Carlisle United and Cardiff City measure forces at Brunton Park, in a second leg for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round Replays), after a draw for (2-2) in the first leg. There is only a record of 1 recent direct confrontation between these two teams, on 04-01-2020, which ended with a draw for (2-2). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Cardiff City presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this second leg in advantage, after a away draw by (2-2), so a draw for less than 2 goals is enough to confirm the qualification to the next phase. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for League Two, he lost with Plymouth Argyle at home by (0‑3). In their last 10 home games Carlisle United records 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 3 of the last 4 games, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he always scored at least one goal in the last 4 games for this competition. In 15 games, he only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 17 home games for all competitions: he scored 7 of his 15 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Carlisle comes to this match after a 0-3 defeat against Plymouth, in a match for the fourth English division. In the previous rounds of the FA Cup, the home team beat Dulwich Hamlet and Forest Green. Despite playing with the support of its fans, the local club must act with a defensive strategy, seeking only the counterattack to explore the opponent’s back. Striker Harry McKirdy is the star of the local club, being the top scorer, with 8 goals scored. There are no weight absences for this game.
Cardiff City :
The away team comes to this second leg at a disadvantage, because despite the draw in the first leg they suffered 2 goals at home. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 2 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 31 suffered; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 15 suffered. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Swansea City by (0-0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Cardiff City won 2, drew 4 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack He has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he only got 2 comebacks in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Cardiff comes for this game after a goalless draw with Swansea, adding the third consecutive game without tasting the taste of victory in official games. In this second match against Carlisle, coach Neil Harris should favor a style of possession of the ball and the search for space on the flanks. Hoillett and Whyte must form the attacking front of the visiting club: both are very fast and strong in the finalization. On the other hand, Joe Ralls is the great gunner of Cardiff, with 5 goals. Outside this game are Mendez-Laing, Vassell and Connolly, all injured.