Shrewsbury Town take on Carlisle United in Tuesday’s big EFL Cup meeting.
Our Shrewsbury Town v Carlisle United predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Shrewsbury Town will be hoping for a better result after the 0-1 League One loss in their previous game against Accrington Stanley.
Tommy Leigh (77') scored for Accrington Stanley.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Shrewsbury Town have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Shrewsbury Town have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 12 goals along the way.
Previously, Carlisle United drew 1-1 in the League Two tie with Colchester United.
The only player to score from Carlisle United was Kristian Dennis (44'). Noah Chilvers (19') was the scorer for Colchester United.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Carlisle United has been apparent of late. Examining their last 6 meetings reveals that this has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 7 and Carlisle United have scored 4. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes stretching back to 15/12/2012 shows us that Shrewsbury Town have won 3 of these and Carlisle United 0, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A sum of 15 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 9 of them for The Shrews and 6 netted by The Cumbrians. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The last league encounter between these sides was League Two match day 30 on 10/02/2015 which ended up with the score at Carlisle United 1-2 Shrewsbury Town.
In that game, Carlisle United managed 55% possession and 12 shots at goal with 8 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Charlie Wyke (66').
Shrewsbury Town got 21 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Mickey Demetriou (93') and James Collins (94') scored.
The referee was Eddie Ilderton.
Team News: Shrewsbury Town
The Shrewsbury Town boss Steve Cotterill has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Carlisle United
From a largely full-strength group of players, there’s just the one fitness problem for the Carlisle United boss Paul Simpson to contend with. Jamie Devitt (Calf Injury) won’t be playing here.
We’re inclined to think that Shrewsbury Town should create the chances to score more than once when they line up against Carlisle United, who might well find it a difficult task to break down their defence.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a comfortable 2-0 margin for Shrewsbury Town after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Montgomery Waters Meadow (9,875)
Captain: Luke Leahy
Chairman: Roland Wycherley
Manager: Steve Cotterill
Competitions: League One position 17, EFL Cup (First Round)