Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester United and Carlisle United square off against each other at Colchester Community Stadium on day 33 of the current League Two campaign. The U’s are on a three-game losing run in the League Two, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. The Cumbrians, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in back-to-back losses to Tranmere Rovers and Oldham Athletic.
Carlisle United are eager to keep their playoffs hopes alive, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Ryan Clampin is rated doubtful for the hosts, while there are no absentees in the away team ahead of the midweek clash. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier Carlisle United defeated Colchester United 3-2, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Ben Stevenson):
Ben Stevenson is a product of a Coventry City football academy who plays for Colchester United as a midfielder. Born in Leicester on March 23, 1997, Stevenson started his senior career at Coventry City and made his debut with the Sky Blues on August 9, 2016, in the League Cup game against Portsmouth.
The English footballer moved to Wolverhampton in the 2018/2019 season, but he did not see any game action in the league with the Wolves. After ending his loan spells with Colchester United and Jumilla, Ben Stevenson signed a permanent two-and-a-half year contract with the U’s on January 30, 2019. He made his second debut for Colchester United against Northampton Town on February 2, 2019.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing good performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 24 shirt at Colchester.
Highlighted Team (Carlisle):
Founded in May 1904, Carlisle United are a professional football club that have one of the biggest stadiums in the League 2. Brunton Park is the club’s home ground, and it can hold up to 18,202 spectators. When playing at Brunton Park Carlisle United footballers wear blue shirts and blue shorts, while their away kit is sky blue.
The Cumbrians maintain a rivalry with Workington And Barrow, but it has to be noted that the two clubs have not met in the Football League since the 1970s. Carlisle United won their first Football League Trophy in the 1996/97 season, with the team beating Colchester United 4-3 on penalties.
The Cumbrians repeated the success 14 years later (2010/11) as they defeated Brentford 1-0, thanks to Peter Michael Murphy’s goal. Carlisle United recorded their biggest win against Hartlepool United (8-0) on September 1, 1928, with the team suffering their heaviest defeat to Hull City (1-11) on January 14, 1939.