has been excellent.

They have conceded at under a goal per game and have earned a clean sheet in 43% of home games.

It really looks as if there is a good chance that goals will be a premium at St James Park and under 1.5 goals may be worth considering for football betting at 9/4* (odds recorded 03:41 GMT April 26th).

Six of Exeter’s last seven League Two home games have gone that way.


Grimsby Preview – Can Grimsby raise their game again?

The Mariners are a long way from safety and almost out of time.

They are six points from safety with just three matches left to play for the campaign.

So Grimsby desperately need a win in this fixture to keep their hopes alive of staying in the top-four tiers.

There have been signs of fighting recently from Grimsby.

They have won two of their last three games. There is a quote of 17/4 on them to collect a victory in this fixture as well* (odds recorded 03:41 GMT April 26th).

Not too surprisingly, sly Grimsby have struggled against the strong teams this season.

They have suffered a loss in 10 of their 15 matches this season against teams currently in the top nine.

There has been an average of just 0.8 goals per away game that Grimsby have produced.

On the weekend they grabbed a 2-1 victory at Oldham to keep those survival hopes alive.

In their last dozen league fixtures, Grimsby have lost just twice.

They have taken a W2 D3 L1 record in their last six away games in fact.

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Grimsby therefore, don’t look as if they are going to be a pushover at St James Park in midweek.

There have been clear signs of improvement. Whether it’s all too little too late will remain to be seen.

Of the away goals that Grimsby have scored, 61% of them have been netted in the first half of games.

Home away they haven’t earned a clean sheet in any of their last seven league games, none in their last three.

The Mariners have the third-worst defensive record and have the second-worst records in both the offence and defence stats this season in League Two.


Exeter vs Grimsby Betting Advice

This is interesting because Exeter have been struggling to find their winning touch. The goals have dried up too.

Exeter have scored in just two of their last five fixtures and recently hosted second-from-bottom Southend and could only play out a 0-0 draw.

So we are going for the draw in the match outright as our football betting tip at 13/5* (odds recorded 03:41 GMT April 26th).


Key Facts – Exeter vs Grimsby Betting Tip

  • Exeter have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 league games
  • Exeter’s last three home games have ended 0-0
  • Grimsby have lost one of their last six away games


Grimsby have gone undefeated in 10 of their last 12 matches and recently beat top-three side, Bolton.

So they are capable and are fighting to avoid the drop to the National League. There’s immense pressure to perform.

The win for them isn’t immediately obvious, we see them grabbing the draw.

Under 1.5 goals at 9/4 is our other football betting pick* (odds recorded 03:41 GMT April 26th).


The best betting odds for Exeter vs Grimsby

Exeter to win: 7/10 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Grimsby to win: 17/4 at Bet365