Exeter v Lincoln Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th May 2018

Grecians to make the most of home advantage

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Exeter v Lincoln Betting Tips – League Two 17th May 7.45pm

The tie looks difficult now for Lincoln who could only come up with a 0-0 home draw at Sincil Bank in the first leg. That was a blow because now they have to go out on the road to face Exeter who are a very good home side. The home form of the Grecians was wonderful throughout the season and they boasted the best home defensive record in League Two. Will the visiting Imps struggle to make an impact at St James’ Park?

Exeter News and Form

Exeter had a good home season in League Two where they went and posted a W15 D4 L4 record at St James’ Park. They are currently on a seven-match undefeated streak there as well and they are on a five-match scoring streak on home soil. They looked rock solid at the back all season and no-one conceded fewer home goals in the League Two campaign than Exeter did. They shipped a total of 19 goals in their 23 games only and that’s at an average of 0.8 per game. Going forward they averaged 1.5 goals per game. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 11/2 but the Exeter 1-0 is right there at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018). There was a clean sheet for Exeter in 43% of their home games and they were 1-0 up at half time in 40% of their home games across the season which could be a decent betting option to consider. Before the draw in the first leg, they had scored in each of their previous eleven matches (home and away combined) to close out the season with. Seventeen of their twenty-four wins were by a one-goal margin only. Exeter to win by a one-goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018).

Lincoln News and Form

So how costly will it prove to be for Lincoln not having gotten anything out of the first leg? They have lost two of their last three road games by a 1-0 scoreline. During the regular season, Lincoln lost four of their five away games against the top five finishers and that is a big concern for them in this one (D1). Their lack of being able to deliver against the top sides in the league now could come back to haunt them. Lincoln conceded at just over a goal per game on average and took a clean sheet in 35% of their road games, so that’s another hint that this will be a low scoring game. Both teams not to score at bet365 is at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018). Just 35% of their away games this season ended up over 2.5 goals. Lincoln were ahead at half time just twice on the road all season and they scored 69% of their away goals in the second half of matches while they conceded 64% of their away goals in the first half of games. They have only come up with the one goal in their last three games now and have to go and try to find a way to crack a superb home defence that the Grecians have. What can the Imps come up with?

Exeter v Lincoln Head to Head

There was a home win for each of them against the other during the regular season. Exeter are up in the recent head to head though having gone W3 D1 L1 up in the head to head against Lincoln. The Grecians have won their last three home games in a row against them and are unbeaten in their last six home fixtures against the Imps. Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings so this will probably be tight. Eight of the last ten meetings have finished under 2.5 goals.

Exeter v Lincoln Betting Odds*

Exeter 21/20, Lincoln 13/8, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 06:22 p.m. on May 14th, 2018)

Exeter v Lincoln Predictions

Exeter to win: Everything points to a home win in this one as Exeter are so strong at home and the Imps are not carrying the away form to suggest that they can make an impact in this one. Look for a narrow home win for Exeter.

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