Our prediction for this League 2 match:
There will be fireworks when Carlisle United and Cambridge United take on each other at Brunton Park on Matchday 38. The Cumbrians aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Stevenage and Leyton Orient, but seeing that they head into Saturday’s match with the lack of confidence, we do not believe that home win should be considered. The good news for the hosts, though, is that important defender Rodney McDonald returns from suspension.
The U’s, on the other hand, were not in action in midweek, but they did well to beat fellow promotion-chasing side Forest Green in their last league match. Cambridge United aim to overtake Cheltenham Town in top position in the standings, and we predict that they will take advantage of Carlisle United’s anything but good form. Despite failing to convert a penalty kick in the win over the Green army, Paul Mullin should keep his place up front alongside Joe Ironside.
Highlighted Player (Magnus Norman ):
Magnus Norman is a talented goalkeeper who plays for Carlisle United in the League Two, the fourth tier of the English football system. Born in London on January 19, 1997, Norman is a product of his hometown club Fulham.
Despite being a Fulham player from 2014 to 2020, the shot-stopper did not see any game action with the Cottagers at senior level. After spending a couple of years on loan at the likes of Farnborough, Hayes and Yeading United, Southport, and Rochdale, he signed a two-year deal with Carlisle United on August 7, 2020.
Magnus Norman represented England at under-18 youth level, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior team. The Carlisle United goalkeeper made his debut with the club in an EFL Trophy clash against Sunderland on October 6, 2020. The Black Cats won the game 5-3. Magnus Norman wears the No. 1 shirt at Carlisle United.
Highlighted Team (Cambridge United):
Cambridge United are an English football club that compete in League Two. The U’s play their home games at Abbey Stadium, the venue which was built back in 1923. Owned by Grosvenor Estates, Cambridge United’s home ground can hold up to 8,127 spectators.
The U’s wear amber and black jerseys and black shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and blue are the dominant colours of their away kit. Cambridge United won the FA Trophy in 2014, with the team making it to the FA Cup quarter-finals two times (1989/90, 1990/91). In the 1968-69 season, the U’s clinched the Southern League Cup title.
Cambridge United recorded their biggest league win in March 2007 as they outclassed Weymouth 7-0, and they repeated the success against Forest Green (2009) and Morecambe (2016). Peterborough United are regarded as the club’s main rivals, but they maintain rivalries with Northampton Town, Colchester United, Luton Town, Stevenage, and Histon as well.