Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bristol Rovers and Carlisle United square off against each other at Memorial Park in a highly-anticipated League Two game. Bristol Rovers aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Swindon, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football game. Keep in mind, though, that important defender Alfie Kilgour misses the game through suspension.
The Cumbrians, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Sutton (0-4) and Forest Green (0-2). Carlisle United are eager to escape the danger zone as well, and seeing that the hosts head into the match without Alfie Kilgour, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. Fit-again attacker Tristan Abrahams is widely expected to return to Carlisle’s starting XI, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as midfielder as well.
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.