Cheltenham Town vs Carlisle United preview: How to watch, kick-off time, predicted lineups, team news and ones to watch 
Above: Sam Smith of Cheltenham Town rues a missed opportunity (Source: Joe Prior, Getty Images)

Cheltenham Town have the opportunity to secure their automatic promotion to Sky Bet League one this coming Tuesday at 19:00 BST, as the Robins host a Carlisle United side looking to delay the party.

Michael Duff's side have had a wonderous season, having lost the least amount of games in the league, keeping 21 clean sheets which is the most in the Football League, and taking European giants Manchester City the full stride in the FA Cup.

But perhaps the biggest achievement for Duff is the club's league position, currently sitting top of Sky Bet League Two with automatic promotion within their grasps.

Their opponents, Carlisle, won't roll over lightly however, with the play-offs still within their reach after a mixed season for the Cumbrians.

Chris Beech's Carlisle are five points off of the play-offs with nine available, but could see their hopes squashed should Newport County or Forest Green Rovers win tonight.

This is a game for the neutral however, as Carlisle average the most shots on target per match with 4.6, but Cheltenham are just behind them with 4.4. It could be a real test of Josh Griffiths and Paul Farman.

  • Team news

The potential celebrations will be missed by Will Boyle and Chris Clements, who have been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Carlisle on the other hand will be without defender Rod McDonald, who picked up an injury after just nine minutes against Bolton Wanderers.

Rhys Bennett will also be pushing for a return to the starting eleven, after being placed on the bench following a stint out with injury.

  • Predicted lineups

Cheltenham Town: Griffiths; Blair, Raglan, Tozer, Long, Hussey; Azaz, Thomas, Sercombe; Lloyd, May.

Carlisle United: Farman; Tanner, Hayden, Bennett, Anderton; Riley, Guy, Mellish; Kayode, Zanzala, Alessandra.

  • Ones to watch

Ben Tozer

The 'Rory Delap' of League Two as he's known, club captain Tozer has been a revelation in the Robins back line this campaign.

Despite being on the wrong end of 30, Tozer has played some of his best football in the heart of a back five, commanding his peers and dominating attackers who dare to take him on. But along with this, Tozer grabbed the headlines for his specialty of a long throw, a tactic Duff has utilised this season allowing the 31-year old to pick up seven assists, two goals and an average match rating of 7.0.

Callum Guy

Former Derby County midfield starlet Guy has been an influential figure in the middle of the park for the Cumbrians this season.

At just 24-years old, interest is starting to pick up in Carlisle's number eight for his creative mindset in midfield, managing 13 assists this campaign and controlling the middle of the pitch, Guy's box-to-box work rate has him as one of League Two's most feared playmakers.

  • Previous meeting

​​​​​​​Carlisle may be in for a struggle if past results are anything to go off of, as Beech's side has failed to defeat Cheltenham in their past three meetings. Back in November, goals from Boyle and a composed penalty from Connor Thomas cancelled out Jon Mellish's strike on the brink of half time, as the Robins ran out 2-1 victors.

  • How to watch

​​​​​​​The match kicks off at 19:00 BST on Tuesday April 25.

Match passes for iFollow coverage can be purchased from either club's website for £10 for customers in the UK and Ireland and £7 for viewers from elsewhere.

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