Carlisle vs Exeter betting tips and predictions for the first leg of the League Two play-off semi-final on Sunday evening. See our betting preview from our football tipster below.
Carlisle and Exeter meet again in the end of season play-offs with some long journeys ahead for their long suffering fans.
These two sides met on the final day of the regular season and they must do it all again with the prize a trip to Wembley! Carlisle were victorious last weekend as they ran out 3-2 winners at St James’ Park and Keith Curle says his players can rise to the occasion here. The boss believes his side can cope with the pressure. The Cumbrians will be well-supported on Sunday and could have been vying for promotion if it hadn’t been for their mid-season blip.
Exeter will be hoping to secure something from this match with their iffy home form holding them back this season. The Grecians won just eight times in Devon all campaign but can boast the second best away form in the league. Paul Tisdale’s side were sat towards the bottom of the table in November with the manager’s future up for discussion but they have turned it around spectacularly.
Exeter look a huge price here. Our first Carlisle vs Exeter prediction for the League Two play-off first leg is Exeter draw no bet at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
Neither of these sides are likely to hold back here and goals could flow once again. Our second Carlisle vs Exeter betting prediction is for both teams to score and the odds are currently 7/10 with Sporting Bet.
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It’s worth taking a chance on a huge price here. Defender Jordan Moore-Taylor scored against Carlisle to make it two from two. He also netted on the road against Crawley. He’s scored just five all season but three of them have arrived in the last five matches. Our third Carlisle vs Exeter betting tip is Jordan Moore-Taylor to score anytime at 12/1 with Bet365.
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Jason Kennedy and Jabo Ibehre are both working on their fitness ahead of this tie. The latter has been in sparkling form in recent weeks and Carlisle could do with his presence. Mike Jones is a long term absentee.
Matt Oakley is back in the squad after missing the last four matches. Lee Holmes could also make a return here. Robbie Simpson won’t play any part.
These sides have seen plenty of one another in recent years with Carlisle coming out on top. Exeter were last victorious in this fixture back in March 2015 with Ryan Harley netting twice.
There have been 14 goals in the last three matches between these sides.
Carlisle are the favourites for this tie and can be backed at a range of different odds. 7/5 is roughly the price available for the Cumbrians to continue their dominance in this fixture.
Exeter are a huge 2/1 for victory with the draw priced at 5/2.
Exeter Draw No Bet at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
Both Teams to Score? Yes at 7/10 with SportingBet.
Jordan Moore-Taylor to score anytime at 12/1 with Bet365.
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