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Carlisle United will be visiting JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday for the League Two game with home team Colchester United.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Colchester United v Carlisle United can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Colchester United will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 3-2 League Two losing effort in their last game against Northampton Town.
For Colchester United, goals were scored by Freddie Sears (42') and Noah Chilvers (79'). Sam Hoskins (27', 74') and Ryan Haynes (89') scored for Northampton Town.
Wayne Brown's Colchester United have celebrated scoring 11 times over their preceding six outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games stands at 8.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Colchester United:
- haven't lost in the league to Carlisle United in their previous 3 games.
- have left without a victory over Carlisle United in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Carlisle United go into this meeting after a 1-0 League Two win in the defeat of Crawley Town in their last outing.
The only name on the scoresheet from Carlisle United was Kristian Dennis (5').
It is worth noting that Carlisle United have struggled for goals over their previous 6 clashes, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those matches, The Cumbrians have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 7. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, however.
Leading up to this clash, Carlisle United:
- have not emerged victorious against Colchester United in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 21/12/2019 tells us that Colchester United have won 3 of them & Carlisle United 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
In all, 18 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 12 for The U's and 6 for The Cumbrians. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league clash between the two was League Two match day 32 on 12/02/2022 when it ended Colchester United 2-2 Carlisle United.
The referee was Lee Swabey.
Team News: Colchester United
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just a single fitness concern for the Colchester United boss Wayne Brown to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Emyr Huws (Ankle Injury) misses out.
Team News: Carlisle United
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Carlisle United gaffer Paul Simpson to be concerned about. Jamie Devitt (Calf Injury) won’t be playing here.
Our assessment here is that Carlisle United will have to play well to get anything against this Colchester United outfit who we think will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore predicting a very even contest with a 1-0 win for Colchester United at full-time.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: JobServe Community Stadium (10,105)
Captain: Tommy Smith
Chairman: Robbie Cowling
Manager: Wayne Brown
Competitions: League Two position 15, EFL Cup (First Round)