Lincoln vs Carlisle prediction, odds & betting tips 16/09/2023

Lincoln City
16/09/23 - 15:00

Finished

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Carlisle

Lincoln City - Carlisle

England League 1 - Sincil Bank

8th Round

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

Lincoln and Carlisle cross swords on Saturday, September 16th in a League One clash between two teams that play solid football. Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best Lincoln vs Carlisle free betting tips. 

Lincoln vs Carlisle predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Lincoln vs Carlisle, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

Lincoln Clean Sheet

  • Carlisle failed to score in 4 of their last 5 away games. 
  • At the same time, Lincoln kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 5 home league matches. 
  • The Imps also kept clean sheets in 3 of the last 5 rounds. 

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Only 1 of Lincoln’s last 4 games had 3 goals in it. 
  • Also, 9 of Carlisle’s last 10 matches stayed under 2.5 goals. 
  • Carlisle saw only 1 of their last 7 away games go over 2.5 goals. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Lincoln vs Carlisle

Check the best Lincoln vs Carlisle odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

30/11/21

England EFL Trophy England

Carlisle

Carlisle

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

1

1

19/04/19

England League 2 England

Carlisle

Carlisle

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

1

0

23/10/18

England League 2 England

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Carlisle

Carlisle

2

2

02/04/18

England League 2 England

Carlisle

Carlisle

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

0

1

26/08/17

England League 2 England

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Carlisle

Carlisle

4

1

Last Five - Lincoln City

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

2

0

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

1

2

W

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

0

1

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wigan

Wigan

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

2

1

L

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Reading

Reading

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

1

1

D

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

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Lincoln odds: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.4% Probability

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8% Probability

Carlisle odds: 17/5 (4.40) – 22.7% Probability

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As we can see, the bookies favour Lincoln as the expected winners of this match. With a 52.40% win probability. In other markets BTTS – No comes at 51.30% probability.  

Lincoln – Carlisle preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Lincoln vs Carlisle lineups.

Lincoln

Lincoln had a rest during the international break. The Imps have made a decent start to the season (W3 D2 L1) and they continue to be very hard to score against. Roughan had been a beast in defence so far and he tops the charts for several defensive attributes for the entire League One. 

Sean Roughan also impressed playing for Ireland’s U21s in recent days and he will be a key figure in the coming match no doubt. He has a guaranteed starting spot as the other main centre-back Montsma is out until Christmas with an ACL injury. 

The options in attack are still limited as all of Walker, House and Vale are struggling with injuries and are considered doubtful. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Jensen (GK), Jackson, O’Connor, Roughan, Sorensen, Erhahon, Hamilton, Smith, Burroughs, Mandroiu & Hackett-Fairchild 

Carlisle

Last weekend Carlisle earned a lucky draw on their visit to Stevenage. The Cumbrians scored in stoppage time to steal a 2-2 result against the Stags. Once again looked shaky in defence when asked to defend set pieces and this has been a weakness all season. 

On their return to League One after promotion Carlisle have been struggling to get going. They’ve won just once in 7 rounds (D3 L3). 

The health of the squad is good ahead of this trip. The only player set to miss due to an injury is centre-back Barclay. In search of more pace up front, the recently loaned in Ablade could start now. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Andresson (GK), Lavelle, Huntingdon, Mellish, Back, Guy, Gibson, Armer, Moxon, Ablade & Maguire

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Sean Roughan

Lincoln’s star centre-back Sean Roughan has been one of the main reasons why the Imps lost just once so far. Roughan leads the entire League One for most aerial duels won, most interceptions and most blocked shots. 

With Lincoln’s front line crippled by injuries if the Imps want another positive result they will need Roughan to continue dominating on the pitch. We back the stout defender to do so as he is brimming with confidence right now.


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