Stockport County are on the brink of securing back-to-back promotions as they face Carlisle at Wembley on Sunday in the League Two play-off final.


Dave Challinor's side were promoted from the National League last season and they're hoping to return to League One for the first time since 2010.

Stockport came from behind to beat Salford in their play-off semi-final. Salford had a 1-0 lead from the first leg before Stockport won 2-1 at Edgeley Park to force penalties, with Ben Hinchliffe making two superb saves to book their place at Wembley.

Carlisle also had to overturn a deficit in their play-off semi-final against Bradford.

Paul Simpson's men won 2-1 at Brunton Park to cancel out Bradford's 1-0 lead from the first leg, with the tie going to extra time. Carlisle centre-back Ben Barclay was the unlikely hero with his 112th-minute goal booking their play-off final spot. brings you our predictions and team news for Carlisle v Stockport.

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When is Carlisle v Stockport?

Carlisle v Stockport will kick off at 1:30pm on Sunday 28th May 2023.

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Carlisle v Stockport team news

Carlisle predicted line-up: Holy; Barclay, Huntington, Whelan; Senior, Guy, Moxon, Armer; McCalmont, Garner, Gordon.

Stockport predicted line-up: Hinchliffe; Lewis, Horsfall, Hussey; Knoyle, Wright, Camps, Lemonheigh-Evans, Rydel; Olaofe, Madden.

Carlisle v Stockport prediction

Stockport found form in the second half of the season and they've lost just two of their last 22 games.

While Carlisle will put up a fight and it could be a close affair, it's hard not to side with Stockport as they eye back-to-back promotions.

Our prediction: Carlisle 1-2 Stockport (9/1 at bet365)

Carlisle v Stockport odds

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Carlisle (19/10) Draw (12/5) Stockport (11/8)*

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