Exeter City vs Lincoln City
English League Two Play-off Semifinal Second Leg
Date: Thursday, 17th May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park, Exeter.
The first leg at Sincil Bank Stadium produced no goals, leaving the rematch wide open when it comes to the playoffs finalist from this particular semi-final tie. Exeter City generally controlled the situation at the center of the park thanks to marvellous displays from Hiran Boateng and Ryan Harley who are expected to produce a similar showing in Thursday’s rematch at St. James’ Park.
The Imps, though still with realistic chances of qualifying, are in a tougher position ahead of the reverse fixture as their game-plan did not look to be good enough for the success against a well-organized Exeter Cut side. Obviously, Lincoln City have what it takes to hurt any defense in the league with the pair of Matt’s in the final third (Green and Rhead), but the distribution was just not good enough at Sincil Bank and we kind of doubt in improvements away at St. James’ Park where the local fans will no doubts make an electrifying atmosphere.
Exeter City vs Lincoln City: Head-to-head
Overall, Exeter City lead the head to head tie by one win coming into their 22nd encounter with Lincoln City.
The Imps won’t fancy the fact they only managed to beat Exeter once in ten matches at St. James’ Park.
Teams clinched a win each on the home patch in the regular season.
Exeter City vs Lincoln City: Prediction
Looking at the first leg performances and the H2H stats the two sides have in matches at St. James’ Park, we just have to go with the home win or draw double chance as a banker at the odds of 1.50. Exeter City are very tough to beat in their own backyard where they lost just one of last eight matches in League Two.
Braver tipsters can try with the clear home win at 2.55 knowing that Lincoln City lost two of last three away games in the league.
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Exeter City vs Lincoln City: Bet Tips
Exeter City or Draw Double Chance @ 1.50
Exeter City to win @ 2.55.