Lincoln v Ipswich: Tractor Boys to claim replay win

Lincoln v Ipswich: Tractor Boys to claim replay win

Kick Off: 2005, 17/01/2017

Stadium: Sincil Bank


National League leaders Lincoln twice led at Ipswich in their initial FA Cup third-round clash and the Red Imps will be raring to go ahead of the televised replay at Sincil Bank.

The Tractor Boys famously lifted this trophy back in 1978, though, when beating Arsenal in the final under Bobby Robson, and they will want to set up a home tie with Brighton in round four.

A Look At Lincoln’s Betting Odds

Theo Robinson bagged a well-taken brace of goals when Lincoln drew 2-2 at Portman Road and City certainly troubled the Championship outfit throughout that encounter with their pace up front, as Nathan Arnold also impressed.

“We went toe-to-toe with a good, experienced Championship side and gave a very good account of ourselves,” beamed manager Danny Cowley. “There was a tinge of disappointment at the end, but the overriding emotion in the dressing room is one of pride.”

Lincoln took 5,000 fans to the first match and are full of confidence after a run of 12 wins in 15 games in all competitions, so 31/50 for both teams to score again in the replay is well worth putting in any multiple midweek bets.

A Look At Ipswich’s Betting Odds

“I thought Lincoln were excellent and are probably feeling very unlucky,” admitted Mick McCarthy after Ipswich needed an 86th-minute equaliser from Tom Lawrence to keep their FA Cup hopes alive.

Town have not reached the fourth round since 2010 and McCarthy will, no doubt, be more focused on improving their Championship position, but Lawrence enjoyed another double strike as they beat Blackburn 3-2 at the weekend to lift spirits in a dressing room that has been a little strained this season.

With Lincoln keeper Paul Farman being far from convincing in the first encounter, odds of 23/20 for an away victory could now prove generous and we also like 21/10 for the Tractor Boys to prevail and there to be over 2.5 goals in the game – as there have been in six of their last seven fixtures.

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Last result:

Gateshead 1-3 LINCOLN – Sam Habergham, Elliott Whitehouse, Terry Hawkridge

IPSWICH 3-2 Blackburn – Tom Lawrence (2), Christophe Berra

Head-to-head: Ipswich 2-2 Lincoln

Team news: A handful of players are expected to return to the Lincoln starting line-up, having been rested on Saturday at Gateshead in the FA Trophy. Ipswich’s new signing Kieffer Moore is not eligible for the replay having not been in the squad for the first tie.