Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Brunton Park pits together Carlisle United and Bristol Rovers. The Cumbrians are eager to escape the relegation zone and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against the Pirates. Alfie McCalmont has yet to serve his ban, but the good news for the hosts is that Jack Armer returns to contention after missing the FA Cup loss to Leyton Orient through suspension.
Bristol Rovers, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Reading. The Pirates want to keep their playoffs hopes alive and given Carlisle’s anything but good form, away win should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, which is yet another reason why we are going to place our bets on Andrew Mangan’s charges. In their last encounter in the English third tier Carlisle United defeated Bristol Rovers 1-0, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
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.