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The League Two match at The Peoples Pension Stadium on Saturday will see home side Crawley Town up against opponents in Carlisle United.
All Crawley Town v Carlisle United match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Crawley Town head into this match following a 1-1 League Two drawn match against Harrogate Town.
The only name on the scoresheet from Crawley Town was Max Watters (27'). Jack Muldoon (85') scored for Harrogate Town.
Their most recent results show that quality has been evident in the Crawley Town defence. The Red Devils have been mean at the back, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their previous 6 games standing at 4. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this game, of course.
A look at their previous results shows us that Crawley Town:
- have not registered a win against Carlisle United in their last 13 league games. A shocking run, it really is.
- are unbeaten in their previous 14 league matches at home. An amazing run.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Cheltenham Town in League Two competition, Carlisle United will be aiming to make amends here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Carlisle United was Jon Mellish (45'). William Boyle (15') and Conor Thomas (36') scored for Cheltenham Town.
Carlisle United have regularly broken through opposing defences in the lead-up to this encounter, scoring 9 goals in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Chris Beech will no doubt take that as a positive sign, The Cumbrians have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same games.
Looking at their past form shows that Carlisle United:
- remain unbeaten by Crawley Town when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. A very good record, indeed.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results going back to 30/09/2017 tells us that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Crawley Town. They have not been able to register any wins whatsoever whereas Carlisle United have dominated them, beating them in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
A total of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 for The Red Devils and 12 for The Cumbrians. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The last league fixture between the two was League Two match day 34 on 15/02/2020 when it finished Crawley Town 0-0 Carlisle United.
The referee was David Rock.
Team News: Crawley Town
Crawley Town boss John Yems will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Carlisle United
Due to a completely healthy squad available to select from, Carlisle United manager Chris Beech does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this match.
We feel that Carlisle United and Crawley Town could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Peoples Pension Stadium (6,134)
Captain: George Francomb
Chairman: Ziya Eren
Manager: John Yems
Competitions: League Two position 9, EFL Trophy (Group B - South)
⭐ Star Player: George Francomb
Usually playing in the Centre Midfield position, George Francomb was born in London, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Norwich City in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 10 appearances.