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Southampton vs Lincoln Free Bets and Odds
The Premier League club will have a home-turf advantage in the last 16 matches in the League Cup.
Under 2.5 Goals
Lincoln is at the bottom of the rankings in League One when it comes to playing games with two or more goals. They had only five ‘over' matches in 20 played. Southampton is somewhat better in that aspect, they played eight out of 15 games with at least three goals scored.
Both Teams to Score – No
Lincoln has a hard time scoring goals against top opposition, especially if that opponent is a Premier League club. Southampton will look to step up its defense and keep its opponents at bay.
Preview about Southampton vs Lincoln
Southampton's last five league matches: WDLLL
Lincoln's last five league matches: DDWLD
Southampton needs a positive result
Southampton had a horrid first part of the season, and the World Cup break came at the right time for the team. They have only won three times scoring miserable 13 goals which are not good enough to keep them out of the relegation zone. They have lost three games in a row, and are not flying high with confidence at this moment. Nathan Jones has been appointed a new manager last month, but he only led the team once, a loss at Liverpool. Southampton hasn't played a game since, they decided that friendly matches won't do them any good instead focusing on recuperation and training with the available players. They started their League Cup campaign in the round of 32 and beat Cambridge United 3-0, and then followed it with a 2-1 home victory against Sheffield Wednesday. The game against Lincoln will come at the right time before the Premier League restarts less than a week later.
Southampton's predicted starting 11: Bazunu, Elyounoussi, Bella-Kotchap, Caleta-Car, Salisu, Perraud, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, S. Armstrong, Adams, A. Armstrong.
Lincoln keeps itself in and around the middle of the League One table, currently, they have a seven-point advantage from the drop zone with a couple of games in hand. They did a good job in advancing to the last 16 of the League Cup and will be underdogs coming into the clash against a Premier League team. They will put their trust into the hands of their main scorers Ben House and Jack Diamond who each have five goals on the record this season. Defending will be the key for Lincoln who is not used to playing a Premier League opposition very often. There will be a certain advantage for them considering that the League One season hasn't stopped because of the World Cup, so they have continued to play, and are feeling good going undefeated in four out of their past five matches.
Lincoln's predicted starting 11: Rushworth, Walsh, Jackson, O'Connor, Robson, Sanders, Virtue-Thick, Poole, Diamond, House, Vernam.
Southampton: Juan Larios and Kyle Walker-Peters are injured.
Lincoln: Lewis Montsma is unavailable through injury.
Information about Southampton vs Lincoln
- What is the meaning of the match? It's the round of 16 of the League Cup
- When is the kick-off? 19:45 BST (20:45 CET)
- What was the score the last time they met? This is their first meeting