Carlisle Preview vs Cambridge

Another tricky away trip awaits the Blues this weekend, after what was a far from convincing performance last time out at Mansfield.

The 1-0 victory was no where near the flattery the home team deserved, despite winning the game through a farcical penalty decision by the referee.

Nonetheless, Carlisle will hope for a more inspired performance this weekend on their travels; A long trip to Cambridgeshire.

The Opposition:

It has been a far from convincing start from Cambridge with many mixed results, however, an away win last time out at Stevenage lifted them up the table.

Other than that, except from a win against bottom of the table Notts County, results have been relatively disappointing.

After three years of being an assistant, manager Joe Donne replaced his colleague Shaun Derry this summer in the hope they can improve on a mid-table finish last season.

Much interest from Carlisle fans will lie in the opposing attack, with former players David Amoo, Reggie Lambe and Jabo Ibehre all potentially lining up for the home side.

All in all, the Abbey Stadium is no easy away trip for any opposition, contrarily, Carlisle may fancy their chances at getting a result due to current form.


  • Carlisle are unbeaten at Cambridge since a 5-0 defeat in 2014.
  • In 2015, Jabo Ibehre scored a hat-trick for the Blues in a 4-4 draw- he switched allegiances to Cambridge in 2017.
  • The teams have eight wins a piece in 28 matches.

Previous Line-Ups:

CARLISLE: Collin, Liddle, Parkes, Gerrard, Gillesphey, Glendon, Devitt, Etuhu, Yates, Bennett, Hope.

CAMBRIDGE: Forde, Holliday, John, Taft, Carroll, Amoo, Deegen, Maris, Lambe, Ibehre, Brown.

Carlisle Team-News:

With plenty of new signings getting involved, the likes of Jack Sowerby and Adam Campbell may be expected to feature again after being exempt from Tuesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy tie with Morecambe.

After a more positive result in the cup midweek, and a more fulfilled squad, Carlisle seem to have more strength in depth than last week and in what will be a tight game I think Carlisle should get a result

Prediction: 1-1

Picture Credit: Carlisle United


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