Home advantage could prove decisive in Carlisle United - Tranmere Rovers battle

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Brunton Park (18202 seats)

Carlisle United will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 2 points behind Tranmere Rovers.

Insights:
  • Carlisle United has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (9) in League Two
  • Tranmere Rovers has the fewest dropped points from leading position (4) in League Two

It's no vacation for neither Carlisle nor Tranmere Rovers as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Carlisle United form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Brunton Park as Carlisle United have scored 25 goals to get 28 points from 12 games. The overall stats in the League Two are 9-1-2 (wins-draws-losses).

The home team returns to Brunton Park after being equal after 90 minutes with Salford City (placed 5th) on their last time out; the League Two game ended 1-1. Prior to that, an away loss at Harrogate Town.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Carlisle handle that role? We have found eight games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are five wins, zero draws and three defeats.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Carlisle as they have a new game in only four days, a League Two match thankfully also at home. Oldham Athletic are visiting.

The Carlisle manager C. Beech has got the team scoring with 25 from 12 home games in the league. 13 goals have been conceded.

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Tranmere Rovers form and stats

The visitors are W5-D5-L3 on the road this term. That's in the League Two.

Tranmere's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Oldham Athletic that finished 2-2. Prior to that result Tranmere won their away game at Oxford United in the EFL Trophy. The scoreline was 2-0.

We have checked recent matches where Tranmere have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those nine games were four victories, three draws and two defeats.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only four days as another away game awaits: The League Two trip to Leyton Orient.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Tranmere have scored 13 goals in 13 league games away. 16 goals have been conceded by Tranmere in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Tranmere Rovers - Carlisle 1-0 entered in the official records. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: five - two - three (Carlisle United wins - draws - Tranmere Rovers wins). As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Tranmere RoversJ. Vaughan
J. Vaughan
16 goals
Carlisle UnitedJ. Mellish
J. Mellish
7 goals
CarlisleL. Alessandra
L. Alessandra
6 goals

Carlisle United missing players

Tranmere Rovers missing players

Carlisle United Tranmere Rovers
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
25 12 6 Played P 3 13 28
13 9 4 Won W 2 5 13
4 1 0 Drew D 0 5 6
8 2 2 Lost L 1 3 9
35 25 11 Scored S 4 13 37
24 13 8 Conceded C 4 16 34
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 77% 89%
60% 75% 83% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 46% 57%
40% 67% 83% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 38% 46%
20% 42% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 31% 36%
12% 25% 17% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 15% 18%
40% 58% 83% BTTS BTTS 0% 23% 32%
36% 42% 17% Clean Sheets C S 67% 54% 39%
24% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 46% 39%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 2.2 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.4 1.4
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
15.6 16.8 15 Shots (avg) S ( 9 10.5 10.2
4.4 5.2 4.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.7 3.1 3.4
32% 40% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 80% 32% 39%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Carlisle United has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (9) in League Two
  • Carlisle United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Carlisle United have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Carlisle United haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Tranmere Rovers has the fewest dropped points from leading position (4) in League Two

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Cambridge United 30 15 7 8 47 28 15 8 5 2 22 12 15 7 2 6 25 16 19 52
2 Forest Green Rovers 27 13 9 5 37 26 13 6 5 2 18 13 14 7 4 3 19 13 11 48
3 Cheltenham Town 28 13 8 7 37 26 14 6 4 4 20 15 14 7 4 3 17 11 11 47
4 Morecambe 29 13 7 9 39 40 13 6 4 3 17 15 16 7 3 6 22 25 -1 46
5 Salford City 28 12 9 7 38 23 15 7 8 0 26 11 13 5 1 7 12 12 15 45
6 Tranmere Rovers 28 13 6 9 37 34 15 8 1 6 24 18 13 5 5 3 13 16 3 45
7 Newport County 27 12 8 7 37 29 13 8 3 2 17 12 14 4 5 5 20 17 8 44
8 Exeter City 27 11 10 6 49 34 14 8 2 4 29 16 13 3 8 2 20 18 15 43
9 Carlisle United 25 13 4 8 35 24 12 9 1 2 25 13 13 4 3 6 10 11 11 43
10 Bolton Wanderers 29 11 8 10 36 40 15 5 4 6 16 18 14 6 4 4 20 22 -4 41
11 Leyton Orient 28 11 6 11 35 30 15 7 4 4 22 13 13 4 2 7 13 17 5 39
12 Crawley Town 27 10 8 9 37 35 14 6 4 4 21 15 13 4 4 5 16 20 2 38
13 Bradford City 27 10 7 10 31 31 13 5 4 4 14 13 14 5 3 6 17 18 0 37
14 Walsall 28 8 13 7 35 37 15 5 5 5 16 18 13 3 8 2 19 19 -2 37
15 Harrogate Town 29 10 6 13 33 37 13 3 4 6 10 15 16 7 2 7 23 22 -4 36
16 Scunthorpe United 27 11 2 14 31 35 14 6 2 6 18 19 13 5 0 8 13 16 -4 35
17 Oldham Athletic 28 10 5 13 46 52 14 4 1 9 21 26 14 6 4 4 25 26 -6 35
18 Mansfield Town 28 7 13 8 37 39 14 2 6 6 18 23 14 5 7 2 19 16 -2 34
19 Port Vale 29 9 6 14 41 44 14 5 3 6 21 18 15 4 3 8 20 26 -3 33
20 Colchester United 28 7 12 9 30 37 13 6 5 2 20 14 15 1 7 7 10 23 -7 33
21 Stevenage 30 7 12 11 24 31 15 4 6 5 13 12 15 3 6 6 11 19 -7 33
22 Southend United 29 6 6 17 18 45 15 4 1 10 13 23 14 2 5 7 5 22 -27 24
23 Barrow 27 5 8 14 32 39 14 3 7 4 20 20 13 2 1 10 12 19 -7 23
24 Grimsby Town 27 5 6 16 20 46 13 2 4 7 9 20 14 3 2 9 11 26 -26 21

Read more about League Two

The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.