FootyMAD's Carlisle United match preview

Last updated : 03 November 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Carlisle United v Leeds United fixture

The Whites travel to take on Carlisle United at Brunton Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 3 of the 6 previous games, with the hosts winning just 1.

The last time the two teams met at Carlisle was amazingly over twenty years ago, in November 1985, with Leeds inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Cumbrians in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1985/1986Sat 26 AprLeeds Utd.2 - 0Carlisle Utd.CHMP
1985/1986Sat 23 NovCarlisle Utd.1 - 2Leeds Utd.CHMP
1984/1985Tue 26 FebCarlisle Utd.2 - 2Leeds Utd.CHMP
1984/1985Sat 10 NovLeeds Utd.1 - 1Carlisle Utd.CHMP
1983/1984Sat 05 MayLeeds Utd.3 - 0Carlisle Utd.CHMP
1983/1984Sat 03 DecCarlisle Utd.1 - 0Leeds Utd.CHMP
1982/1983Sat 26 FebCarlisle Utd.2 - 2Leeds Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Carlisle United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Cumbrians, with 4 goals against.

Leeds' away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Just 7 goals have been scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.

Carlisle are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League One, with their 13 games giving them a return of 24 points. Leeds lie just outside the play-off positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 20 from their 13 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Carlisle Utd.641114613
Leeds Utd.65109316

FootyMad's prediction ...

Leeds are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Carlisle Utd.Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5.
Leeds Utd.3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
12 games since last defeat.