Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following three consecutive league defeats, Carlisle United will look to give fans some cheer when they take on Bolton in a highly-anticipated League One game. The Cumbrians obviously struggle at the back and as a result, they are seen as underdogs in this clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but forward Jordan Gibson could sneak into the starting XI.
Ian Evatt’s troops, on the other hand, did well to beat Cheltenham on Tuesday evening, with Victor Adeboyejo scoring the only goal of the match. Bolton are more of a team than the out-of-form Cumbrians and we predict that the title-chasing visitors are going to showcase their worth on the field. As for the away team, both Carlos Mendes Gomes and Gethin Jones are on international duty, while Randell Williams has overcome his injury. Defender George Johnston is a long-term absentee.
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.