Lincoln City vs Carlisle
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Sincil Bank Stadium (Lincoln).
League Two leaders Lincoln City are set to take on their divisional rivals Carlisle United in the second round of FA Cup on Saturday afternoon at Sincil Bank Stadium. Both teams have already eliminated their respective League Two opponents in the previous round of the competition.
The Red Imps reached this stage thanks to a 92nd-minute winner from left winger Bruno Andrade against Northampton Town. Lincoln showed a great character to win 3-2 after allowing Northampton Town to come back from a two-goal deficit earlier on. We can all remember a splendid FA Cup run by the Red Imps two years ago when they went all the way to the quarter-final even though they featured the fifth level of English football back then.
Lincoln City vs Carlisle: Head-to-head
Teams shared spoils in a 2-2 draw when they played each other in the League Two tie in mid-October.
The draw was the most frequent of outcomes in their head to head history, happening on nine occasions in 21 affairs.
The Red Imps won 4, drew 6 and lost only 1 of 11 home matches against the Cumbrians.
Lincoln City vs Carlisle: Prediction
Lincoln City are generally very tough to beat in their own backyard. They lost only 1 of last 16 home games in the league. They’ve been pretty efficient at home of late and we can say Carlisle’s back line will be under a huge pressure on Saturday.
The visitors fell 1-2 at home to Forest Green Rovers last weekend to drop down to 11th place in the league ladder. They dispatched Crewe Alexandra 0-1 on the road in the opening round of FA Cup thanks to a 90th-minute goal from Jamie Devitt.
Overall, the Cumbrians have also been thriving up front recently as they saw off Swindon Town 0-4 away from home three weeks ago. Given Lincoln also tended to concede goals frequently in recent matches, we see the home win & BTTS as a standout bet at the odds of 3.75.
Lincoln City vs Carlisle: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95 (19/20)
Lincoln City to win & BTTS @ 3.75 (11/4).