Fourth division Carlisle United Football Club wants to create the surprise and move into the fourth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday in Brunton Park. The opponent is the second division Cardiff City. In the first meeting of the two clubs on Saturday a week and a half ago, the higher-class favorite from Wales did not make it past 2-2 at home and now has to serve in the replay.
Carlisle vs Cardiff Betting Odds and Predictions
Will the favorite prevail in the second duel? Or is there a big sensation? Before the duel Carlisle vs Cardiff bookmakers’ odds speak a fairly clear language. There is a maximum of 1.72 for a victory for the guests. A home win of the home side is rewarded with a 5.25. The betting base also calculates with the second division team and bets Carlisle vs. Cardiff put her tip on an away win.
Carlisle – Statistics & current form
The Carlisle United Football Club has been playing in Football League Two, the fourth-highest English football league, since the 2014/15 season. The Cumbrians achieved the best result in the 2016/17 season with 6th place.
This allowed you to play for promotion to League One, but failed in the first round at Exeter City. Otherwise, only placements in the midfield of the 3rd league came out for the “Blue Army”.
This season, coach Chris Beech’s team is even deep in the table cellar. After 26 games, the Cumbria football club is only 22nd, the third to last place. The lead over the first and only relegation place is still seven points. With 14 points (3S-5U-5N), the club is in 18th place in the home table. Eleven points (3S-2U-8N) abroad are only enough for 21st place in the away table.
In the last 13 competitive games, it was only enough for two wins: in the FA Cup at home against league competitor Forest Green Rovers and in the league with 2-1 at Walsall. In the first two league games of the new year, the “Blue Army” remained without a point. A 4-1 at Crewe Alexandra was followed by a 0-3 at home against Plymouth Argyle. This result gives little hope that in the game Carlisle vs. Cardiff’s tip on the outsider could succeed again.
It wasn’t until the end of November 2019 that those responsible had dismissed coach Steven Pressley after the poor start to the season. But successor Chris Beech, who previously worked at Rochdale as an assistant coach, has so far been unable to bring about a real turnaround. The 0-3 on Saturday was now the first home bankruptcy for the new coach. United also conceded the first home goals in over seven hours of play.
The club is currently forced to rely heavily on young players from its own youth. First division Everton signed one of these young players for his U23 team a few days ago. 17-year-old defender Jarrad Branthwaite signed a 2 1/2 year contract with the Toffees, bringing Carlisle a transfer fee of £ 750,000. As a replacement, the Cumbrians signed Max Hunt from second division Derby County.
Probable lineup of Carlisle:
↳ Collin – Hayden, G. Jones, Mellish, Webster – M. Jones, Watt, Bridge, McKirdy – Thomas, Hope
Last games from Carlisle:
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Carlisle United vs. Plymouth Argyle 0-3 (League Two)
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Cardiff City vs. Carlisle United 2-2 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – Crewe Alexandra vs. Carlisle United 4: 1 (League Two)
⚽️ 12/29/2019 – FC Walsall vs. Carlisle United 1: 2 (League Two)
⚽️ 12/26/2019 – Carlisle United vs. Bradford City 0-0 (League Two)
Cardiff – Statistics & current form
Cardiff City has actually been a permanent member of the Championship, the second English league, since 2004. Only two seasons, 2013/14 and 2018/19, were an exception. Here the Welshmen were allowed to play in the Premier League.
But the adventure only lasted one season at a time and ended in immediate relegation. This also happened in the pre-season. As 18th in the table, the Bluebirds missed the relegation by one place and two counters.
At the beginning of the new second division season, the club continued to express its confidence in coach Neil Warnock, who has been with Cardiff since the 2016/17 season. The patience of those responsible was exhausted in mid-November. After the 16th matchday, the Welsh were only 14th in the second division. So Warnoch had to pack his things and was replaced by Neil Harris, who had previously trained Millwall.
With three wins and a draw, the Bluebirds started the Coach Harris era well. After that, there was only one win from the following eight competitive games. There were five draws during this period, two games were lost. On Sunday it was only 0-0 in the South Wales derby at home against Swansea City. The home side had been the better team in the first half and could have taken the lead.
Currently, the blue-whites are in twelfth place in the championship. With 26 home points (7S-5U-1N) City is the fourth best home team in the second division. Away from home, the Welsh people find it a little more difficult. Twelve counters (2S-6U-6N) are only enough for 16th place in the away table. This record on the opponent’s place certainly leaves doubts about the game Carlisle vs Cardiff come up with a prediction of an away win.
Probable lineup of Cardiff:
↳ Smithies – Bennett, Nelson, Morrison, Peltier – Pack, Bacuna – Hoilett, Tomlin, Whyte – Glatzel
Last Cardiff games:
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – Cardiff City vs. Swansea City 0-0 (Championship)
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Cardiff City vs. Carlisle United 2-2 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – Queens Park Rangers vs. Cardiff City 6: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 12/29/2019 – Sheffield Wednesday vs. Cardiff City 1: 2 (Championship)
⚽️ 12/26/2019 – Cardiff City vs. FC Millwall 1-1 (Championship)
Carlisle vs Cardiff Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Carlisle United has played Cardiff City 27 times. Most of the duels date from 1965 to 1985, when both clubs spent a lot of time together in the second English league. In direct comparison, the Welsh are ahead with twelve to six wins. Nine games ended with a division of points. In Cumbria, the record is six home wins, four draws and three away wins.
At the FA Cup duel on January 4, the hosts slept through the first half and were caught twice by the guests. So the fourth division team went into the break with a 2-0 lead. But in the second half, Cardiff became stronger and more determined. After only 15 minutes played in the second round, the Welshmen equalized. In the end, it was only 2: 2 for the home side, despite having 64 percent of the ball and a 23:11 goal-to-goal ratio.
⭐️ Carlisle vs Cardiff Betting odds & other interesting betting predictions:
Four goals were scored in the first leg. The second leg should also be shaped by the offensive series. Who in the duel Carlisle vs. Cardiff would like to play a prediction with a little more risk, so we would recommend the tip “win Cardiff & both teams to score”.
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
Carlisle vs Cardiff Betting Predictions and Odds By PicksSoccer Experts
Carlisle had hoped that the tailwind from 2-2 at Cardiff could be taken into the league. But nothing came of it. The 0-3 home win against Plymouth was a big disappointment and a bitter setback.
Fans and experts are now afraid that the cup competition could distract from the much more important league operations. However, coach Beech is certain that the FA Cup is an exciting opportunity that can also have a positive impact on the league season.
The game in County Cumbria is Cardiff’s first of three games in six days. Coach Harris has been pleased with his team’s performance in the South Wales derby against Swansea and is confident that his players will have confidence in the game for the FA Cup second leg.
Key facts – Carlisle vs Cardiff tips
⭐️ Carlisle won only two of the last 13 competitive games
⭐️ Cardiff only won one of their last eight competitive games
⭐️ Despite 64% possession and 23:11 shots on goal, the Bluebirds did not get past 2-2 against the Cumbrians on January 4
If you look at the form of both teams in the respective league, there is no real upward trend for any team. At first glance, the second division Cardiff should have easily moved into the next round of the FA Cup in the first leg at home against the fourth division. But in the end there was a disappointing 2-2. The hosts certainly underestimated the guests a little.
In the second leg, the Welsh people know what to expect. The quality speaks very clearly for the championship team anyway with a market value of around 75 million euros to just 2 million euros. We also believe that the surprise effect is now gone and the quality is clearly established.