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Leeds entertain Carlisle United on Tuesday hoping to continue their record breaking home form.

Form


Leeds home form

The Whites have a 100% home record beating Exeter 2-1, Tranmere 3-0, Stockport 2-0 and Gillingham 4-1. They have also beaten Championship side Watford 2-1 in the Carling Cup after extra time.

They have currently won fifteen straight home wins which is a club record, the run starting back in January when Tuesday`s visitors Carlisle won 2-0.

Carlisle away form

Carlisle`s away form has been good so far this season in all competitions.

They have won two, against Stockport 2-1 in the League, and an impressive victory at Bristol City 2-0 in the Carling Cup. They have drawn three games on their travels, 0-0 at Millwall and 2-2 at Leyton Orient in the League and a 2-2 draw at Morecambe in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy which they eventually won on penalties 4-2. Their only loss came n their last away game at Oldham Athletic 2-0.


History

The two clubs have only ever met seventeen times in their history although they have met six times since 2007.

At Elland Road they have met on eight occasions with Leeds winning four, Carlisle two and two draws.

Carlisle`s two victories have come on their last two visits to Elland Road.

Last season the away team won both fixtures 2-0, Leeds won at Carlisle thanks to goals from Jermaine Beckford and Luciano Becchio.

At Elland Road Leeds were haunted by two formers players with Michael Bridges and Danny Graham scoring the goals.

They met in the end of season Play offs in the 2007/08 season, Carlisle won 2-1 at Elland Road in the first leg. In the return game Leeds went through thanks to two goals from Jon Howson, the winner in the last minute of the game.

Results at Elland Road
1974/75 Leeds 3-1 Carlisle
1982/83 Leeds 1-1 Carlisle
1983/84 Leeds 3-0 Carlisle
1984/85 Leeds 1-1 Carlisle
1985/86 Leeds 2-0 Carlisle
2007/08 Leeds 3-2 Carlisle
2007/08 Leeds 1-2 Carlisle Play off semi final
2008/09 Leeds 0-2 Carlisle

Prediction

Leeds United 2-0 Carlisle United




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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 25 2009

Time: 11:00PM

 

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