Carlisle vs Exeter: Cumbrians have spirit to succeed

Carlisle vs Exeter: Cumbrians have spirit to succeed

Kick Off: 1830, 14/05/2017

Stadium: Brunton Park

TV: Sky Sports

Carlisle and Exeter have already put on a couple of thrilling shows in League Two this season and more drama is expected when they meet in the play-offs.

The Cumbrians came from behind to prevail 3-2 on both occasions, the latest one being just last Saturday, so they will be looking to confirm that superiority when hosting the first leg.

United should have a psychological edge and 5/4 they come out on top again is one of our Carlisle vs Exeter betting tips.

A Look At Carlisle United’s Betting Odds

Carlisle were grateful for two Danny Grainger penalties when edging out Exeter for the second time this term down at St James Park, but they deserve plenty of praise for rallying after twice going behind.

United’s never-say-die attitude also shone through in November’s home game against the Grecians, when Shaun Miller levelled after 89 minutes and Charlie Wyke sealed victory in stoppage time.

Carlisle’s 2-1 defeat of Newport at the end of last month was another resilient display after conceding early on and such character will surely stand them in good stead when the pressure increases even more in the play-offs.

Punters can get 28/1 for the Cumbrians to be losing at half-time and go on to win this game.

A Look At Exeter City’s Betting Odds

Exeter can boast a division-high 13 away wins during the regular season, so even this long journey should not faze Paul Tisdale and his players.

A recent 3-1 success at third-placed Doncaster highlighted how the Grecians are happy to try and play good football whatever the opposition and wherever the venue.

Midfielder David Wheeler made it 17 league goals for the season in that contest, while strikers Reuben Reid and Ollie Watkins may be at opposite ends of the age scale but both have 13 on the board.

The visitors are always capable of hitting the target, so 7/2 for a home win and both teams to score stands out from the Carlisle vs Exeter odds.

Additional stats

Last result:

EXETER 2-3 CARLISLE – Reuben Reid, Jordan Moore-Taylor + Danny Grainger (2 pens), Jamie Proctor

Head-to-head: Exeter 2-3 Carlisle, Carlisle 3-2 Exeter, Exeter 2-2 Carlisle, Carlisle 1-0 Exeter, Carlisle 1-3 Exeter, Exeter 2-0 Carlisle.