Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Brunton Park will host Saturday’s football game between Carlisle United and Derby County, the two teams who shared the spoils with Lincoln and Portsmouth respectively in their last league matches. The Cumbrians are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures and they are surely capable of matching the Rams on home soil. Even though there are no fresh injury concerns in the home team, both Garner and Ablade are pushing for a start after the duo came off the bench in the last league fixture.
The Pride Park outfit, meanwhile, aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, but beating Carlisle on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Brunton Park and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. To make things even worse for the away team, experienced midfielder Conor Hourihane suffered an injury in the draw with the Pompey.
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.