Lincoln are still looking for their first win of the season in League Two following their promotion to the fourth tier last season. They have collected two points and are hovering around the basement of the division. So there is just a little bit of pressure creeping up on them and this isn’t an easy game for them.
One of last season’s play off sides, Carlisle will head south to face the Imps on the weekend and the Cumbrians will be looking to secure their third straight win in League Two. Still, it is Lincoln who are actually 23/20 favourites on home to collect the win, with Carlisle at 9/4 at Betsson.
It is a D2 L1 record from the Imps this season and this will be just their second game on home soil at Sincil Bank this term. Their other one saw them take a credible enough 1-1 draw with Morecambe. But they have to find a way to bounce back after losing 1-0 out at the high-flying Exeter last weekend when they came up just a little bit short. The resilience has been there from the Imps this season, can they bust out a win though?
Carlisle have been going well after losing their opening game of the season at home against Swindon. It has been back to back wins over Cambridge and Cheltenham since then, granted not the greatest challenges that they will face this season, but with Lincoln below both of those two, it could be an indicator for betting in this game. Carlisle’s Reggie Lambe has hit a bit of scoring form with a goal in both of their last two games in the League.
Head to Head News:
This will be just the third League Two meeting between the two clubs and last season Carlisle collected four points from the two meetings. Each of the last four games between these two have produced two or fewer goals, so you are probably looking at a low scoring affair being churned out in this one. The overall head to head is pretty extensive actually with Lincoln beating up 32-22 over the Cumbrians with 13 draws. Lincoln’s record in their last seven with Carlisle is W3 D1 L3, so it’s all even.
Top Betting Tips:
Common sense would mean that you would just have to roll with Carlisle in this one out on the road. Their wins over the struggling Cheltenham and Cambridge says a lot. This should be a tight game though because Lincoln can hang in there, but a 1-0 correct score on Carlisle looks a big tempter at 11/1 and under 2.5 goals at even money is the stand out value on this one.