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Under 2.5 Goals
Both Teams To Score
Grimsby will face Mansfield in one of the most interesting games from the EFL Trophy Group Stage this week.
Grimsby vs Mansfield: Top Free Betting Tips
This group will be one of the most complicated ones in the tournament especially if Grimsby find their way to the three points. Here are our predictions.
Under 2.5 Goals
The first round of games in this group was massive and both matches had some extreme results when it comes to goals. In this second fixture, we expect an under between Grimsby and Mansfield mostly because the two teams have a lot of recent history between them and most games end with less than 2.5 goals. Four out of five most recent ones from the last three years had less than 2.5 goals.
Both Teams To Score – Yes
We do expect an under here but with one goal per team – in other words, we think that the most possible result in this fixture will be the 1:1 draw. Both sides are in good form right now and perform in the same league. They have not played yet in a regular match but overall, they are quite similar in strength and performances right now. Grimsby need the three points at all cost while Mansfield could secure the group with a win here.
Match Result – Draw
Manfield and Grimsby have had almost identical performances in the current season and we think that this match will not be decided in regular time. Of course, the rules of the EFL Trophy include the fact that draws do not count and a draw often leads to penalties. Either side could win it there but we think that neither of these teams will be able to win it in 90 minutes.
Grimsby vs Mansfield: Form, Recent Games, and News
Grimsby spent a season in the National League but managed to bounce back in the most unexpected way and got the promotion ahead of teams like Wrexham or Chesterfield, that were much better than them overall. In League Two, Grimsby have been quite good this season and will be in the promotion race for League One, no doubt. Mansfield are actually their most direct opponent for this. We should note that Grimsby have the 2nd best defense in the entire league.
Mansfield have been in League Two for almost an entire decade in a row and they often fail to get promoted. Last season was yet another such experience – the team was in the playoffs but failed and has to try again. They are one of the top teams in the league once again and a direct contender but still – will they break this curse? Anyhow, Mansfield have one of the best attacks in League Two and definitely a stronger one than Grimsby's by far.
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FAQs regarding Grimsby vs Mansfield
Where will this game be played?
This fixture has been scheduled for Grimsby's home ground – Blundell Park.
When does the game start?
This fixture has been scheduled for 19:30 UTC.
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