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  • Carlisle vs Bradford predictions for Saturday’s League Two play-off match
  • The second leg is being played at Brunton Park (15:00 BST)
  • Can the Bantams hold the Blues to a second-leg draw?
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Carlisle are winless in their last 3 matches (Getty Images)

Carlisle vs Bradford Predictions


Carlisle’s recent form has dipped and Bradford rarely lose on the road. The Bantams can hold out for a second-leg draw and reach the play-off final.
  • Carlisle vs Bradford Predictions
  • Head-to-Head
  • Carlisle Form
  • Carlisle Injuries & Team News
  • Bradford Form
  • Bradford Injuries & Team News

  • Carlisle are winless in their last 3 matches
  • Carlisle are winless in their last 2 matches against Bradford
  • Bradford are unbeaten in 10 of their last 12 away matches

Head-to-Head


Bradford have a 23-21 advantage against Carlisle in 59 meetings with 15 draws.

Carlisle Form


Carlisle lost 1-0 in the first leg at Bradford. The Blues conceded after 18 minutes and struggled to hit back with two shots on target.

Carlisle are winless in their last three following a 1-1 draw at Sutton and a 3-2 home loss against Salford. Paul Simpson’s side have drawn three of their last five home matches.

Carlisle Injuries & Team News


Midfielder Jamie Devitt is ruled out.

Bradford Form


Bradford have a 1-0 lead over Carlisle heading into the play-off second leg. Jamie Walker struck on 18 minutes and Bradford held on to win with just 10 shots.

The Bantams ended their League Two campaign with a 1-1 draw against Leyton Orient and a 3-2 loss at Crewe. Mark Hughes’ side are unbeaten in 19 of their last 22 matches. 

Bradford Injuries & Team News


Bradford have no injuries or suspensions.

Forward Andy Cook has scored 28 goals this season and is set to lead the line. 

Verdict

Carlisle are struggling for form and Bradford are likely to preserve their aggregate lead. A second-leg draw is anticipated and the Bantams can seal a trip to Wembley.

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