FootyMAD's Boston United match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Carlisle United v Boston United fixture

Carlisle Utd. prepare to entertain Boston United at Brunton Park Stadium on Saturday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Cumbrians won the only previous game contested between the two.

The only previous meeting between Carlisle Utd. and Boston Utd. at was just last season, in September 2002, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Mon 25 AugBoston Utd.1 - 0Carlisle Utd.LD3
2002/2003Sat 08 MarBoston Utd.0 - 0Carlisle Utd.LD3
2002/2003Sat 21 SepCarlisle Utd.4-2Boston Utd.LD3

Recent respective form guides

Carlisle United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Cumbrians have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Boston Utd. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Pilgrims have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Carlisle Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 24 games have yielded only 12 points. Boston Utd. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 28 points from their 24 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Carlisle Utd.61054103
Boston Utd.61236105

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Carlisle Utd. at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Cumbrians will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Carlisle Utd. 12 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 17 .
Boston Utd. Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.