Carlisle United’s inconsistencies continue to haunt them under Steven Pressley, the Cumbrians sliding down the League Two table following some hugely disappointing results. Pressley’s side went through February without a win to their name and just two points collected from their four outings during the month and while they did manage a 2-1 win over Swindon Town last weekend, this has been their sole victory since January. Last time out, the Cumbrians went down 3-1 at home to a Notts County side which have been staring relegation in the face for some time now and it’s hard to have much faith in them ahead of their lengthy weekend trip to a Forest Green Rovers outfit which sit one point above them in the league table.
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Carlisle United may have been struggling with inconsistency but so too have their weekend opponents Forest Green Rovers. The Gloucestershire side have lost five and won just two of their last seven League Two matches, a 3-0 win at Colchester United in midweek following on from a 3-0 defeat at Morecambe just a few days earlier. They remain very much in contention for a play off place as things stand but like the Cumbrians they desperately need to steady things down and string together a winning run.
Indeed it’s hard to back either of these two sides with even the remotest bit of confidence in the outright market and as such we’ll be siding with goals instead. Carlisle’s last six games have contained a total of sixteen goals while Forest Green have been no strangers to goalmouth action with ten coming in their last four outings. As such, we anticipate a goalfest when the two teams clash on Saturday afternoon with Ladbrokes Bookmakers going 10/11 on Over 2.5 Total Goals, this being a winning bet in each of Rovers’ last three matches and four of Carlisle’s last six.