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Carlisle United vs Bradford City Live Stream, Predictions
We’re looking forward to the massive League Two Play-offs semi-final face-off between Carlisle United and Bradford City on Saturday. Having both made it this far, and with the reward for the side that makes it through the tie being an appearance in the final of the competition, we are expecting to see a beauty.
All Carlisle United v Bradford City match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
📏 Form Guide
Carlisle United will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-0 League Two Play-offs loss in their previous game against Bradford City.
Jamie Walker (18') scored for Bradford City.
Paul Simpson's Carlisle United have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 6 times in their prior six outings. The comparative number of goals that they have conceded in those same games stands at 7.
The stats don’t lie, and Bradford City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in total. Defensively, Bradford City seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. We will see if that trend will be sustained here.
↔️ Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 13/03/2021 shows us that Carlisle United have won 3 of these & Bradford City 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
An aggregate of 10 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 of them from The Cumbrians and 4 netted by The Bantams. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
📰 Team News: Carlisle United
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Carlisle United manager Paul Simpson to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Jamie Devitt (Hamstring Injury) will miss out.
📰 Team News: Bradford City
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, the Bradford City boss Mark Hughes doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
We’re inclined to think that Bradford City will surely be able to put a goal past this Carlisle United lineup, but it may not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Carlisle United after the 90. Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 00:37 16/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Brunton Park (17,949)
Captain: Morgan Feeney
Chairman: Andrew Jenkins
Manager: Paul Simpson
Competitions: League Two position 5, League Two Play-offs (Semi Finals)
🔑 Key Player: Kristian Dennis
Mostly used in the Striker position, Kristian Dennis was born in Manchester, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Macclesfield Town in the 2007 - 2008 season, the talented Forward has managed 20 league goals in the League Two 2022 - 2023 season to date coming from a total of 44 appearances.