Some 390 miles separate Carlisle and Plymouth, however that certainly won’t deter a sizeable number of travelling fans from making the lengthy journey south to Home park on Saturday afternoon. Indeed this is probably the longest distance between any two clubs in the top two divisions and we feel that the Cumbrians will be sent on their long journey home with nothing but disappointment this weekend.
Carlisle United haven’t budged from their top-three position for many weeks but their relatively lofty position in league Two belies the fact that they have been far from convincing of late. Keith Curle’s men managed an excellent 2-1 win over league leaders Doncaster Rovers in mid-February and followed this with a win by the same scoreline over Wycombe Wanderers, however their last two outings have ended in defeat and just two points separate the Cumbrians from fourth-placed Portsmouth.
Plymouth haven’t been doing much better to be honest and they head into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw at Luton Town and a 1-0 home defeat to Notts County on Tuesday evening. Indeed the Pilgrims have suffered defeat in their last two games at Home Park and boss Derek Adams will be demanding nothing less than three points on Saturday afternoon.
We fancy the home side’s chances of collecting all the points to be honest. Carlisle United have been far from convincing in recent weeks and whilst they remain third in league Two, we believe that their top-three position will be under threat this weekend as the Pilgrims go on to claim all the spoils in front of an expectant home support.