EFL League One | Carlisle Utd VS Stevenage; Saturday, 23 March at 23:00 GMT +8

Carlisle are currently in the fourth division of England, with 23 points from 38 league games, and a 16-point gap from safety. With only eight fixtures remaining, they are already preparing to exit the league. Despite recent fixtures against teams fighting to avoid the drop, the team has only managed to put three points on the board from a potential 15 from their last five third-tier games. Since claiming maximum points in a 1-0 victory against Burton on February 27, the Blues have slipped into defeat in each of their subsequent four League One fixtures. Stevenage, currently in eighth position, is seeking points to stake their claim for a top-six finish. The Boro’s winless drought has extended to four third-division matches, with the lack of cutting edge in the final third largely contributing to their slipping out of the top-six. Stevenage will have an opportunity to shake off recent disappointments and revive their playoff hopes at Bunton Park.

Icelandic goalkeeper Jokull Andresson and Callum Guy are sidelined due to injury, while Terry Ablade, on loan from Fulham Under-21s, faces the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign due to a severe injury, and Irish forward Georgie Kelly awaits his debut.

The visiting team faces the bottom-placed League One side, Carlisle, with a full squad, including Jake Forster-Caskey. The team is expected to make changes following Steve Evans’ four substitutions in the 0-1 loss to Leyton Orient, following a frustrating performance.

Predicted lineups:

Carlisle Utd

Goalkeeper: Harry Lewis
Defenders: Jon Mellish, Sam Lavelle, Ben Barclay
Midfielders: Jack Armer, Harrison Neal, Dylan McGeouch, Jack Ellis
Forwards: Daniel Butterworth, Jack Diamond, Luke Armstrong


Goalkeeper: Craig MacGillivray
Defenders: Dan Butler, Terence Vancooten, Dan Sweeney, Luther James-Wildin
Midfielders: Ben Thompson, Louis Thompson, Nick Freeman
Forwards: Jordan Roberts, Vadaine Oliver, Jamie Reid

  • Carlisle Utd – 2 wins
  • Stevenage – 2 wins
  • Draws – 2

Over all competition record

EFL League One Stats

Carlisle United may score a goal against Stevenage, but a single goal may not prevent defeat. Expect a 1-2 Stevenage win, with minimal impact on the game.

Winning probability: Carlisle Utd – 19% , Draw – 26% , Stevenage – 55%

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