Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Brunton Park will host Saturday’s League Two game between Carlisle United and Colchester United. The U’s aim to build on a pre-season 3-0 win over Halifax, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The Cumbrians are tough to beat at home ground, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. It has to be noted that the club chiefs did well to sign the likes of Corey Whelan, Zach Clough, Lukas Jensen, Tristan Abrahams, and Manasse Mampala in the summer transfer window.
The U’s, on the other hand, were anything but impressive in pre-season, with the team failing to win the last six pre-season friendlies. Considering that Carlisle United seem to be more of a team than Colchester United, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. New Colchester signing Frederick Sears is pushing for a start.
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 (Colchester):
Founded in 1937, Colchester United are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The U’s welcome their rivals at Colchester Community Stadium, the venue which has the capacity of 10,105 people.
Colchester United are well known for their blue kit, but white is the dominant colour of their away kit. The U’s have an official fans association known as the CUSA. Colchester supporters consider Wycombe Wanderers the club’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalries with Southend United and Ipswich Town are big as well. Colchester United did well to win the FA Trophy in the 1991/92 season, with the team clinching the Essex Senior Cup trophy in the 2009/10 season.
In December 1961 the U’s recorded their biggest win, with the team rolling over Bradford City 9-1 in the Fourth Division. Colchester United repeated the success 44 years later as they hammered Leamington 9-1 in the FA Cup round 1.