Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Harrogate and Carlisle go head to head at EnviroVent Stadium in the first round of the EFL Cup. The Sulphurites defeated Doncaster thanks to Jack Muldoon’s goal from the penalty spot in their League Two opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Cumbrians. Even though there are no fresh selection worries in the home team, both Mattock and Daly should be recalled to the starting XI.
Carlisle, on the other hand, shared the spoils with Fleetwood Town in the League One round 1, with the team taking no more than one shot on target during the match. As Harrogate are tough to beat in front of home fans, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. All Garner, Maguire, Charters, and McGeouch are eyeing a spot in the starting line-up after the quartet came off the bench in the draw with Fleetwood.
Highlighted Player (Joe Mattock):
Joe Mattock is a professional footballer who plays for Rotherham United in the Championship. Mattock was born on 11 May, 1990 in Leicester, England and he began his senior career at Leicester City. He plays as a left back and his contract with Rotherham United expires on 30 June, 2017.
Joe Mattock played for West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United, Portsmouth and Brighton in the past and he represented England on the international stage as well. He has 1 cap for England U17 team, 13 caps for the U19 team and 5 for England U21 team. Mattock started his youth career at Leicester City and he was voted Leicester’s academy played of the 2006/2007 season. He made his debut for the Leicester City senior team on 14 April, 2007, in a 2-1 loss to Norwich City.
He came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing Gareth McAuley at left back. Speaking of his personal life, Mattock was sentenced to ten months in prison on October 2011 as he pleaded guilty to a charge of affray.
Highlighted Team (Carlisle):
Founded in May 1904, Carlisle United are a professional football club that have one of the biggest stadiums in the League 2. Brunton Park is the club’s home ground, and it can hold up to 18,202 spectators. When playing at Brunton Park Carlisle United footballers wear blue shirts and blue shorts, while their away kit is sky blue.
The Cumbrians maintain a rivalry with Workington And Barrow, but it has to be noted that the two clubs have not met in the Football League since the 1970s. Carlisle United won their first Football League Trophy in the 1996/97 season, with the team beating Colchester United 4-3 on penalties.
The Cumbrians repeated the success 14 years later (2010/11) as they defeated Brentford 1-0, thanks to Peter Michael Murphy’s goal. Carlisle United recorded their biggest win against Hartlepool United (8-0) on September 1, 1928, with the team suffering their heaviest defeat to Hull City (1-11) on January 14, 1939.