Friday 8 March: 7.45pm KO
Lincoln City have the chance to go five points clear at the top of League Two. They host Yeovil Town who have won their last two league games to move up to 20th in the table and six points above the dreaded relegation zone.
Lincoln City will have been delighted with second-placed Bury only drawing at Cheltenham on Tuesday evening (5 March). That left them two points clear at the top of League Two and with a game in hand. They are now 6/5 (2.2) at SportPesa to win the title and 1/12 (1.08) to be promoted to League One at the end of this season.
The Imps are unbeaten in their last 12 league games. They have only lost one game in 2019 and that was away at Premier League Everton in the FA Cup third round. Lincoln have drawn 12 league matches this season, a tally only bettered in League Two by Mansfield Town (13) and Northampton Town (15). Five of their last seven league games have ended level and four of the last five at home. It’s 3/1 (4.0) at Betfair that this game is drawn.
Lincoln City haven’t lost any of their last 13 home league games. They have only suffered one home league defeat and that was by Crawley Town back in the second week of September. You can get odds of 4/7 (1.57) at SkyBet on them beating Yeovil Town on Friday.
The visitors are 20th in League Two and need the points to avoid ending up in the bottom two. That’d see them relegated to the National League but recent weeks have seen an improvement in form.
Yeovil have had two vital home wins over fellow struggling sides Cambridge United and Morecambe. They were welcome wins after a run of six straight league defeats. That poor run began with a 2-0 home loss to Lincoln City on 22 January.
They are now six points clear of the relegation zone and out to 4/1 (5.0) at Paddy Power to end the season in the bottom two. A win at Lincoln would take them nine ahead of the drop zone but that has odds of 11/2 (6.5) at Unibet.
Yeovil have won five away league games this season but lost ten with only one win in their last ten on the road. With a vital home game against 23rd placed Macclesfield Town following this fixture, it’s an important time for Yeovil.
The two sides have only met seven times in the past. Lincoln’s 2-0 away win in January made it two wins out of the last three for them. At home, Lincoln have won two and lost one (that was back in 2004).
Lincoln City will be without their captain Lee Frecklington who has a groin injury.
Lincoln Clean Sheet
Yeovil have failed to score in three of their last four away league games and failed to score in seven out of 17 matches. They have only scored 18 away league goals this season and six of those came in a 6-0 win at Newport County in September. You can get odds of 10/11 (1.91) at SkyBet on a Lincoln clean sheet.
Second Half Goal
Lincoln City have scored in the second half of each of their last four league games. It’s three out of five for Yeovil so there could be some goal action in the final 45 minutes. There are odds of 2/7 (1.28) at Betway on their being over 0.5 goals scored in the second half and 6/5 (2.2) with Coral on over 1.5 goals.
Yeovil have won their last two league games but both were at home against struggling teams. Lincoln continue in good form at the top of the table and would be out of sight if they didn’t draw so many games. Yeovil are poor on their travels and a bet on Lincoln to win with over 2.5 goals in the game is 17/10 (2.7) at Ladbrokes.