[TODAY] Accrington vs. Carlisle live video 5 September 2023
As may be the case for many sides in the bottom tier of the Football League as the season progresses, Stanley could not live with newly promoted Notts County's attacking firepower, with Macauley Langstaff's brace helping his side move top of the table. Having made the semi-finals of this competition last season, ultimately losing 2-0 to the eventual winners Bolton Wanderers, John Coleman will be hoping for another fine effort from his players despite returning to League One being his main priority for the campaign.
Accrington Stanley possible starting lineup:McIntyre; Mellor, Hills, Pickles, O'Brien; Quirk, Martin, Conneely, Nolan; Lowe, Woods Carlisle United possible starting lineup:Holy; Back, Lavelle, Barclay, Robinson; Gibson, McCalmont, Harris, Moxon; Garner, Ablade We say: Accrington Stanley 2-1 Carlisle United Despite these two sides competing in different divisions, the reality is that there is little to split them in terms of individual quality, meaning the hosts will fancy their chances of beginning this season's competition with a victory. Stanley made it all the way to the semi-finals last time out, compared to Carlisle who finished rock-bottom of their group, so we will back the hosts to earn a narrow victory.
Accrington Stanley vs Carlisle United – probabili formazioni
While in theory they may be expected to lose to their forthcoming opponents given that they are now competing in a division beneath them, Coleman will be determined for home advantage at Crown Ground to help them to all three points on Tuesday. After failing to win any of their opening five matches back in League One, Carlisle would have been mightily relieved to get themselves off the mark with a 2-0 win against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday. Tom Bayliss' own goal handed the hosts the initiative in the 57th minute, before Joe Garner's strike deep into injury-time sealed all three points for Paul Simpson's side, who moved out of the relegation zone in the process.
Likewise, Carlisle are unlikely to be at full strength on Tuesday, but Garner will expect to receive a starting berth after coming off the bench to seal his side's first league win of the season against Shrewsbury. Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Tomas Holy is likely to be handed an opportunity to impress between the posts, with Alfie McCalmont set to appear in the visitors' engine room having joined on loan from Leeds United.
Tickets - Portsmouth
📝 Match Preview: Accrington Stanley (A) - News - Exeter
Accrington Stanley - Carlisle United 05.09.2023