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Carlisle vs Port Vale prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 01 January 2024

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: Brunton Park

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

​Carlisle vs Port Vale: Top free betting tips

Can the Cumbrians move off the foot of the table? Our Carlisle vs Port Vale is for a cagey match that has a good chance of finishing without a winner. 

Carlisle enter 2024 in last place and desperate need of points. The Cumbrians are winless in the league since October – D3 L6. That said their home form is not that awful (W2 D5 L5) and they rely on those games. Port Vale are back in mid-table after securing 3 wins in the last 6 rounds (D1 L2). 

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Both teams struggle to score goals this season and this is why our first Carlisle vs Port Vale prediction is for the game to stay under 2.5 goals. There were no more than 2 total goals scored in 83% of Carlisle’s home matches this campaign. Also, Port Vale saw all of their last 4 away games stay under 2.5 goals. 

​​​Correct outcome prediction: Draw

Our next Carlisle vs Port Vale prediction is that the game might end without a winner. All of Port Vale’s 5 league draws so far had been registered on the road. At the same time, the Cumbrians recorded draws in 2 of their last 3 home matches. 

​​​Correct score prediction: 1-1 draw

Our final Carlisle vs Port Vale prediction is that the final score will be 1-1. This was the exact scoreline for 3 of the last 4 draws for the Valiants. Also, 4 of Carlisle’s 5 home league draws this season produced 1-1 results. 

Carlisle vs Port Vale: What the fans think

​​Carlisle fans show great generosity

Port Vale fans go down memory lane

How far will Port Vale’s fans travel to Carlisle?

The driving distance between Stoke-on-Trent and Carlisle is only 152 miles (244km) and normally it would take around 2 hours and 50 minutes to cover it. However, with storm Hank set to cause havoc across the Lake District over the weekend some serious travel disruptions can be expected. 

Our advice to all travelling Port Vale fans is to consider as a fashion statement wearing wellies, or at least bringing a pair with them. This will be wise because all roads leading in and out of the Lake District are prone to flooding during and after storms. 

​Carlisle vs Port Vale: Tickets

The price of the tickets varies between £22.00 and £26.00 for adults with the traditional concessions for seniors, youngsters and service personnel in place. 

There are still plenty of tickets available for Carlisle fans, who can turn up on the day of the game and buy a ticket too. Carlisle will have their Box Office open up until 3:15 pm on New Year’s Day. 

Port Vale have been allocated 500 tickets, all standing, with the price for those £23.00, or £26.00 on matchday. 

Carlisle vs Port Vale

​​​FAQs: Carlisle vs Port Vale

  • Who is Carlisle’s top goalscorer? That is Jordan Gibson with his 5 league goals.  
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in August, the Valiants won 1-0 at home.  
  • Will Owen Moxon play for Carlisle? Moxon has been ill recently but he seems to be over that and is expected to be available. 

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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