Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Sutton and Carlisle face each other at Gander Green Lane in the last game of the regular season. The Cumbrians are one point away from booking their place in the playoffs and they are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the decider. Defender Jonathan Mellish is banned for the match, but he should be the only absentee in the away team.
Sutton, on the other hand, head into the last game of the campaign with the lack of motivation. Since the mid-table hosts are on a six-game losing run in the English fourth tier, we are tempted to put our money on the away team. Since Bradley House is banned for the match, fellow goalkeeper Jack Rose is likely to step up. It has to be noted that the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Brunton Park earlier this term.
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.