Burton Albion vs Carlisle United Match Analysis & Prediction
13/02/2024 10:45 pm
Burton Albion can inflict a seventh successive defeat upon Carlisle United when they play host to the League One bottom side at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night.
The hosts claimed a 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers at the weekend, while their bottom-placed visitors fought valiantly against Portsmouth but ultimately lost 1-0.
Keeping their heads above water for the time being, Burton Albion’s victory over Bristol Rovers at the weekend sees the Brewers enter the midweek contest occupying 17th position in the standings, although with just a four-point advantage over Port Vale in the relegation zone.
Martin Paterson’s side are therefore far from out of the relegation conversation, but defensive discipline has been a cornerstone of Burton’s play over the past couple of weeks.
Burton have shipped just two goals in their last five League One matches at the Pirelli Stadium, although one of those came in a 1-0 defeat to Lincoln City at the start of the month, which halted their four-game unbeaten run in front of their home crowd.
Meanwhile, Carlisle United could afford themselves a pat on the back for their efforts against league leaders Portsmouth on Saturday, as what was a mismatch on paper turned into a much more close-run affair than initially anticipated.
With just 20 points on the board from 31 League One matches this season so far, Carlisle remain rooted to the bottom of the division, and an 11-point gap separates them from Charlton thletic in 20th position, suggesting that survival is nigh-on impossible barring a footballing miracle.
Carlisle are still awaiting their first League One away clean sheet of the season, but their encounter with Burton at Brunton Park in October ended in a 2-1 victory, their first win over the Brewers at the third attempt.
Burton Albion vs. Carlisle United Head to head
In the five previous meetings between these two teams, Burton have claimed one victory while Carlisle have won two, and they have drawn in two.
04/09/2004Carlisle United0Burton Albion0National League
16/04/2005Burton Albion0Carlisle United1National League
21/10/2014Carlisle United3Burton Albion4League Two
15/04/2015Burton Albion1Carlisle United1League Two
24/10/2023Carlisle United2Burton Albion1League One
Burton Albion Team News
During Burton’s bad-tempered encounter with Lincoln, Deji Oshilaja was booked for the 10th time this season and incurred a two-game suspension, the second of which he will serve on Tuesday.
The Brewers were also forced to make do without Jasper Moon against Bristol Rovers due to the injury he picked up against Lincoln, allowing Toto Nsiala to make his debut for the club.
Burton Albion's Last 5 Matches
15/01/2024Derby County3Burton Albion2League One
20/01/2024Burton Albion2Charlton Athletic0League One
27/01/2024Cambridge United0Burton Albion0League One
03/02/2024Burton Albion0Lincoln City1League One
10/02/2024Bristol Rovers1Burton Albion2League One
Carlisle United Team News
Sunderland loanee Jack Diamond was passed fit to start against Portsmouth after coming off injured against Leyton the weekend before, although he only lasted 56 minutes at Brunton Park.
Should head coach Paul Simpson be forced into an attacking switch, Daniel Butterworth and Sean Maguire will battle it out for the right to return to the side.
Carlisle United's Last 5 Matches
13/01/2024Carlisle United1Oxford United3League One
16/01/2024Barnsley2Carlisle United1League One
27/01/2024Carlisle United1Bolton Wanderers4League One
03/02/2024Leyton Orient3Carlisle United2League One
10/02/2024Carlisle United0Portsmouth1League One
Burton Albion vs. Carlisle United: Odds and Predictions
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