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Tuesday 28th September sees the resumption of the EFL trophy as Carlisle host Everton Under 21s in the second round of fixtures in Group 1. Both teams enter this match after winning their first group games, Everton were 1-0 victors over Morecambe and Carlisle emerged victorious on penalties against Hartlepool after sharing an entertaining 3-3 draw. Both sides will want to win to ensure they qualify for the next stage of the competition.
Top Free Predictions for Carlisle vs Everton U21
Soccer predictions at FGG contain no bias and have been researched using the latest team stats, news, and available data. Here is how we are tipping Carlisle vs Everton U21
- Over 2.5 goals
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- Both teams to score
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- Match Result
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Note: The odds are correct on William Hill at the time of writing this preview. Please visit the bookmaker for updated prices.
Over 2.5 goals
These matches are often hard to predict as you don’t often know who will start for the young under 21 side and the league sides often use this stage of the competition as an opportunity to rest and rotate. In light of this we are backing there to be under 2.5 goals. Everton only scored the one in victory against Morecambe and despite Carlisle being involved in a game containing six goals last time out, they are low scorers when it comes to their league form -only scoring nine in their nine league matches so far this season. We think it will pay to play conservatively here.
Both teams to score
To hedge our previous bet from earlier, we are backing both teams to score. This is a golden opportunity for both sides to put some distance between themselves and the rest of the group and put themselves in a commanding position in the group. With both sides winning in matchday 1 they can throw caution to the wind and if the game does end up high scoring it makes sense to back both teams to score.
Last week we previewed two other games in the competition with Spurs U21s losing to Cambridge and Man City U21s drawing away to Doncaster. I think it always make sense to back a league side especially when they are playing at home. Even if Carlisle rest and rotate they will still be a side that contains far more experience than their opponents. In what should be a good game, we will bank on Carlisle just having a little bit too much than their inexperienced visitors.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the venue for this fixture?
The match will be played at Brunton Park, Carlisle
Who should we be keeping an eye on?
Keep an eye out for Everton striker Tom Cannon who has been prolific at youth level for the Toffees where he averages a goal every other game. Already capped at youth level for the Republic of Ireland, Cannon will be using this tournament as an opportunity to make a name for himself.
What is the kick-off time for Carlisle vs Everton U21
The match will start at 19:00 GMT on 28th September 2021.