Carlisle United and Cardiff City play at Brunton Park, in a second leg match of the FA Cup (3rd Round), after a draw by (2‑2) in the first leg match. There have been only 1 head ‑ to ‑ head record between these two teams in the last 3 years, on 04‑01‑2020, which ended in a draw by (2‑2). The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Cardiff City presents significant differences between home and away results.
The home team comes to this 2nd leg match after an away draw by (2‑2) in the previous match so a draw might be enough to qualify. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since they have a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in the last 30 matches, with 20 goals scored and 28 conceded, against 4 wins , 5 draws and 6 losses at home, with 13 goals scored and 22 conceded. They come to this match after a home loss against Plymouth Argyle by (0‑3). Carlisle United have won 4, tied 3 and lost 3 of the last 10 home matches.
In this competition, they haven't lost in 4 matches. Defensive consistency hasn't been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have only turned the score around in 1. In the last 17 home matches in all competitions there are 1 periods that stand out: they have scored 7 of their 15 goals between minutes (31' ‑ 45 ').
Carlisle United comes for this match after a defeat, by 0-3, against Plymouth, in a match for the English fourth division. In previous rounds of the FA Cup, the home team went through Dulwich Hamlet and Forest Green. Despite playing with the support of their fans, the home club must act with a defensive strategy, seeking only the counterattack to explore the opponent's back. Offensive Harry McKirdy is the star of this local club, being the best finisher with 8 goals scored. There are no weight absences for this game.
The away team comes to this 2nd leg match in disadvantage, because despite the draw in the 1st leg match they have conceded 2 goals at home. This is a home team that is going to be strong when they play with the support of their fans, since they have a record of 2 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses in the last 30 matches, with 20 goals scored and 31 conceded. Already at home, they have won 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses, with a total of 21 goals scored and 15 conceded. They come to this match after a home draw against Swansea City by (0‑0). In the last 10 away matches in all competitions, Cardiff City has won 2, tied 4 and lost 4. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 9 times and have only turned the score around in 2.
Cardiff City comes for this match after a 0-0 draw, against Swansea, adding the third consecutive match without proving the taste of victory in official matches. In this second match against Carlisle, coach Neil Harris should favor a style of possession possession, looking for spaces in the sides. Hoillett and Whyte must make up the attacking front of the visiting club: both are very fast and strong in finishing. On the other hand, Joe Ralls is Cardiff's 5-goal highlight. Out of this game are Mendez-Laing, Vassell and Connolly, all injured.
Carlisle United vs Cardiff City live streaming starts on Wednesday 15 January 2020 at 19:45 at Brunton Park, Carlisle in FA Cup, England. Extratips.com provides livescore, H2H information for Carlisle United vs Cardiff City as well as in-depth stats about each team like lineups, standings, predictions and professional betting tips.