Tonight, 9th Exeter travel to Huish Park to take on 5th placed Yeovil in the Checkatrade Trophy, England’s separate cup for the lower leagues.
Yeovil – Exeter Preview
Exeter and Yeovil were pitted against each other in EFL Trophy a year ago and Yeovil Town bested the hosts 3-1. They come into this fixture having kept a clean sheet for four straight matches, a streak they’ll be looking to extend against their League Two foe.
Exeter’s form is going in the opposite direction. The Grecians have lost their last three matches without scoring a single goal. Actually, they have had only one shot on target in 270 minutes of action. One of those matches saw them get eliminated by Fulham in the Carabao Cup.
Exeter City manager Matt Taylor is aware of his team’s recent struggles, which is why he described Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy clash against Yeovil as a massive game. His experienced players will need to step up if they don’t want to risk losing their jobs to fringe players in the search for more regular playing time. On the other side, Yeovil will try to take full advantage of the comforts of their home ground.
Yeovil – Exeter Odds and Stats
These are the odds leading betting company bet365 provides for this fixture:
Yeovil 2.37 (11/8)
Draw 3.4 (12/5)
Exeter 2.9 (19/10)
Exeter has not beaten Yeovil in their last five encounters. That, combined with the home team’s poor run of results should be enough to convince the neutral bettors to put their money on a Yeovil win.
Two of those five fixtures were goalless draws, while the other three were goal fests. Therefore, tonight’s game will either be a low scoring or a high scoring affair.
Over 2.5 goals – 2 (1/1)
Under 2.5 goals – 1.8 (4/5)