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The League Two match at Brunton Park on Saturday sees home team Carlisle United welcome Walsall.
Our Carlisle United v Walsall predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Carlisle United fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 2-3 League Two triumph versus Leyton Orient.
For Carlisle United, the goals were scored by Jon Mellish (42'), Lewis Alessandra (54') and George Tanner (91'). Conor Wilkinson (3') and Daniel Kemp (45') scored for Leyton Orient.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Carlisle United have been participants. Breaking down the goal distribution during this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 5 while The Cumbrians managed a tally of 5.
Their past results show that Carlisle United:
- have not been beaten in the league by Walsall in their previous 4 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Morecambe in League Two competition, Walsall and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Cole Stockton (45') and Yann Songo'o (76') scored for Morecambe.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Brian Dutton's Walsall have turned their attacks into goals 6 times - earning them a goals per game average of 1.
Ahead of this clash, Walsall haven't beaten Carlisle United when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes going back to 26/02/2013 tells us that Carlisle United have won 3 of these games & Walsall 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 of them from The Cumbrians and 8 coming from The Saddlers. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league clash featuring the two was League Two match day 22 on 02/01/2021 and the score finished Walsall 0-2 Carlisle United.
The match was refereed by James Oldham.
Team News: Carlisle United
Carlisle United boss Chris Beech will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all before this match with a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Walsall
With a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Walsall boss Brian Dutton does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Walsall would be disappointed if they were not to break down this Carlisle United side, but that possibly won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Carlisle United by the conclusion of the game. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Brunton Park (17,949)
Captain: Nick Anderton
Chairman: Andrew Jenkins
Manager: Chris Beech
Competitions: League Two position 10
🔑 Star Player: Joshua Kayode
Mostly played in the Striker position, Joshua Kayode was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for Carlisle United in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has scored 8 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 33 appearances.