With Both sides still in the draw for the FA Cup second round, attention turns to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, with our tipster backing goals from the home sideFleetwood Town host Carlisle United on Wednesday in the Football League Trophy looking to claim their third League One scalp of the competition.
With the nothern section of the tournament now at the quarter-final stage, League Two leaders Fleetwood have already pulled off two solid wins to reach the last eight and will be buoyed by their recent run of form.
Graham Alexander’s side saw off Tranmere Rovers 2-1 away from home in the first round, before destroying last season's winners Crewe Alexandra 4-0 at home. Alexander's men have been in fine form this season and come into this match having won their last three in all competitions. William Hill price them at even money (2.00) to progress to the semi-finals in 90 minutes.
Carlisle come into this match having struggled against non-league Borehamwood in the first round of the FA Cup at the weekend. The Cumbrians are still in the competition after a 0-0 draw, but will be disappointed that they will have to play a replay.
It's been a tough season for Graham Kavanagh's men, having managed to win only two away games in their last 10. They sit in 16th position in League One, without a win in their last four matches. William Hill price them at 11/5 (3.20) to win the match. The same firm also prices the draw at 11/5 (3.20).
A bet that stands out in this match is the race to two goals. Fleetwood's price of 5/4 (2.25) with William Hill seems like a fantastic one when you consider it would have paid out in their last three matches. With Carlisle failing to score more than one goal in any of their last five away games, it's certainly worth backing the home side to find the target first.
|Fleetwood to win the race to two goals at 5/4 (2.25) 1pts stake with William Hill
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