Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following four consecutive wins, Cambridge United shared the spoils with Plymouth Argyle in their last league match. New Cambridge boss Mark Bonner helped the team regain a much-needed confidence, but his men need to keep on improving their game if they are to secure a top-seven finish. Even though Paul Lewis misses the game with injury, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Cambridge United as Carlisle United are on a five-game winless run in the League Two.
The visitors sit in the relegation zone in the standings, and we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football match. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a goalless draw at Brunton Park, but given Cambridge’s current form, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Samir Carruthers):
Born in Islington, England on April 4, 1993, Samir Carruthers is an English footballer who plays for Cambridge United as a midfielder. Carruthers is a product of the Cambridge United football academy, but he played for Arsenal and Aston Villa as well during his youth career.
The 173-cm-tall footballer started his senior career at Villa Park, and he played for the likes of Milton Keynes Dons, Sheffield United, and Oxford United (loan) as well before returning to Abbey Stadium. Samir Carruthers has dual citizenship (England/Republic of Ireland), and it has to be noted that he has ten caps with the Republic of Ireland U21 team.
His main position is central midfield, but he is used as both attacking midfielder and right midfielder as well. Carruthers made his Cambridge United debut in the League Two in a 1-0 loss to Port Vale on August 31, 2019. His preferred foot is left.
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.