EFL Cup: Round 3
Stadium: One Call Stadium
26th September 2023
Mansfield Town will welcome Peterborough United at One Call Stadium in Round 3 of the EFL Cup. Mansfield has not lost any game this season. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Mansfield Town form
After narrowly missing out on a spot in the League Two playoffs last season, Mansfield are determined to finish in the top seven this year. With 17 points, they currently sit in third place in the table. In their most recent match against Barrow, Ollie Clarke scored the winning goal in the 72nd minute, securing a 1-0 victory and extending their unbeaten start to the season to 11 matches. Mansfield also had success in the EFL Cup, defeating Grimsby Town 2-0 in the first round and eliminating Sheffield Wednesday in round two through a penalty shootout. They are now preparing to make their first appearance in the third round since the 2005-06 season. Their home form has been impressive, with four wins out of five matches at the One Call Stadium and four clean sheets.
Mansfield Town Predicted Lineup
Pym, Bowery, Flint, Brunt, MacDonald, Maris, Reed, Clarke, Keillor-Dunn, Akins, and Swan
Peterborough United form
On the other hand, Peterborough has had a steady start to their League One campaign, with 14 points from nine matches. Although they secured a 1-1 draw against Bolton Wanderers, they missed out on a potential win. Despite Bolton being reduced to 10 men, Peterborough couldn't take advantage of the situation. Now, they will focus on the EFL Cup, having reached the third round for the first time in 10 years. They hope to secure a positive result in regular time to avoid penalties and advance to the last 16, which they haven't done since the 2009-10 season.
Peterborough United Predicted Lineup
Bilokapic, Kioso, Knight, Edwards, Burrows, Kyprianou, Collins, Poku, Randall, Mason-Clark, and Clarke-Harris
Mansfield Town vs Peterborough United Expert Tips
Despite playing in a lower league, Mansfield has shown their ability to compete against teams from higher divisions, as evidenced by their penalty shootout win over Sheffield Wednesday. With a strong home record, winning four out of their five matches this season, we believe Mansfield will leverage their home advantage to secure a narrow victory over Peterborough on Tuesday. We expect a high scoring game with more than 2.5 goals.