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History of the Carlisle United v Mansfield Town fixture

Mansfield Town face a trip to Carlisle United at Brunton Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Stags will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in November 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 24 AprMansfield Town2 - 3Carlisle Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 15 NovCarlisle Utd.0 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2001/2002Sat 20 AprMansfield Town2 - 0Carlisle Utd.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 10 NovCarlisle Utd.0 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2
2000/2001Sat 27 JanCarlisle Utd.2 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2
2000/2001Fri 22 DecMansfield Town1 - 1Carlisle Utd.LGE2
1999/2000Sat 29 JanCarlisle Utd.0 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Carlisle United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Cumbrians have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Mansfield Town is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Stags have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Carlisle Utd.'s 17 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Mansfield Town find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 13 games have yielded only 10 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Carlisle Utd.62048116
Mansfield Town6213997

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Cumbrians, as the Stags have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Carlisle Utd.Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Mansfield TownNot won in previous 10 away matches.