On September 1, the match of the tournament for the trophy of the English League “Carlisle United” – “Fleetwood” will take place. A club from the Second League hosts an opponent from the First League. On paper, the guests are favorites, but the hosts will certainly try to surprise and cling to at least a draw in order to compete for at least second place in their quartet, where, in addition, Sunderland and the youth of Aston Villa. What can we expect from this fight? Read our forecast.
Carlisle United have held only one meeting since the long hiatus due to the pandemic. That is, we can safely argue that this tournament is absolutely unimportant to the team (as well as to most of the clubs that take part in it). The team drew 1: 1 against Gateshead from the National League.
The second league did not resume the championship, having completed it following the results of 37 rounds (nine were not finished). At the same time, the final place of the club was hardly pleased – only the eighteenth position. However, it was difficult to count on more. The competitors have a stronger squad, there are also enough game problems, so everything is natural.
Fleetwood played in the summer only because they finished in sixth place, which made it possible to play in the playoffs and compete for promotion. But the team’s dreams were not destined to come true: Wycombe scored a defeat in the first match (1: 4), and in the second they were already playing quietly by the score (2: 2). This season, the “fishermen” will try to enter the Championship for the first time in their history.
However, so far it is obvious that it will be difficult to compete with rivals from there without serious injections, which was shown by the control game against Blackburn, which ended in the success of the Riverside team – 1: 4. Prior to this match, there was a success in a duel against Stockport County (2: 0), but it would be strange if the final score was in favor of an opponent from the National League.
Teams regularly play against each other in this tournament, each with two victories;
Fleetwood, after a hiatus, scored in all four games;
Only once, in matches between these clubs, one of the teams failed to excel.
11/08/17 Carlile Fleetwood 12
08.08.17 Fleetwood Carlile 12
11/09/16 Carlile Fleetwood 4: 2
On paper, Fleetwood is the favorite, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the final numbers on the scoreboard are very different today, be it a draw or a victory for Carlisle United. Specifically in this situation, you should not resort to different bets on someone’s victory. As already mentioned in the statistical calculation, only once was a case recorded when someone could not hit someone’s gate. And, as it seems, a second such time is not expected today.
Our prediction is that both will score 1.75 from Parimatch.