Liverpool vs. Lincoln City
EFL Cup: Thursday, September 24th at 2:45 PM ET
The Line: Liverpool -560 / Lincoln City +1500 -- Over/Under: 3 Goals Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Lincoln City and Liverpool face-off in a third-round EFL Cup showdown on Thursday at the Sincil Bank Stadium in Lincoln.
Liverpool is coming off last season with an English Premier League Championship and they have gotten off to another fast start to this season, but there have to be some questions about how the first two games started. In the first game of the season Liverpool faced off with Leeds United and the defense was a big issue giving up three goals. In that game, Liverpool did score four runs, led by Mohamed Salah who scored three goals, and two of those came by penalty kicks. In the last game against Chelsea, they got a little bit of a gift with Chelsea going down to 10 guys, Sadio Mane had a big second half for Liverpool putting up two goals and that led to a victory. In this game, look for Liverpool to use some of their second unit.
On the other side of this matchup is Lincoln City F.C. who plays in the third tier of the English Football League and they have some confidence heading into this game. In the last EFL Cup game Lincoln City faced off with Bradford City and in that game they had no issue coming away with a 5-0 victory. Lincoln City scored a goal in the 4th and 6th minute and they really no issue coming away with a victory. Lincoln City is a strong offensive team, but this is going to be a big step up in competition, and in this game they are going to need to play a perfect game. In terms of talent, they aren’t even as close to as talented, and they need to probably get a couple of lucky bounces to have a chance.
Liverpool is going to play their “B” team, but that shouldn’t matter, they are going to score plenty of goals in this game. Look for Liverpool to run up the score in this game, and Lincoln City might even find a goal in this game. Back the over to cashin this game. I see at least four goals.