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This second-round fixture in the EFL Trophy will include two teams that know each other all too well – Cheltenham and Exeter. The two teams have played against each other countless times in recent years, often giving us thrilling games with lots of goals. This time, the stake is the Play-Offs of the cup tournament.
Cheltenham vs Exeter: Top Free Betting Tips
Cheltenham got promoted to League One after last season and did not make a good start to the season. Exeter, on the other side, is looking solid in League Two and is one of the contenders for promotion at the end of the season.
- Market: Both Teams To Score
- Our tip: Yes
- Odds: -111 (1.90)
- Market: Half Time Double Chance
- Our tip: Draw or Exeter
- Odds: -189 (1.53)
- Market: 2nd Half Goals
- Our tip: Over 1.5 Goals
- Odds: 120 (2.20)
The odds are true at the time of writing and subject to change. Check Carefully before finalizing your wager with the bookmaker. Odds provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Both Teams To Score – Yes
We already mentioned the previous matches between the two teams – in most cases, those were thrilling games with many goals. Especially when it comes to those at Cheltenham, see the results from the previous 5 years – 5:3, 1:1, 3:4, 1:3, 1:2. Even though Cheltenham got promoted last season and is in a higher league now, we can say that the teams are leveled in strength and we expect to see at least one goal from each side.
Half Time Double Chance – Draw or Exeter
Bookies consider Cheltenham to be the big favorite for this match. Yet again, the team is in terrible form and if you look at the recent stats, this full time result will seem highly unlikely. The only reason behind these odds is the difference in leagues. More importantly, Cheltenham has not been playing well in the first halves of its matches. The team often concedes a goal before the break or the half ends at a draw. Exeter, on the other hand, has been scoring in the first half and their current form suggests that the team will play better than expected in this fixture.
2nd Half Goals – Over 1.5
Despite the expectations for this match, we believe that there will be at least three goals total. And since we expect to see less action in the first half, we focus our attention and bets on the second half since the odds are incredible. Traditionally, more goals fall after the break and this is no different with those two teams, especially Exeter.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Cheltenham vs Exeter
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
FAQs regarding Cheltenham vs Exeter
• Did Cheltenham win its first match in the EFL Trophy?
In the first round of games, Cheltenham played against another well-known League Two team – Bristol Rovers. However, again despite the difference in leagues, Cheltenham lost 2:0 with two goals after the break.
• Did Exeter win its first match in the EFL Trophy?
Exeter played against Chelsea U21 in the first round and lost after penalties. The team managed to snatch the draw in the final seconds of regular time but unfortunately, had less luck in the penalties.
• Why are there no Draws in the EFL Trophy?
The fact is that there are symbolic draws but the teams do not get one point each. Instead, they move on to penalties which decide the final winner. This format is simpler and better for such tournaments as it helps decide winners in the groups easier.