Carlisle travel to the black and white side of Nottingham tomorrow, having come away with little in previous meetings. United having been defeated seven times out of ten, while winning just once and drawing twice in the other three games.
With that in mind matches between the teams have been a bit of a rarity over the years, with the last game at Meadow Lane coming in Carlisle's League Two title-winning season of 2005-06. The sides fighting out a dour goalless draw that late October afternoon in front of 5,347 spectators.
County's biggest win at home to the Cumbrians came in the old Division Two in the 1984-85 campaign, all the Magpies goals coming in the second-half in a 3-0 victory thanks to the late Justin Fashanu, Mark Goodwin from the penalty spot and David Watson as only 4,051 fans looked on.
Carlisle's solitary win at Meadow Lane meanwhile came by the same scoreline in the same division, this time though in 1973-74. The United goals, in front of a bumper 10,209 spectators over the festive period, coming via a Joe Laidlaw brace and an own goal from County's David McVay.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams|
|2010/2011||Sat 09 Oct||Carlisle||1 - 0||Notts. County||LGE1|
|2005/2006||Mon 17 Apr||Carlisle||2 - 1||Notts. County||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 22 Oct||Notts. County||0 - 0||Carlisle||LGE2|
|1995/1996||Sat 30 Mar||Notts. County||3 - 1||Carlisle||LGE1|
|1995/1996||Sat 07 Oct||Carlisle||0 - 0||Notts. County||LGE1|
|1986/1987||Sun 26 Apr||Notts. County||2 - 1||Carlisle||LGE1|
|1986/1987||Sun 21 Dec||Carlisle||0 - 2||Notts. County||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Notts. County have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of their last six games at Meadow Lane. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of eleven goals for the Magpies, with just two against.
In complete contrast to Notts. County, Carlisle are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just one victory, one draw and four defeats from their last six matches played away from Brunton Park. A generous eight goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Notts. County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 22 matches contested to date. Carlisle meanwhile see themselves just below half-way in the Npower League One table, in 14th, showing a record of 31 points from their 22 games played so far.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Last six games form guide||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Magpies, as the Cumbrians have been none too clever on the road in recent matches.... Home win
|Notts. County||Won four home games in a row.|
Unbeaten run of eight matches.
20 games since last home draw.
|Carlisle||Lost last three away matches.|
Last drawn game five outings ago.
Not won in previous five away matches.