Stevenage vs Crystal Palace U21 prediction 14.11.2023



5 : 2

Crystal Palace U21

Crystal Palace U21

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  • Competition: EFL Trophy
  • Date: Tuesday, 14th November 2023
  • Kickoff: 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
  • Venue: Broadhall Way (Stevenage)

On Tuesday evening, two teams with no theoretical chance to advance to the next phase of the EFL Trophy will face off at Broadhall Way in Stevenage. 

Stevenage needed nine years to return to League One, and they finally did it by finishing 2nd last season. This season, they are playing another good season as they are currently 5th in the league with 29 points in 17 matches. However, it seems they were not too interested in the EFL Trophy, where they managed to win just one point in the first two rounds.

Crystal Palace U21 had a solid last season in the Premier League Group 1, finishing 4th, but they are not as good this season. Right now, the young Eagles are 16th in the league with nine points in eight rounds. Unlike Stevenage, who are without a motive, the Crystal Palace young team will surely want to show off against senior competition. 

Stevenage vs Crystal Palace U21 pick: Over 2.5 goals

In recent games, Stevenage's offense looked really good as they scored eight goals in the previous three games - 2.7 per game. And even though they might rotate the squad, we firmly believe they are capable of scoring a couple of goals against an inexperienced Crystal Palace U21 team. 

Crystal Palace U21, like most U21 teams in England, plays mostly high-scoring games. In eight rounds in the Premier League 2, they were seven times over 2.5 goals with an incredible 5.4 goals per game! Offensively, they were excellent in recent games, scoring 17 goals in five games. Still, they had struggles vs senior competition and haven't scored in two EFL Trophy games. However, they did not play as poorly and should score now, especially if Stevenage rotates the squad. 

Considering Stevenage's recent goalscoring form and that Crystal Palace U21 mostly plays high-scoring games, we think that over 2.5 goals is the safest option for this EFL Trophy game. 

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Stevenage vs Crystal Palace U21 Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Stevenage

    5 : 2

    Crystal Palace U21

    EFL Trophy


Stevenage team news

Stevenage rotated the squad a bit for the first two EFL Trophy games, and we expect them to heavily rotate it this time since they lost even a theoretical chance to advance to the next phase. In the previous games in the EFL Trophy vs Wycombe and AFC Wimbledon, the best defender on the team, Carl Piergianni, was in the starting eleven, but we do not expect him to start this game. 

After a 1:0 vs Wycombe on the road, coach Steve Evans spoke to the media. He was satisfied with a performance and a win against a strong home team like Wycombe. He also noted they were in control of the game but couldn't convert the chances. 

Last matches of Stevenage

  1. Stevenage

    1 : 1

    Port Vale

    FA Cup

  2. Stevenage

    2 : 2

    Peterborough United

    League One

  3. Fleetwood

    0 : 3


    League One

  4. Stevenage

    1 : 0

    Lincoln City F.C

    League One

  5. Stevenage

    5 : 2

    Crystal Palace U21

    EFL Trophy

Stevenage lineup


  • 12

    Krisztián Hegyi


  • 14

    Kane Smith

  • 15

    Terence Vancooten

  • 17

    Finley Burns

  • 25

    Reece Hannam


  • 24

    Ben Thompson

  • 22

    Harrison Neal

  • 18

    Harvey White


  • 9

    Elliott List

  • 26

    Charlie McNeill

  • 29

    Kane Hemmings

Crystal Palace U21

Crystal Palace U21 team news

In recent years, Crystal Palace haven't had some talents from their academy. However, two players who are slowly breaking into the senior teams are surely players to watch in this game: right attacking-winger Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and central midfielder David Ozoh. 

Besides those two whom we mentioned, many football experts believe a left-full back, Tayo Adaramola, could be the next in line to get minutes for the senior team. He is also one of the players to keep an eye on. 

Due to a long-term injury, the team will miss central defender Cardo Siddik, who hasn't played this season due to the mentioned injury.

Last matches of Crystal Palace U21

  1. Manchester City U21

    0 : 3

    Crystal Palace U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

  2. Birmingham City U21

    1 : 4

    Crystal Palace U21

    Premier League Cup

  3. Stevenage

    5 : 2

    Crystal Palace U21

    EFL Trophy

  4. Crystal Palace U21

    2 : 4

    Ipswich Town U21

    Premier League Cup

  5. AFC Wimbledon

    2 : 0

    Crystal Palace U21

    EFL Trophy

Crystal Palace U21 lineup


  • 41

    Joe Whitworth


  • 46

    Daniel Imray

  • 50

    Joe Sheridan

  • 42

    Sean Grehan

  • 35

    Tayo Adaramola


  • 23

    Malcom Ebiowei

  • 52

    David Ozoh

  • 29

    Naouirou Ahamada

  • 40

    Jack Wells-Morrison


  • 49

    Jesurun Rak-Sakyi

  • 53

    Ademola Ola-Adebomi

3 Reasons why we should see three or more goals

  1. Stevenage scored eight goals in the previous three games
  2. Crystal Palace U21 were over 2.5 goals in five of the last six games
  3. Crystal Palace U21 averages 5.4 goals per game in the Premier League 2

Main prediction Stevenage - Crystal Palace U21

Over 2.5 goals



56% winrate


3 wins in a row

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Stevenage & Crystal Palace U21 current standing in EFL Trophy

Southern Group C P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 3 3 0 0 3 - 0 +3 9
2 AFC Wimbledon 3 2 0 1 3 - 2 +1 5
3 Stevenage 3 1 0 2 6 - 4 +2 4
4 Crystal Palace U21 3 0 0 3 2 - 8 -6 0

Stevenage vs Crystal Palace U21 - FAQ


Who could be the goalscorer for Stevenage?

Kane Hemmings, who scored two goals in 15 appearances this season.


Who could be the goalscorer for Crystal Palace U21?

Ademola Ola-Adebomi, who scored seven goals in eight appearances this season.