Carlisle vs Bradford Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 20/05/2023

Carlisle
20/05/23 - 15:00

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Carlisle - Bradford

England League 2 - Brunton Park

2nd Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Carlisle vs Bradford Predictions and Best Picks

Bradford took a slim lead into the second leg of this League Two semifinal against Carlisle.

Under 2.5 Goals

The first match in this Carlisle vs Bradford prediction summed up what many expected this duel to look like with only one goal being scored. These are similarly built teams that don't have much that differentiates them from one another. Even the two previous matches these teams played against each other this season ended with fewer than three goals in the back of the net. Not only that, in three games this term, only two goals were scored overall between these sides. This is also similar to how these clubs looked during the first stage of the season when we talk about over/under stats.

Carlisle to Win

This Carlisle vs Bradford matchup is as close as it could get with either team looking tentative when trying to create opportunities to score goals. In the first couple of matches this season between these teams, Carlisle won its home game while the other match ended in a draw. This time around, Bradford was victorious in front of their home fans while Carlisle is looking to do the same thing. The positive thing for Carlisle is the fact that out of the last five times they played Bradford at home, they won the match on four occasions while one match ended in a draw. Carlisle is on a three-match winning streak against their semifinal opponent.

Statistical Information with the Current Odds about Carlisle vs Bradford prediction

These are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

14/05/23

England League 2 England

Bradford

Bradford

Carlisle

Carlisle

1

0

21/03/23

England League 2 England

Bradford

Bradford

Carlisle

Carlisle

0

0

21/01/23

England League 2 England

Bradford

Bradford

Carlisle

Carlisle

0

0

26/12/22

England League 2 England

Carlisle

Carlisle

Bradford

Bradford

1

0

26/12/22

England League 2 England

Carlisle

Carlisle

Bradford

Bradford

1

0

Last Five - Carlisle

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Carlisle

Carlisle

2

0

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Carlisle

Carlisle

3

1

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Carlisle

Carlisle

1

0

L

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Carlisle

Carlisle

0

1

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Northampton

Northampton

Carlisle

Carlisle

2

0

L

Last Five - Bradford

27/04/24

England League 2 England

Newport County

Newport County

Bradford

Bradford

1

4

W

23/04/24

England League 2 England

Barrow

Barrow

Bradford

Bradford

1

2

W

20/04/24

England League 2 England

Walsall

Walsall

Bradford

Bradford

2

3

W

13/04/24

England League 2 England

Salford City

Salford City

Bradford

Bradford

1

2

W

06/04/24

England League 2 England

Gillingham

Gillingham

Bradford

Bradford

0

1

W

Here are the latest odds for the match brought to you by the bookmakers across the internet:

Carlisle odds: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

Bradford odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

Carlisle vs Bradford odds give the advantage to the home team who is considered the expected winner with the probability of them winning going at just below the 45 percent mark. These are not the numbers that the bettors will see as overconfident, and they will make sure they do their due diligence when choosing their pick. You can check the latest predictions on our football betting tips today page, and for the match in question, here are some of your choices: Carlisle leading after the First-Half will bring you odds of 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%, or you can choose to Draw with Under 2.5 Goals which will award you with odds up to 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%.

Carlisle vs Bradford Lineups, Match Preview, and Team Information

Carlisle

The first match in this semifinal for Carlisle was a disappointing affair not only for the obvious reason of them losing but especially because they failed to take advantage of some opportunities that were created and left unusable. That can't happen in the return leg.

Provisional lineup: Holy, Barclay, Huntington, Whelan, Senior, Guy, Moxon, Armer, McCalmont, Patrick, Garner.

Bradford

Contrary to their opponent, Bradford players made sure they take advantage of their chance to get on the score sheet, and Jamie Walker was the match-winner on this day. When it comes to Bradford, everything revolves around Andy Cook who has been a tremendous asset the entire season but failed to get on the scoresheet this time around even though he played a good game.

Provisional lineup: Lewis, Ridehalgh, Crichlow-Noble, Stubbs, Halliday, Smallwood, Clayton, Gilliead, Walker, Banks, Cook.

Player to Watch: Andy Cook

Bradford's Andy Cook dominated the scoring charts during the regular season, not only for his club but in the league. His 28 goals were, by far, the best mark in the league and he also managed to add eight assists on the record. Even though he was among the highest-rated players during the first leg against Carlisle, scoring goals is what he does best.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Questions and Answers for Carlisle vs Bradford prediction

  • When is the match scheduled? – Saturday, May 20th at 15:00 BST, 16:00 CET
  • How did they fare against each other during the season? – Carlisle won at home 1-0 while the match at Bradford ended in a draw
  • Who is Carlisle's best scorer? – Kristian Dennis scored 20 goals this season

 


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