Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cambridge United and Carlisle United go head to head at Abbey Stadium on the opening day of the season in what is expected to be a very exciting encounter. Cambridge United’s main goal for the upcoming season is to secure the League Two survival, and, no doubt, the visitors will give their best to avoid relegation to National League as well. The hosts did well to beat the odds in their EFL Cup opener, with the team eliminating Championship side Birmingham City in round 1.
The U’s aim kick off their League Two campaign in great manner as well, but Saturday’s football match will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be summer signing Joe Ironside, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. The visitors, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Oldham in the first round of the Carabao Cup. Since Carlisle United struggled at the back in preseason as well, home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Reggie Lambe):
Born in Hamilton, Bermuda, on February 4, 1991, Reggie Lambe is a 171-cm tall midfielder who plays for Cambridge United in the League Two. Lambe is a product of the Ipswich Town football school, and he continued playing for the Tractor Boys at the senior level.
The Bermuda international made his Ipswich Town debut on August 11, 2009, in the League Cup against Shrewsbury Town. Reggie Lambe played for the likes of Bristol City (loan), Toronto FC, Nykopings BIS, Mansfield Town, and Carlisle United as well before joining Cambridge United in 2018. Lambe made his debut with the U’s in a 3-0 loss to Port Vale on August 4, 2018.
Speaking of his international, the Cambridge United midfielder earned his first cap at the age of 16 against St. Kitts and Nevis in December 2007. His main position is a right midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances as left and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.