Lincoln City vs Everton U21 Match Analysis & Prediction
13/12/2022 10:00 pm
Everton U21 will be looking to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Nothern Section of the EFL Trophy when they take on Lincoln City on Tuesday.
The Toffees claimed a 2-1 victory over Mansfield Town in the round of 32, while Lincoln progressed to this stage by defeating Morecambe on penalties following a 1-1 draw.
Lincoln will head into Tuesday’s contest off the back of a goalless draw with Wycombe Wanderers in League One on Saturday, which has left them in 14th place in the table on 27 points.
Mark Kennedy’s side finished top of Group E in the Northern Section of the EFL Trophy, picking up six points from their three matches, to progress to the next round of the competition.
Lincoln played out a 1-1 draw with Morecambe in the round of 32 last time out, but won the resulting shootout 4-3 to progress to the round of 16.
The Imps were knocked out of the FA Cup by Chippendam Town at the start of November, but they have been in strong form in the EFL Trophy this season and they will now be eying a position in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Everton U21 finished top of Group A in the Northern Section, picking up six points from three matches to progress to the next round of the competition.
Paul Tait’s side faced Mansfield Town in the round of 32 on November 30 and claimed a 2-1 victory in impressive style, with the Merseyside outfit scoring twice in the final exchanges.
Indeed, the Toffees were behind until the 91st minute of the game, when Liam Higgins equalised, before Tom Cannon netted the winner in the fourth minute of added time.
Everton U21 were last in action on December 6, claiming a 7-2 victory over Colchester United U21 in the Premier League Cup.
Lincoln City vs. Everton U21 Head to head
These two teams have previously met on just one occasion in the EFL Trophy back in 2017, where Lincoln City claimed a 2-1 victory.
24/10/2017Lincoln City2Everton U211EFL Trophy
13/12/2022Lincoln CityN/AEverton U21N/AEFL Trophy
Lincoln City Team News
Kennedy is likely to name the same side that took to the pitch for the first whistle against Morecambe in the last round of the competition, with Ben House dropping out in attack.
Tom Hopper was only a late substitute against Wycombe in the league at the weekend, but is expected to start here.
Lincoln City's Last 5 Matches
12/11/2022Lincoln City1Plymouth Argyle1League One
19/11/2022Lincoln City2Morecambe1League One
22/11/2022Lincoln City(P)1Morecambe1EFL Trophy
03/12/2022Shrewsbury Town2Lincoln City0League One
10/12/2022Lincoln City0Wycombe Wanderers0League One
Everton U21 Team News
Everton’s Katia Kouyate was only a late substitute in his side’s victory over Mansfield in the previous round of the EFL Trophy, but he could come in for a start here.
There are not expected to be any major surprises in the XI, with Tom Cannon set to feature in the final third.
Everton U21's Last 5 Matches
13/11/2022Everton U211Southampton U212Premier League Cup
25/11/2022Everton U211Birmingham City U211Premier League Cup
30/11/2022Everton U212Mansfield Town1EFL Trophy
03/12/2022Birmingham City U211Everton U210Premier League Cup
06/12/2022Everton U217Colchester United U212Premier League Cup
Lincoln City vs. Everton U21: Odds and Predictions
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