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Leicester City vs. Carlisle United

Walkers Stadium

04/04/09

3 p.m.

Preview: Leicester vs Carlisle

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson will be looking for an immediate reverse of fortunes from his Leicester City side today as they face Carlisle United at the Walkers Stadium on the back of last week's 2-0 defeat at Peerborough.

Carlisle themselves have struggled in League One this season after three consecutive play-offs without success, and currently find themselves in 19th position, perilously placed above the drop zone.

Leicester emerged 2-1 winners when the two sides met at Brunton Park earlier in the season, coming back from a goal behind to take all three points.

Vital Quotes:

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson (BBC): 'It was a very tough game up there. We were asked lots of questions and were made to work very hard.

'They are only just outside the relegation places and have had a difficult season.

'But at this stage of the season there are no easy games.'


Leicester City Team News:

Leicester welcome back Andy King from international duty and Steve Howard from suspension.

Both should come straight back into the side, with Bruno Berner and Paul Dickov the most likely to make way.

Player to watch: Steve Howard

A hugely important player for Leicester, and his absence was shown as he sat out his suspension. Fryatt somewhat relies on Howard for his goals, and the Leicester faithful will be glad that the partnership is back today.

Carlisle United Team News:

Carlisle have a lengthy injury list, with 9 first team players currently out injured.

Ian Harte, Michael Burns, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, Danny Livesey, Chris Howarth, Peter Murphy, Paul Thirlwell, Kevin Gall and Gary Madine are all sidelined for the Cumbrians.

Player to watch: Danny Graham

Scored in the reverse fixture at Brunton Park, and with 16 goals to his name this season is quite clearly Carlisle's biggest goal threat. Destined to move on elsewhere should Carlisle go down.

Match Facts & Stats

The two sides have only met 9 times competetively, with Leicester claiming 7 wins compared to Carlisle's 1.

The biggest win recorded was Leicester's 6-0 drubbing of the Cumbrians, hat-tricks from Steve Lynex and Gary Lineker giving the Foxes the win.

Top Goalscorers:

Leicester: Matty Fryatt (28)

Carlisle: Danny Graham (16)

www.oddschecker.com

Leicester 5/11

Draw 10/3

Carlisle 9/1

Match Prediction:

Leicester 2-0 Carlisle

Next Fixtures:

Leicester: 11/04/09 - Hereford (A)

Carlisle: 10/04/09 - Oldham (H)




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Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 4 2009

Time: 11:26AM

Your Comments

Looks very much like you guys are beginning to stutter .... come on the top position is ther if you want it.
Doody
Looks very much like you guys are beginning to stutter .... come on the top position is ther if you want it.
Doody
 

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