Port Vale vs Carlisle
English League Two
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Vale Park (Stoke-on-Trent).
Carlisle United returned to the winning way instantly after falling 3-0 away at Northampton Town two weeks ago. They broke Cheltenham Town’s resistance via two early second half goals from Jamie Devitt and Hallam Hope. An amazing streak of seven wins in last eight league affairs established them as genuine promotional contenders. Cumbrians are just three points shy of Mansfield Town in third place (top three teams earn automatic promotion to League One football).
Can the visitors keep the good form going and continue their push for the top-three finish with a three-pointer against Port Vale on Saturday afternoon? The hosts will also enter the match with an improved confidence after a 0-1 victory over bottom-half rivals Crawley Town away at The People’s Pension Stadium. The Valiants thus rebounded from a 0-3 defeat to Colchester United. They were in action in mid-week when Bristol Rovers knocked them out of the EFL Trophy with a 3-0 victory in the quarter-final.
Port Vale vs Carlisle: Head-to-head
Carlisle can rely on the head to head trend as they look for points at Vale Park.
The visitors lead the H2H tie by three wins ahead of 13th encounter with the Valiants.
Cumbrians come into this off the back of two consecutive 2-1 wins in matches with Port Vale.
Port Vale vs Carlisle: Prediction
Carlisle have really been flying high of late and we just have to see them as clear favourites to claim the spoils past the Valiants here. The visitors scored two or more goals in seven of past eight outings. They should be able to keep such splendid free-scoring form going against a side which shipped three goals in two of past three matches they played in all competitions.
The most recent H2H record also suggests an away win with the visitors bagging at least two goals in the game. This is exactly our top betting recommendation for the match at Vale Park.
Port Vale vs Carlisle: Bet Tips
Carlisle to win @ 2.62 (13/8)
Carlisle Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50 (6/4).