Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Carlisle United will be aiming to extend their winning run in League Two to four games when they host Mansfield Town at their Brunton Park on Matchday 18. The Cumbrians have been climbing the standings week by week, and a win over Mansfield Town will see them retain their spot in top three. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be talented midfielder Jon Mellish, who has netted seven goals in the English fourth tier so far this season.
The Yellows, on the other hand, are only three points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that Tuesday’s clash is of big importance for them. Mansfield are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures, but given Carlisle United’s form in December, home win should definitely be considered. Experienced attacker scored the equalizer from the penalty spot against Grimsby, but that should not help him return to the starting XI.
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 (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.