Our prediction for this League 2 match:
One Call Stadium will host Saturday’s football match between Mansfield Town and Carlisle United. Mansfield Town experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Oldham Athletic, but the fact that they outplayed Bradford City 3-0 in their last home fixture is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. You should bear in mind that the Yellows are eyeing their fourth home games of the season.
Carlisle United, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late. Following a 2-1 win over Walsall, Carlisle United outplayed Forest Green Rovers 4-1 on the road in their last league fixture. The Cumbrians have been scoring goals for fun in the League Two of late, and we predict that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play against Mansfield Town. A lively contest is on the cards, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals.
Highlighted Player (Bobby Olejnik):
Born in Vienna, Austria on November 26, 1986, Bobby Olejnik is a goalkeeper who plays for League Two side Mansfield Town. Olejnik started his youth career at Austria Wien, but in 2003 he moved to Aston Villa. Despite signing a professional contract with the Villans, he did not see any game action for the Villans at senior level.
The 188-cm tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Lincoln City (loan), Falkirk, Torquay United, Peterborough United, Scunthorpe United (loan), York City (loan), and Exeter City before joining Mansfield Town. Bobby Olejnik made his League Two debut with the Yellows on December 30, 2017, in a 2-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers.
Olejnik has 13 caps with the Austria U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. Olejnik’s preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 12 jersey at Mansfield Town.
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.