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Lincoln vs Liverpool Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Minamino tipped to inspire Liverpool in the League Cup

  • Liverpool take on Lincoln City in the English League Cup third round
  • Match is being played at 7:45pm BST on Thursday
  • Lincoln’s squad is valued at €3m, Liverpool at a whopping €1.1b.
  • Reds boss Jürgen Klopp is likely to make mass changes
  • Liverpool striker Takumi Minamino has scored 2 goals in his last 3 matches
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Takumi Minamino tipped to star for Liverpool in the League Cup (Getty Images)

League One club Lincoln City host Premier League champions Liverpool in the English League Cup third round on Thursday. The Reds will be fielding a second string side but led by forward Takumi Minamino, they should still be too strong.

Lincoln City Form


Lincoln City finished 16th in League One last season, 10 points above the relegation zone. They are undefeated in five matches this season.

Michael Appleton’s side won 2-1 at Crewe in the League Cup followed by a penalty shootout victory against Scunthorpe United in the EFL Trophy.

The Imps have won both matches in League One this season, 2-0 at home against Oxford United and 2-1 at Milton Keynes Dons with Jorge Grant and Tom Hopper on target.

In between was a 5-0 win at Bradford City in the League Cup. An own goal and Anthony Scully strike saw them 2-0 up after 6 minutes, Lewis Montsma, James Jones and Callum Morton finishing the job.

Lincoln City Team News


Lincoln have a fully fit squad available. Manager Michael Appleton likely to start a similar side that secured a 2-1 win over MK Dons.

Liverpool Form


Liverpool started the new campaign with a defeat to Arsenal in the FA Community Shield. Takumi Minamino came off the bench to equalise before they lost in a penalty shootout.

Jürgen Klopp’s side began their Premier League title defence with a 4-3 win against Leeds. It was a great match with Mohamed Salah hitting a hat-trick and Virgil van Dijk on target.

The Reds took on Chelsea in London on Sunday and secured a 2-0 win. It was a close match before Chelsea were reduced to 10 men in the 46th minute, Sadio Mané stepping up with both goals. 

Liverpool Team News


Liverpool are missing injured centre-back Joel Matip and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Xherdan Shaqiri are all doubtful and unlikely to be risked.

Jürgen Klopp is expected to name a young side with Sepp van den Berg, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliot, Kostas Tsimikas and Diogo Jota all set to start.

Lincoln vs Liverpool Head to Head


This will be the first match between Lincoln City and Liverpool.

Lincoln vs Liverpool Odds


Liverpool are 1.22 favourites at betfair with Lincoln City available at 17.00 at William Hill. A draw is available at 7.00 at bet365.

Lincoln vs Liverpool Match Up


Lincoln City are up against it here despite a strong start to the season. It’s not often they come up against a side of Liverpool’s calibre.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will rest most of his stars here but with James Milner and Naby Keita in midfield alongside Jota and Takumi Minamino up front, expect the Reds to control this match.

Lincoln vs Liverpool Stats


  • Lincoln City are undefeated in their last 7 competitive matches (all competitions).
  • Lincoln City’s squad is valued at approximately €3m.
  • Liverpool have won their last 4 matches (English Premier League).
  • Liverpool have won by 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (English Premier League).
  • Liverpool striker Takumi Minamino has scored 2 goals in his last 125 minutes of action (all competitions).
  • Liverpool’s squad is valued at approximately €1.1b.

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Where is Lincoln vs Liverpool being played?

Lincoln vs Liverpool is being played at LNER Stadium in Lincoln, England.

When is Lincoln vs Liverpool being played?

Lincoln vs Liverpool is being played at 19:45 BST on Thursday 24 September 2020.

What competition are Lincoln vs Liverpool playing in?

Lincoln vs Liverpool are playing in the English League Cup third round.

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Verdict

Liverpool should be too good for Lincoln City despite fielding an under strength side. There is value on Takumi Minamino in the goalscoring markets.

Best Bet: Liverpool -1 Handicap @-161.29 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Takumi Minamino Anytime Goalscorer @+180 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Takumi Minamino First Goalscorer @+600 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Liverpool Win 2-0 Correct Score @+500 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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