Carlisle United and Sheffield Wednesday meet, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 04-21-2012 and ended with the score: Sheffield Wednesday (2-1) Carlisle United. In this game the home factor may be decisive, as Carlisle United presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round) after having played previous heats with: Gillingham and Oldham Athletic. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 20 suffered. In the last match they played, for Liga dos, they lost with Mansfield Town out by (3-1). In the last 10 home matches Carlisle United has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 27 of the last 31 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 19 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 10 of their 24 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Carlisle United currently disputes the modest English fourth division and has no reason to smile, since it occupies the bottom of the qualifying table. To reach this phase of the FA Cup, the locals eliminated Odham Athletic and Gillingham, and in the latter case a tie-breaker was necessary. In this home game coach Keith Curle must keep the team in a 4-4-3, with the most advanced positions being occupied by Bennett and Hope. However, it is important to note that Hallam Hope is the best marker of Carlisle United in all competitions, with 9 goals scored. Everything indicates that the local team will enter the field at maximum strength.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 21 suffered. In the last match that they played, for the Championship, they lost to Burton Albion at home (0-3). In the last 10 away matches Sheffield Wednesday has a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Sheffield Wednesday goes through enormous difficulties this season and in the last game lost again, this time at home, against Burton Albion, by 0-3. We remember that the visiting team has five defeats in the last six matches played, all in the championship. Normally the trainer Lee Bullen plays in 4-4-2, privileging the possession of ball and the organized attacks, especially through the right flank. However, it is important to note that Gary Hooper is the best finalist of the visiting team, with 11 goals scored. For this game the coach has in doubt Westwood, Fletcher and Bannan, players recovering from injury.
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