Welling and Carlisle bidding to make third round of FA Cup, with Football League side warm favourites
A few weeks ago, thousands of Carlisle supporters headed down the M6 to cheer their team against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup. United were a penalty shoot-out away from a massive giant killing against the Reds.
However, the hunters become the hunted on Sunday as Welling look to cause an upset, with the National League side bidding to reach the third round of the FA Cup and potentially face the likes of Liverpool themselves.
Park View Road will be packed to the rafters for this clash, with bookies.com the proud sponsors of the game and bet365 offer a best price 16/5 for anyone who thinks that the Wings can stun their Football League opponents and win in ninety minutes.
Carlisle are no bigger than 4/5 with Ladbrokes to reach the third round themselves, with the Cumbrian side coming into this match off the back of an impressive run which has recently seen them beat Luton and Crawley.
Keith Curle’s team sit sixth in the table among the play-off spots, having suffered just one defeat in the past seven games and there have been nine goals in the past three encounters.
Jabo Ibehre has been back among the goals recently and he’s a 5/1 chance to open the scoring with bet365, while Charlie Wyke having recently bagged a brace against Crawley and he’s the same price with the same firm.
Welling sit nineteenth in the National League, with Loui Fazakerley’s team having failed to win any of their previous four matches. However, drawing at home to Forest Green and away to Lincoln were positive results for United.
Watch out for Sam Corne who has got a rifle shot from range and has apparently been watched by Chelsea recently, with the defender-cum-midfielder available at 25/1 to break the deadlock in this clash.
However, we expect Carlisle to ultimately show their class and set up a potential money-spinner for what could be a memorable season at Brunton Park.
All odds were correct at time of posting.