Carlisle United v Everton betting tips – Cumbrians to hold Toffees

Carlisle can get FA Cup tie back to Goodison



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Betting Tip: Draw @ 15/4 with bet365

It’s been a strange old season for Carlisle United who came very close to eliminating Liverpool from the Capital One Cup last autumn.

The Blues then saw heavy floods wreak havoc in Cumbria and Brunton Park was under water throughout the Christmas period, forcing Carlisle to play home matches in Blackpool, Preston and Blackburn.

However, Keith Curle’s team made it past Yeovil after two matches and now have a wonderful FA Cup tie against the blue half of Merseyside. It looks a decent time to be facing an off-colour Everton team.

Roberto Martinez might have his team playing attractive football although the end results have been underwhelming.

Sunday’s 2-1 home defeat against Swansea means that the natives are increasingly restless, with a midweek Capital One Cup clash against Manchester City meaning that we might see an understrength Toffees side for this clash.

Carlisle will hope to pull off a giant killing although a draw would also be a great outcome considering it would be a money-spinner getting the tie back to Goodison, especially if the replay was televised.

Last weekend’s return to Brunton Park resulted in an anti-climax after a late York equaliser stopped the Blues in their tracks.

However, the 6ft 4in Jabo Ibehre should prove a handful for a Toffees defence that has creaked several times on the road this season, with recent 3-3 draws at Bournemouth and Chelsea cases in hand.

Betting Tip: Draw @ 15/4 with bet365

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