Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Brunton Park will host Saturday’s football game between Carlisle United and Cheltenham Town, the two teams who are sitting in the playoffs berth ahead of Matchday 12. Carlisle United quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Exeter City, with the team beating league leaders Newport 3-2, and, no doubt, they are eager to give fans yet another reason for celebration.
Boss Chris Beech rested several first-team regulars in the FA Cup win over Hayes & Yeading, but he is likely to field the best possible side against Cheltenham. The visitors have been struggling on the travels of late, with the team losing to both Port Vale and Oldham on the road, and that is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. In their last meeting in the League Two Cheltenham defeated Carlisle 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Team (Cheltenham):
Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.