Everton v Lincoln City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 02, 2019
Goodison Park - FA Cup
Everton host League Two leaders Lincoln in the FA Cup Third Round, in a tie has the biggest potential for giant killing at this stage.
The last time these two sides met was in the 1993-94 Third Round of the League Cup, with Everton 8-5 winning on aggregate, with Tony Cottee, Ian Snodin and Paul Rideout the goal scorers.
Everton are likely to give some game time to some of their fringe players, with Jonjoe Kenny, Phil Jagielka, Tom Davies and Cenk Tosun all set to start. Winger Ademola Lookman, who would have started this game, is sidelined with a foot injury.
Lincoln boss Danny Cowley has fitness concerns over two players ahead of their trip to Goodison Park, as Bruno Andrade and veteran striker Matt Rhead were both withdrawn in their last game, and will undergo late fitness tests.
Everton v Lincoln City Predictions and Preview
Everton's Premier League status has them as clear favourites, however their form over the festive period will be a concern for Silva. The Toffees have won just one of their last eight Premier League games, including clear defeats to Tottenham and Manchester City.
Silva knows that this competition is the only route for silverware this season, and with that in mind, he may field a stronger side than is expected against Lincoln.
The visitors are flying high in the four tier, with just one defeat in their last 13 games in all competitions ahead of the visit for Merseyside. However they have only won two of their last six games away from Sincil Bank, and that damages hopes of a potential upset being on the cards.
Everton will win, but it may not come easy against confident opposition, and a home win with over 1.5 goals scored in total comes in at 2/7 , to offer some value.
Silva will just his side want his side in the hat for the next round draw, and defensively the home side should have enough to keep a clean sheet - priced at 4/6.
Everton to win 2-0 at 11/2
The Toffees will have an eye on this competition as a route to European qualification, if they league route does not work out for them in the coming weeks. Despite Lincoln's strong form in League Two, the gap should be too big for them at the weekend.
Cenk Tosun to score anytime at 8/11
Turkish international Tosun has had to make do with with an impact role from the substitutes bench so far this season, as Silva looks to settle on his best team. Despite scoring just two goals this season, Tosun knows that a positive performance here could force him back into the starting XI.