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Carlisle United vs Stockport County Live Stream, Predictions
Sunday sees the climax of the big League Two Play-offs Final featuring Carlisle United and Stockport County. Who will be adding to their trophy cabinet? This could get tense.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Carlisle United v Stockport County - along with the latest match odds.
📊 Form Guide
Carlisle United fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 3-1 League Two Play-offs victory vs Bradford City.
For Carlisle United, the goalscorers were Callum Guy (98') and Ben Barclay (112'). Brad Halliday (21' Own goal) and Matt Derbyshire (106') scored for Bradford City. The match went to extra time and was won by Carlisle United.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Carlisle United have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Carlisle United have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals along the way. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Stockport County head into the meeting following a 2-1 League Two Play-offs win to defeat Salford City in their most recent game.
For Stockport County, the goalscorers were Isaac Olaofe (68') and Jack Stretton (115'). Stevie Mallan (112') was the scorer for Salford City. After a tense 3-1 penalty shootout, Stockport County were victorious.
During their 6 latest matches, Dave Challinor's Stockport County have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 9 times, yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.5.
👥 Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 01/11/2008 shows us that Carlisle United have won 1 of them & Stockport County 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
An aggregate of 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 for The Cumbrians and 10 for The Hatters. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league match between these clubs was League Two match day 43 on 18/04/2023 and the score finished Carlisle United 2-2 Stockport County.
The referee was Thomas Parsons.
🗞️ Team News: Carlisle United
We are thinking that The Cumbrians will probably opt for a 3-5-2 system this time featuring Tomas Holy, Corey Whelan, Paul Huntington, Jon Mellish, Joel Senior, Owen Moxon, Callum Guy, Alfie McCalmont, Jack Armer, John-Kymani Gordon and Joe Garner.
📰 Team News: Stockport County
We reckon that The Hatters could decide to elect for a 3-5-2 system, starting the game with Ben Hinchliffe, Akil Wright, Fraser Horsfall, Chris Hussey, Kyle Knoyle, Callum Camps, Ryan Croasdale, Antoni Sarcevic, Ryan Rydel, Isaac Olaofe and Paddy Madden.
When taking everything into account, Carlisle United will do well to break down this Stockport County team who we think should get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore seeing a very even contest with a 0-1 winning margin for Stockport County at the end of the 90 minutes.
Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 00:09 24/05/2023
⚽️ 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 (Final)
🔑 Key Man: Kristian Dennis
Typically used in the Striker position, Kristian Dennis was born in Manchester, England. After having played his first senior match for Macclesfield Town in the 2007 - 2008 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 20 league goals in the League Two 2022 - 2023 season so far coming from a total of 44 appearances.