Sheffield United vs Lincoln prediction, odds & betting tips 30/08/2023

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Sheff Utd - Lincoln City

England EFL Cup - Bramall Lane

8th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Sheffield United and Lincoln cross swords on Wednesday, August 30th in a League Cup clash between two teams that don’t have very big ambitions about this competition. Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best Sheffield United vs Lincoln free betting tips. 

Sheffield United vs Lincoln predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Sheffield United vs Lincoln, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • In 4 of Sheffield’s last 5 games, there had been at least 3 goals scored. 
  • Lincoln saw 3 of their last 4 matches go over 2.5 goals. 
  • Also, 4 of Lincoln’s last 5 League Cup games had at least 3 goals in them. 

BTTS

  • Lincoln scored in 3 of their last 5 games against Premier League outfits and all of those 3 games produced BTTS outcomes. 
  • Sheffield United were involved in BTTS matches in 2 of their last 4 League Cup games. 
  • Also, 4 of the last 5 clashes between the sides in cup competitions saw both teams scoring.  

Top betting odds and key stats for Sheffield United vs Lincoln

Check the best Sheffield United vs Lincoln odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

12/07/22

Europe Friendlies Europe

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

2

Last Five - Sheff Utd

13/07/24

Club Friendly List Club

York

York

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

2

W

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Tottenham

Tottenham

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

0

L

11/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Everton

Everton

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

0

L

04/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

1

L

27/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Newcastle

Newcastle

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

5

1

L

Last Five - Lincoln City

12/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Preston

Preston

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

0

1

W

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

2

0

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

1

2

W

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

0

1

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wigan

Wigan

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

2

1

L

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Sheffield United odds: 2/5 (1.40) – 71.4% Probability

Draw odds: 4/1 (5.00) – 25.0% Probability

Lincoln odds: 8/1 (9.00) – 11.1% Probability

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As we can see, the bookies favour Sheffield United as the expected winners of this match. With a 71.40% win probability the hosts are given the advantage. Regarding other markets, Ollie McBurnie to Score Anytime has the best odds in that category 4/1 (5.00) – 20.00%

Sheffield United – Lincoln preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Sheffield United vs Lincoln lineups.

Sheffield United

After gaining deserved automatic promotion back to the top flight last season the Blades are struggling to adapt to the much more competitive environment of the Premier League. They lost all of their opening 3 league matches, despite being in contention in all 3 games and losing them all by single-goal margins. 

United are expected to rotate and the returning from injury McBurnie should start up front. Young forward Jebbison also could be trusted from the off after netting 3 goals for the U21s already. 

Important inner midfielder Fleck is the most notable absentee, with United missing 4 others through injuries. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Davies (GK), Baldock, Larouci, Robinson, Trusty, Bogle, Zouza, Osborne, Brooks, Jebbison & McBurnie 

Lincoln

The Imps come into this match with nothing to lose as they are the heavy underdogs. Lincoln are enjoying a 5-game unbeaten run right now though (W4 D1) and they were very convincing in the first round of the League Cup when easily beating Notts County 2-0 away from home. 

The Imps know how to defend in numbers and this can be very helpful for them in the coming match. 

Lincoln are expected to use their best players, with maybe 2 or 3 of the supporting casts given starts just so they can get tested. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Jensen (GK), Eyoma, Roughan, O’Connor, Brown, Sorensen, Hamilton, Bishop, Hackett, House & Walker

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd
6
Chris Basham
gb
35
Andre Brooks
gb
10
Cameron Archer
gb
20
Jayden Bogle
gb
27
Yasser Larouci
fr
17
Ismaila Coulibaly
ml
5
Auston Trusty
us
12
John Egan
ie
9
Oliver McBurnie
gb
16
Oliver Norwood
gb
1
Adam Davies
gb
Substitutes
34
Louie Marsh
gb
38
Femi Seriki
gb
18
Wes Foderingham
gb
25
Anis Ben Slimane
tn
11
Benie Adama Traore
ci
32
William Osula
dk
15
Anel Ahmedhodzic
ba
40
Jili Buyabu
gb

Lincoln City

Lincoln City
23
Sean Roughan
ie
25
Alex Mitchell
gb
16
Jack Burroughs
gb
1
Lukas Jensen
dk
18
Ben House
gb
3
Jaden Brown
gb
22
Timothy Eyoma
gb
6
Ethan Erhahon
gb
7
Recco Hackett-Fairchild
lc
14
Daniel Mandroiu
ie
8
Alistair Smith
gb
Substitutes
11
Ethan Hamilton
gb
2
Lasse Sorensen
dk
26
Oisin Gallagher
ie
27
Jovon Makama
gb
12
Jordan Wright
gb
17
Dylan Duffy
ie
5
Adam Jackson
gb
10
Teddy Bishop
gb

​Player to Watch: Ollie McBurnie

United’s Scottish striker McBurnie has only just returned from injury. As he needs match practice he is expected to lead the attack from the off and the powerful centre forward will fancy his chances to score his first goal of the season in the coming match. 


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