Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After sharing the spoils with the likes of Cambridge United and Morecambe in the previous two league fixtures, Carlisle United will be looking to return to winning ways in the League Two when they welcome Grimsby Town at their Brunton Park. The Cumbrians are only five points clear of bottom two ahead of Matchday 21, meaning that they are eager to grab something from the relegation six-pointer.
Grimsby Town failed to find the net in the last five league fixtures, with the team recording their last win in the English fourth tier on September 28, 2019. The Mariners are low on spirits ahead of the trip to Cumbria, and we predict that the hosts are going to take advantage of the current situation in the away team. Hallam Hope, who scored his second goal of the season in the 1-1 draw with Morecambe, is likely to pose a big threat to Grimsby Town defenders.
Highlighted Player (Gethin Jones):
Born in Perth, Australia on October 13, 1995, Gethin Jones is a professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United in the League Two as a defender. Jones is a product of the Wrexham football school, but he played for Everton at youth level as well.
The pacey right-back made only one appearance for the Toffees as he played against Krasnodar in the Europa League 2013/2014 season. Gethin Jones played for the likes of Plymouth Argyle (loan), Barnsley (loan), Fleetwood Town, and Mansfield Town (loan) as well before joining his current club Carlisle United. Jones is eligible to play for Australia and Wales despite playing for the Wales U17, U19, and U21 teams in the past.
He made his League Two debut with Carlisle United in a 3-2 win over Stevenage on September 14, 2019. Jones’ main position is right-back, but he is used as both right midfielder and left-back as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Grimsby):
Founded back in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, Grimsby Town are a professional football club that compete in League Two, the English fourth tier. Grimsby Town welcome their opponents at Blundell Park, the stadium which has the capacity of 9,027 people (all seated).
The Pilgrims are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Grimsby Town made it to the FA Trophy final on two occasions (2012/13, 2015/16), but they have yet to win the title in the competition. The likes of Hull City and Scunthorpe United are regarded as the club’s main rivals.
The Pilgrims registered their biggest win on September 4, 1925, as they crushed Tranmere Rovers 8-0. Speaking of their heaviest loss, Grimsby Town were beaten by Arsenal 9-1 on January 28, 1931. Pat Glover is sitting in top position in the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 180 league goals on his account.