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Carlisle vs Bradford Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (08/01/2021)

Almost half of the season in League Two is now over and the league seems as competitive as always – a lot of teams close to each other near the top and quite a few teams in the fight to remain in the league. The new round begins with an important fixture between Carlisle and Bradford City.

Carlisle vs Bradford: Top Free Betting Tips

This is a seriously crucial fixture for both sides. Bradford City are not too far from the promotion zone and a win here could bring them as close as three points away from the 7th in the table. On the other side, Carlisle are in serious danger and a loss here could send the team in the relegation zone. Both sides need the three points.

Total Goals – Under 2.5

Bradford City had some goal-packed games in recent rounds but this fixture against Carlisle is unlikely to become one of those matches. Carlisle are the team that has had the fewest over 2.5 games at home this season – just 2 out of 10 games. Overall, they haven't had over 2.5 in 5 league games now and we do not expect to see many goals from the hosts – at least, not more than one. Bradford have been scoring at least one goal in most of their matches this season but it is also a fact that most of their games end in draws. We expect to see an under 2.5 and a draw once again.

Match Result – Draw

Carlisle do not look too bad with their current form. Yes, the team remains at the bottom of the table and this is where it will remain until the end of the season (most likely) but they won 3 out of their last 4 league games. Yes, those were against direct opponents from the bottom and Bradford City are far up in the table but there is something important you need to know about Bradford City – they have 11 draws out of 22 games.

Carlisle had 5 draws out of 10 home games as well. The visitors are the better team in general but they struggle to win their games. If Carlisle play at their best, we expect them to win a point from this fixture.

Away Team Exact Goals – Bradford – 1 Goal

Bradford have scored more than one goal in 8/22 games this season. This is not the most impressive statistic and we love the odds given for this market for this match. Carlisle might have been one of the weakest teams overall but they do not concede a lot of goals. In fact, the team has conceded more than 1 goal in just 3/10 home games this season. Bradford are definitely not one of the teams that score a lot, so the odds here are perfect for a mid stake.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Carlisle vs Bradford

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

FAQs regarding Carlisle vs Bradford

Carlisle vs Bradford Prediction

• In which places are Carlisle and Bradford City?

Bradford remain around the middle of the table while they could have easily been near the top if they didn't have all those draws. The visitors are 12th with 29 points. Carlisle, in turn, have 22 points and currently reside at 21st place out of 24 teams.

• How many goals have both teams scored and conceded?

Despite their above-average performances, Bradford barely have a positive goal difference – 29:26 after 22 games. On the other side, Carlisle have been the lowest-scoring team in the league to date and have only scored 16 goals while conceding 29.

• When does the game begin?

This match has been scheduled for 15:00 UTC on Saturday, January 8.


Vladislav has been professionally engaged in freelance journalism for six years, during which time he worked for several foreign publications in the sports field. A football and martial arts fanatic, he spent years training before turning to sports journalism.

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