Betting Tip: Carlisle v Barnet

by Chris Russell

The Cumbrians are suffering a bit of a fall from grace at the moment. After their play off run last season, they find themselves hovering just above the drop zone going into the weekend after having put together a four match winless streak. Barnet had a good little winning streak snapped in midweek as they were taken out by Exeter and so will be looking for a pick-me-up as well. This is an interesting looking game and Carlisle are 23/20 to pick up three points from it on home soil, while Barnet are 9/4 to win it.

Carlisle Form

Carlisle’s form has flown out of the window and the amount of goals which they have given up lately will be disconcerting to their fans. They have gone D1 L3 in their last four games and during that turn they have conceded ten goals, scoring just the two themselves. So they are in the weeds a bit, but at least they have collected four points from their last two home games at Brunton Park. They are looking a bit desperate for three more.

Football League Two – Brunton Park, City of Carlisle 16th September – 16:00 UK Time

Logo Carlisle FCCarlisle FC

Best Odd of: 23/20 at Ladbrokes


Best Odd of: 12/5 at Ladbrokes

Logo Barnet FC Barnet FC

Best Odd of: 9/4 at Ladbrokes

Barnet Form

The Bees were on a good two match winning streak before they ran into league leaders Exeter in midweek and fell to a 2-1 defeat. That leaves them W3 D3 L1 so they are a little bit hit and miss. Breaking it down and looking at their away form they are W1 D1 L1 but took a big success in a 4-1 win at Swindon in their last away game. They have scored eight goals in their last three league games but are without a clean sheet in any of their last five.

Head to Head News

Carlisle took four points off Barnet last season but their home game against them produced just a 1-1 draw. Each of the last three meetings between Carlisle and Barnet have gone under 2.5 goals. The Cumbrians are unbeaten in their last five games against Barnet in a W3 D2 record so they are up in the head to head.

Top Betting Tips

Barnet actually looks the value in this one to produce something and pick up the three points, even though they are down in the recent head to head against Carlisle. At a price of 5/2 they are certainly tempting. Carlisle are going to be better on home soil than out on the road, but still, they are probably going to be a little vulnerable and the Bees can expose what has been a weak Carlisle defence. Away win.