Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Port Vale and Carlisle United go head to head at Vale Park in the third round of the new League Two campaign. The Valiants are eyeing their first win of the season, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail in the midweek clash. Goalkeeper Lucas Covolan returned from suspension at the weekend, and the 30-year-old Brazilian should keep his place between the sticks. Darrell Clarke should stick to the 3-5-2 formation, with Rodney and Wilson up front.
The Cumbrians, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Swindon Town. Carlisle United proved their worth in their second game of the season, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Stoke on Trent. Considering that Port Vale have been struggling in front of goal of late, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. A man to watch in the away team will be Tristan Abrahams, who opened his goal-scoring account at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (David Amoo):
David Amoo is a professional football player who was born in Southwark, London, England on April 13, 1991. Amoo spent his youth career at the likes of Millwall and Liverpool, but nowadays he plays for League Two side Port Vale.
It has to be noted that the pacey winger played for the likes of Milton Keynes Dons (loan), Hull City (loan), Bury (loan), Preston, Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle United, Patrick Thistle, and Cambridge United as well before joining the Valiants in the summer of 2019. David Amoo made his League Two debut with Port Vale on August 3, 2019, in a 1-1 draw with Colchester United.
He scored his first goal for the Valiants in a 1-1 draw with Northampton Town seven days later. His primary position is a right winger, but he is often used as both left winger and second striker. David Amoo has dual citizenship (England/Nigeria).
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.