Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Carlisle United and Salford City, the two promotion-chasing sides, face each other at Brunton Park in what is expected to be a very entertaining game. Chris Beech’s troops aim to bounce back from the FA Cup defeat to Doncaster Rovers, with the team eyeing their sixth home win of the season. Carlisle United boss Chris Beech did not rest his key players at the weekend, meaning that tired legs could prove to be a big problem for the hosts in the midweek clash.
The Lions suffered elimination in the FA Cup as well, with the team losing to Newport 3-0 on the road. Salford City are eyeing their third consecutive win in the League Two, and seeing that Carlisle suffered a dip in form, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Karen Baird’s men this time out.
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 (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.