Carlisle vs Cardiff Prediction & Match Preview

Carlisle vs Cardiff
England – FA Cup
Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Brunton Park (Carlisle).

Cardiff were given the shock of their lives in the first leg, as a team two rungs down in the English Football hierarchy held them to a draw. For sure the wounded Championship outift will make it a point to deliver a huge win this Wednesday, and shut any criticism that have been levelled against them.

Carlisle vs Cardiff Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Cardiff hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent since 1998.
  • In the said period, not once have Carlisle kept a clean sheet.
  • In every encounter since 1999, Cardiff have scored two or more goals.
  • The last four fixtures on the trot have had over 2.5 goals.

Carlisle vs Cardiff Prediction

Carlisle had come out with guns blazing in the first leg, and the unexpected attack was too much to handle for Cardiff. As a result, Cardiff conceded two early goals, and ended the first half with a 0-2 scoreline.

However, they regrouped in the latter half, and within ten minutes after the break, they equalized the scoreline 2-2. Though they were not able to find the winner, the confidence of the comeback will really help Cardiff out in this upcoming encounter too.

They may be on the road, but take into account the fact that Cardiff are one of the top-rated teams in the Championship, while their counterparts are battling it out in the relegation zone of the League Two.

This means essentially, the teams are separated by two whole leagues in the English top flight. The Championship is considered to be one of the toughest to wade through for any team in the world, while the League Two is comparatively far inferior.

In addition, Carlisle have managed just two wins from their last thirteen overall match-ups, and just four from their previous fifteen appearances in front of the home crowd. 

On the other hand, Cardiff were unbeaten in ten of their prior twelve overall fixtures, and in eight of their preceding twelve on the road.

Furthermore, and very importantly, in the last twenty years, Cardiff hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent, be it at home or on the road, and have scored twice or more in every h2h encounter since 1999.

Finally, Cardiff will be better prepared this time after their failure to deal with the surprise attack launched by Carlisle in the first leg, and all of the former’s superiority in experience, talent, and financial worth will come to their aid this Wednesday to help them secure the win.

Carlisle vs Cardiff Betting Tips

  • Cardiff to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
  • Cardiff to Win Either Half @ 1.40 (2/5).